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Looking Back at Earth

Environmental Photography from the Hood Museum of Art

July 07, 2012, through August 26, 2012
J Henry Fair, Arsenic and Water

J Henry Fair, Arsenic and Water, March 2009, C-print. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from the Krehbiel Foundation; selected by Dartmouth College students who participated in the Hood Museum of Art spring 2011 seminar Museum Collecting 101; 2011.26. © J Henry Fair 

Emmit Gowin, Sedan Crater, Area 10

Emmit Gowin, Sedan Crater, Area 10, Northern End of Yucca Flat Looking South, Nevada Test Site, 1996, toned gelatin silver print. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Elizabeth and David C. Lowenstein ‘67 Fund; 2011.46. © Emmet and Edith Gowin; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.

Subhankar Banerjee, Caribou Migration I

Subhankar Banerjee, Caribou Migration I, 2002, UltraChrome print. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Charles F. Venrick 1936 Fund; 2006.61. © Subhankar Banerjee 

Diane Burko, Sperry 2

Diane Burko, Sperry 2, 2010, archival inkjet print on Canson Edition Etching Rag. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Claire and Richard P. Morse 1953 Fund; 2012.9. © Diane Burko 

Daniel Beltrá, Alter Do Chao, Para (Brasil)

Daniel Beltrá, Alter Do Chao, Para (Brasil), from the Amazon Drought series, October 2005, Epson Ultrachrome K3 pigment print on Hahnemuhle William Turner paper. Purchased through the Adelbert Ames Jr. 1919 Fund; selected by Dartmouth College students who participated in the Hood Museum of Art winter 2009 seminar Museum Collecting 101; 2009.30. © Daniel Beltrá 

Patricia MacDonald, Dail bho Dheas/South Dell

Patricia MacDonald, Late-19th-century crofting landscape (small-scale tenant agriculture), Dail bho Dheas/ South Dell, north-west coast of Leòdhas/Lewis, na h-Eileanan Siar/the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides, Scotland, Scotland, 1986, archival-quality inkjet print. Purchased through the Fund for Contemporary Photography; 2012.32. © Patricia MacDonald 

Ian Teh, Kuye Riverbed

Ian Teh, Kuye Riverbed, from Traces, 2009, chromogenic print. Purchased with a gift from the Krehbiel Foundation, Joanne and Walter Wilson, Class of 1958, and the Class of 1978; selected by Dartmouth College students who participated in the Hood Museum of Art winter 2012 seminar Museum Collecting 101; 2012.31. © Ian Teh 

This exhibition showcases photography that goes beyond landscape to engage with issues of the earth and its environment. It features the work of Subhankar Banerjee, Virginia Beahan, Daniel Beltrá, Diane Burko, J. Henry Fair, Emmet Gowin, Patricia MacDonald, David Maisel, and Ian Teh, among others. Its themes include consumption and waste, industrial pollution, urban sprawl, unsustainable farming, and climate change and its effects on the Arctic.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and generously supported by the Bernard R. Siskind 1955 Fund and the William Chase Grant 1919 Memorial Fund.
Curated by Katherine W. Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. & Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming / Chanon (Kenji) Praepipatmongkol, Mellon Special Project Curatorial Intern

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