Defining “New Topographics”

A few weeks ago, I wrote that I was exploring something called “The New Topgraphics” (NT) movement. I joined and am following the Facebook group based on that movement. Having viewed many images in this group, I am still working to understand what are the defining characteristics of this type of photography? Does any shot of a building or other man-made object fit into the framework? Or are we looking for more? What are the criteria that we should consider when evaluating our work?

North Dakota, 2010

~ by Admin2 on May 10, 2018.

2 Responses to “Defining “New Topographics””

  1. […] another variation on the “New Topographics” theme, from rural to […]

  2. From NPR: New “topographic” photographers were less concerned with portraying an ideal image of nature and were more interested in showing plainly how man has altered it. Their photos were descriptive, unemotional and simple — a fusion, almost, of traditional landscape and social documentary photography, with man as the focus, but out of the picture.

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