PRINT October 1965



The Photographer And The American Landscape, San Francisco Museum Of Art:

Two years ago, John Szarkowski replaced Edward Steichen as Director of the Photography Department at the Museum of Modern Art, and “The American Landscape” is the first major exhibit prepared under his direction. It is, in fact, the first important traveling show to come to the Bay Area since “The Bitter Years,” the photographs of the Farm Security Administration, an exhibit edited by Steichen and shown here in 1963.

“The American Landscape” is a big, sprawling show, spanning almost a hundred years. It is not a unified, conscientious travelogue. It is rather a group of small, diversified one-man shows loosely tied together around a theme—Paul Strand strolls through the woods and stops to enjoy a succulent mushroom growing up through grasses, and his photograph reflects the peace and silence of his surroundings; William

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