The Frontier Photographers
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The Frontier Photographers

by Ken Verdoia
     
 

Produced by Ken Verdoia and Nancy Green

KUED Productions

Western History

A groundbreaking look at three men who first photographed the American West, The Frontier Photographers documents the unprecedented work of William Henry Jackson, Jack Hillers, and Timothy O’Sullivan as they explored and captured on film the mysterious spaces of the

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Produced by Ken Verdoia and Nancy Green

KUED Productions

Western History

A groundbreaking look at three men who first photographed the American West, The Frontier Photographers documents the unprecedented work of William Henry Jackson, Jack Hillers, and Timothy O’Sullivan as they explored and captured on film the mysterious spaces of the nineteenth-century West. Carrying hundreds of pounds of delicate equipment and entering unfamiliar worlds, these photographers documented the transformation of the West from a place raw and largely unknown into a landscape of development and change. As stunning as these images were to the photographers’ contemporaries, they continue to evoke awe and wonder in modern viewers as they offer a sense of the breathtaking Western landscapes before they were tamed and demystified by settlement and expansion. The photographic record created by these three men has left a legacy of deep connection to and appreciation for the land that is central to the Western experience.

Distributed for KUED, public broadcaster of the University of Utah.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874809886
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
1
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy L. Green is professor of history at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales. She is the author or coeditor of several books, including Ready-to-Wear and Ready-to-Work: A Century of Industry and Immigrants in Paris and New York, Jewish Workers in the Modern Diaspora, and Citizenship and Those Who Leave.

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