Exhibitions | Salt Lake Area Exhibitions

Shaping Landscape: 150 Years of Photography in Utah

Salt Lake City
Sep. 16, 2023 – Mar. 3, 2024

The history of photography in the United States is deeply tied to the American West. From 19th-century survey expeditions to 21st-century environmental activism, western landscapes have been featured as some of the most prominent subjects in American photographic history.

This exhibition traces 150 years of Utah landscape photography from the UMFA’s expansive collection. The artworks offer insight into how generations of photographers have used this technology to construct an image of Utah. The photographs confront humanity’s impact on this land since the 1870s–the railroads, highways, mines, and other forms of infrastructure that puncture the “natural” landscape and shape our perception of this place.

Shaping Landscape offers a history of Utah landscape photography as it intersects with the legacies of industrialization and colonization in the American West.

UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

410 Campus Center Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0350

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Tuesday 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
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