LANDMARK: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography
Artists: Binh Danh, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Ted Orland, Millee Tibbs, and Jerry Uelsmann
Landscape photography is uniquely wedded to the National Parks, and to Yosemite in particular. Many of our nation’s most famous photographers have storied relationships with Yosemite – their work not only celebrates and shares the landscape’s grandeur, but also examines our relationship to wilderness and conservation. The contemporary artists selected for this exhibition bring new representation and varied voices to the genre of landscape photography, strengthening the rich relationship between the medium and Yosemite, while also blazing new conceptual and technical ground with their work.
In alignment with the National Park Service’s mission to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation widely, LANDMARK will be exhibited along the well-traveled corridor between Yosemite and the Bay Area, creating a link between rural and urban populations that are geographically, socially, and economically connected to Yosemite.
This exhibition celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service and looks ahead to the next century as it continues to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
Exhibition Venues and Dates
November 18, 2016 through January 22, 2017
9037 Village Drive, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389
10am to noon and 1pm to 4pm except holiday closures November 23-28, December 20-27, and December 31-January 2
April 10, 2017 – June 11, 2017
645 West Main Street, Merced CA 95340
Tuesday – Friday 11am-6pm; Saturdays 10am-2pm
August 4 – November 26, 2017
5009 Highway 140, Mariposa, CA 95338
Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-5:30pm; Sunday 11am-4pm
Closed on Federal Holidays
December 7, 2017 – January 27, 2018
1011 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuesday – Friday 12pm-6pm; Saturday, Noon to 5pm; and by appointment
Mariposa County Arts Council
The Mariposa County Arts Council has a mission to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County
Merced County Arts Council
The Merced County Arts Council works to inspire and nurture the arts in Merced County and strive to show the community that art is around us all the time, and can be experienced in anything and everything.
San Francisco Camerawork
SF Camerwork’s mission is to encourage and support emerging artists to explore new directions and ideas in the photographic arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, SF Camerawork strives to create an engaging platform for artistic exploration as well as community involvement and inquiry.
Yosemite Museum, National Park Service
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
LANDMARK: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography, is curated by Cara Goger and organized by the Mariposa County Arts Council.
This exhibition is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts “Imagine Your Parks” program, the Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau, Michael Fry and Claudia Welsh, Carol Johnson, and Michelle Marco.