1st Edition

Active Landscape Photography Diverse Practices

Edited By Anne C Godfrey Copyright 2023
    292 Pages 87 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    292 Pages 87 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Diverse Practices, the third book in the Active Landscape Photography series, presents a set of unique photographic examples for site-specific investigations of landscape places. Contributed by authors across academia, practice and photography, each chapter serves as a rigorous discussion about photographic methods for the landscape and their underlying concepts. Chapters also serve as unique case studies about specific projects, places and landscape issues.

    Project sites include the Miller Garden, Olana, XX Miller Prize and the Philando Castile Peace Garden. Landscape places discussed include the archeological landscapes of North Peru, watery littoral zones, the remote White Pass in Alaska, Sau Paulo and New York City’s Chinatown. Photographic image-making approaches include the use of lidar, repeat photography, collage, mapping, remote image capture, portraiture, image mining of internet sources, visual impact assessment, cameraless photography, transect walking and interviewing.

    These diverse practices demonstrate how photography, when utilized through a set of specific critical methods, becomes a rich process for investigating the landscape. Exploring this concept in relationship to specific contemporary sties and landscape issues reveals the intricacy and subtlety that exists when photography is used actively.

    Practitioners, academics, students and researchers will be inspired by the underlying concepts of these examples and come away with a better understanding about how to create their own rigorous photographic practices.

    Introduction: Diverse Practices

    Anne C Godfrey

    Practice, Methods and Process: Photographic Representation is a Verb

    Anne C Godfrey

    Part I: Systems

    1. Cameraless Photography at the Water’s Edge: Rethinking Collaboration and Exchange in the Littoral Zone

    Phoebe Lickwar

    2. Looking Through the Trees: Lidar, Archaeology, and the Possibility of Seeing Otherwise

    Parker VanValkenburgh

    3. Between the Rendered and the Real: Photography as a Comparative Analysis Tool

    Aidan Ackerman, Robin Hoffman

    4. Taking Strolls in Virtual Space: Finding the Stranger’s Path in Google Streetview Context Photography

    Deni Ruggeri

    Part II: Histories

    5. Engaged Photography: Revealing the Miller Garden

    Mark R. Eischeid

    6. Photographs as Tools for Restoring the Historic Landscape of Olana

    Charlotte Barrows

    7. Revealing Landscapes Beyond the Monuments: Matching Past to Present Using Remote Repeat Photography

    Anna Suet Tiburzi

    Part III: Narratives

    8. Repeat Photography's Practical Applications in Contemporary Landscape Planning and Design

    Rachel Edmonds, Casey Howard, and Laurie Matthews

    9. XX Miller Prize: Centering Women’s Stories Through Portraiture

    Sahar Coston-Hardy, Rhiannon Sinclair

    10. Photography and a Dramaturgical Approach to Sites

    Brian Katen

    Part IV: Moments

    11. Overdrawing

    Liska Chan

    12. Ways of Seeing; Documenting Landscape

    Hannah Durham

    13. Serial Process: Serial photography as Critical Practice

    Maura Rockcastle and Ross Altheimer


    Anne C Godfrey explores the complex relationship between photography and landscape. As an interdisciplinarian, she utilizes contemporary cultural approaches to investigate the intersections of landscape, perception, representation and design. She is an award-winning educator and researcher. Godfrey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.