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Active Landscape Photography
Diverse Practices

Edited By

Anne C Godfrey

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ISBN 9780367541347
April 25, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 87 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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 both a rigorous discussion about the photographic methods and their underlying concepts and case studies of specific projects, places and landscape issues.

Specific 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 rich processes 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Diverse Practices

Anne C Godfrey

Practice, Methods and Process: Photographic representation is a verb

Anne C Godfrey

Part One: 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 Two: Histories

1. Engaged Photography: Revealing the Miller Garden

Mark R. Eischeid

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

Charlotte Barrows

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

Anna Suet Tiburzi

Part Three: Narratives

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

Rachel Edmonds, Casey Howard, and Laurie Matthews

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

Sahar Coston-Hardy, Rhiannon Sinclair

3. Photography and a Dramaturgical Approach to Sites

Brian Katen

Part Four: Moments

1. Overdrawing

Liska Chan

2. Ways of Seeing; Documenting Landscape

Hannah Durham

3. Serial Process: Serial photography as critical practice

Maura Rockcastle and Ross Altheimer

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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.