ASX.TV: Lewis Baltz – “In the Desert” (2010)

“Lewis Baltz: In the Desert” features 29 photographs from the internationally renowned photographer’s series “Nevada” and “Near Reno.”

An icon of contemporary photography, Baltz took the black-and-white images of construction sites and abandoned areas in the northern Nevada desert region between 1977 and 1986. Many of the images in “Lewis Baltz: In the Desert” are those for which the artist became best known.

Baltz’s pivotal role in the New Topographics photography movement of the mid-1970s led to his revered status in the arts world. In 1975, Baltz was included in the legendary exhibition “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape” that was mounted at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y. It was an exhibition that changed the direction of contemporary photography.

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