Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Interim Review References 07 - Representation of Landscape - The West

Orla's project is heading in an interesting direction...
Comparing Timothy O'Sullivan's photographs taken of the American West for the US Survey Project 'Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel' in the late 1860s 
photographs of the Irish West taken as postcards in the Eason Collection of the National Library of Ireland, looking at the visual language, technological restraints and how these shaped the perception of the landscape...

Ambulance and photographic Wagon, Carson Desert, Nevada, 1867 - Timothy O Sullivan

A fuschia hedge near clifden, Eason Postcard Collection, National Library 1900-1940

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