Depth of Field, volume 7, no. 1 (December 2015)Seyed Abolfazl Shobeiri: Symposium review

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Notes

1. The exhibition showed the work of the American photographers Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore, Henry Wessel, and the German duo Bernd and Hilla Becher.

2. William Jenkins, New Topographics: Photographs of Man-altered Landscape (Rochester, NY: 1975).

3. The term ‘Anthropocene’ addresses the epoch in which human activities started to have a profound impact on the Earth’s ecosystem. Coined in 1980s by the American ecologist Eugene F. Stoermer, this term refers to the influences of human behavior on the ecosystem and is widely used in the field of geological studies.

4. In Smithson’s work, ‘entropy’ outlines the lack of order and predictability in nature. That is, despite humans’ tendency to organize and order nature, it always tends to transform itself into decline and disorder.

5. Toby Jurovics, ‘Same as It Ever Was’, in: Greg Foster-Rice and John Rohrbach (eds.), Reframing the New Topographics (Chicago: Chicago University press, 2013), p. 4.

6. The work of Ger Dekkers is characterized by landscape photographs carefully orchestrated in linear grid sequences. Dekkers attempted to capture the repetitive geometry of Dutch man-made territory in a cinematic fashion: as the landscape unfolds in patterns of fields lined with trees and fences, the eye of the camera moves and crystallizes similar views from different positions.

7. DATAR launched a vast artistic commission of photographs with the aim of ‘representing the French landscape in the 1980s’. This initiative, called the ‘DATAR Photographic Mission’, was endorsed by the Prime Minister at a meeting of the Interministerial Committee for Planning on 18 April 1983. Jean-Louis Garnell was among the commissioned photographers who documented the French landscape in the1980s.

8. Statement by Christina Capetillo on her website. Accessed on 8 December 2015. http://www.christinacapetillo.com/www.christinacapetillo.com/About.html

9. Larisa Dryansky, ‘Images of Thought’, in: Greg Foster-Rice and John Rohrbach (eds.), Reframing the New Topographics (Chicago: Chicago University press, 2013), p. 107.