The Third View Project.
Photographs by Mark Klett, Byron Wolfe, and Mike Marshall.
The Third View Project, Tempe, 2002.
The Arizona State University Art Museum has published a catalogue (Cat# AS007S) to a major travelling exhibition on the photography of Mark Klett. Museum Director Marilyn Zeitlin states in her essay, "it is clear that nearly all of the work reflects a concern with time. The work is both analysis and meditation, and his reflections on time are no exception to this dual attitude that brings together a subtle poetry with a scientific exactitude." Having prepared for and pursued early on a career in the U.S. Geological Society, Klett brings to his art not only an understanding of time on a vast scale but also a deep concern with man's effects on the environment. He is well-known for his influential work Second View: The Rephotographic Survey Project which exactingly reproduced views of sites in the American West made historic in 19th-century survey photographs. Third View presents a continuation of that team effort, led by Project Director Klett. The participants explain: "The project made more than 110 rephotographs from the same vantage points as the originals while also attempting to duplicate the original photographs' lighting conditions, both in time of day and year. This disk samples seven sites along with a portion of the collateral materials collected, including interviews and other sound files and site-related imagery such as Virtual Reality panoramas." Both Mac and PC compatible.
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