Mattingly’s landscape photographs evoke each site’s geologic timeline.
The photographer’s large-scale images depict landscapes altered and scarred by human industry and development.
East of the Mississippi highlights how early photographic efforts homed in on Americans’ leisure pursuits, particularly travel to popular getaway spots such as Niagara Falls and New England’s White Mountains.
Photographer David Freese journeyed along the continent’s eastern shoreline, documenting it in the face of climate change.
An exhibition at the National Gallery of Art highlights the environmental and artistic influence of 19th-century landscape photography in the eastern United States.
In his book Overview: A New Perspective of Earth, photographer Benjamin Grant uses satellite imagery to convey the enormity of mankind’s effects on the planet.
As any traveler who’s gazed out the window of an airplane while flying over the United States knows, the grid reigns.
Presenting vitas of sweeping landscapes paired with serene color gradients, Mark Dorf’s photographs of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado ferry nature into fantasy.
Iceland, more than most places on the planet, frequently reveals the cataclysmic activity below its crust through volcanoes, fissures, and geothermal pools.
There’s never been much of a unified scene when it comes to capturing landscapes in art, but maybe more even than before artists are very experimental with how to show a stretch of space.
The Icelandic landscapes in Kris Graves’ photographs are not pristine, not all of them. There’s a road here, a guardrail there, the lights of a distant town beneath a neon-green aurora borealis.
During a particularly arduous training climb on California’s Mt. Baldy, Los Angeles–based creative director and photographer Michael Gabel had an epiphany about the link between an image and the altitude at which it was taken. “I was set on 6,000 vertical feet in six miles and something clicked about tagging photos with the elevation,” he recently explained to Hyperallergic, adding that this solved a key problem: “As a climber and a hiker I love using topographical maps, and naming your photographs is forced and kind of annoying.”