This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast featured Robert Adams, one of the most important artists of the post-war American West.
Much of the land Adams has covered — literally — was first covered by 19th-century photographers who worked for and with the railroads that joined the East and West Coasts. On Episode No. 35 of The MAN Podcast I talked with Brian Sholis, who organized an exhibition earlier this year at New York’s apexart titled “The Permanent Way,” a show that examined the continuing impact of the railroads on the way American artists look at landscape.
On the second half of that show I talked with Mark Ruwedel, a photographer of the West whose ”Westward the Course of Empire” series spotlighted the continuing physical presence of the railroad in the West.
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Image: Mark Ruwedel, San Diego and Arizona Eastern #7 from the series “Westward the Course of Empire,” 2003.