Sky Above, Earth Below Exhibition & Audio Tour

Sky Above, Earth Below traces the development of western landscape photography from the late 19th century to the 21st century. The exhibition includes work from members of the Seattle Camera Club, FSA (Farm Security Administration), f/64 (a group of 20th-century photographers known for precise exposures and depiction of natural forms), and from contemporary photography portfolios such as American Roads (printed in 1981), The Museum Project (printed in 2015), and DEMARCATION (printed in 2018).

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Ansel Adams is one of the most acclaimed photographers in American history. He created his own system of exposure to ensure perfect detail and contrast in his photographs. The complicated, "zone system" that he developed is still studied and used by photo
01 - Mt. Williamson from Manzanar, California | Sky Above, Earth Below

01 - Mt. Williamson from Manzanar, California

Ansel Adams is one of the most acclaimed photographers in American history. He created his own system of exposure to ensure perfect detail and contrast in his photographs. The complicated, "zone system" that he developed is still studied and used by photo...

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One of the hallmarks of a Photojournalist is to portray the subject of the photograph in an impartial way. This photograph of the Bingham Copper Mine does exactly that. You can see Rosenstein’s clear, factual style. Although the subject is quite unusual a
02 - Copper Pit, Bingham, Utah | Sky Above, Earth Below

02 - Copper Pit, Bingham, Utah

One of the hallmarks of a Photojournalist is to portray the subject of the photograph in an impartial way. This photograph of the Bingham Copper Mine does exactly that. You can see Rosenstein’s clear, factual style. Although the subject is quite unusual a...

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Ruth Bernhard was a German-born American photographer.  She is most well known for her studio-based work of nudes and still lifes.  She has a gift for depicting commonplace objects as precious ornaments.  In this rare landscape of Halibut Point in Massach
03 - Halibut Point, Rockport Massachusetts | Sky Above, Earth Below

03 - Halibut Point, Rockport Massachusetts

Ruth Bernhard was a German-born American photographer.  She is most well known for her studio-based work of nudes and still lifes.  She has a gift for depicting commonplace objects as precious ornaments.  In this rare landscape of Halibut Point in Massach...

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Gianfranco Gorgoni was born in Rome. He came to the United States early in his career. After befriending many famous American artists of the time, he began photographing them as they lived and worked on their creative pursuits. Gorgoni was later acknowled
04 - Spiral Jetty | Sky Above, Earth Below

04 - Spiral Jetty

Gianfranco Gorgoni was born in Rome. He came to the United States early in his career. After befriending many famous American artists of the time, he began photographing them as they lived and worked on their creative pursuits. Gorgoni was later acknowled...

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Anthony Hernandez is a native of Los Angeles where this photograph was taken. His images often depict urban streets and people. With his haunting photographs, Hernandez sheds light not only on urban surroundings but also the cultural differences of class
05 Herbert Lake, Los Angeles | Sky Above, Earth Below

05 Herbert Lake, Los Angeles

Anthony Hernandez is a native of Los Angeles where this photograph was taken. His images often depict urban streets and people. With his haunting photographs, Hernandez sheds light not only on urban surroundings but also the cultural differences of class

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Kimberly Anderson’s work, Salt Ramp and Pile, Great Salt Lake, is part of a series of photographs of the Great Salt Lake that beautifully captures the diversity and remoteness around the perimeter of the lake.
06 - Salt Ramp and Pile, Great Salt Lake | Sky Above, Earth Below

06 - Salt Ramp and Pile, Great Salt Lake

Kimberly Anderson’s work, Salt Ramp and Pile, Great Salt Lake, is part of a series of photographs of the Great Salt Lake that beautifully captures the diversity and remoteness around the perimeter of the lake.

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Peter Goin is an American photographer best known for his work depicting human altered landscapes. His photograph of Trinity Site is no exception. The landscape, which otherwise looks quiet and unremarkable, is the location of the very first nuclear explo
07 - Trinity Site | Sky Above, Earth Below

07 - Trinity Site

Peter Goin is an American photographer best known for his work depicting human altered landscapes. His photograph of Trinity Site is no exception. The landscape, which otherwise looks quiet and unremarkable, is the location of the very first nuclear explo...

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This photograph, titled Ghosts by Darryl Curran, utilizes a variety of photographic techniques to create a surreal scene. An experimental photographer of his time, Darryl Curran was a significant participant for pushing photography forward as a fine art f
08 - Ghosts | Sky Above, Earth Below

08 - Ghosts

This photograph, titled Ghosts by Darryl Curran, utilizes a variety of photographic techniques to create a surreal scene. An experimental photographer of his time, Darryl Curran was a significant participant for pushing photography forward as a fine art f...

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Born in New York in 1944, American artist Linda Connor began working in photography when she was 17 years old as a way to explore her interest in spiritualism.
09 - Independent Tree, Utah 1982 | Sky Above, Earth Below

09 - Independent Tree, Utah 1982

Born in New York in 1944, American artist Linda Connor began working in photography when she was 17 years old as a way to explore her interest in spiritualism.