New York

Harri Kallio, Riviere des Anguilles #5, 2002, color photograph, 30 x 35". From the series “The Dodo and Mauritius Island, Imaginary Encounters,” 2002–2004. From “Ecotopia.”

Harri Kallio, Riviere des Anguilles #5, 2002, color photograph, 30 x 35". From the series “The Dodo and Mauritius Island, Imaginary Encounters,” 2002–2004. From “Ecotopia.”

New York

“Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video”

International Center of Photography Museum (ICP)
250 Bowery
September 14, 2006–January 7, 2007

Curated by Edward Earle, Joanna Lehan, Christopher Phillips, Carol Squiers, Brian Wallis

With the significant exception of the objective, documentary style loosely known as “New Topographics,” named after a 1975 group show at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, landscape photography has been generally perceived as one of the more conservative genres of the medium—resilient to innovation, aloof from contemporary discourse, upholding exhausted pictorial traditions. All of this has changed in the past decade, as complex issues of environmental duress—an increasingly urgent part of the global conversation—have transformed contemporary landscape photography. “Ecotopia” will collate this phenomena with some eighty works by nearly forty artists—an international roster including An-my Lê and Simon Norfolk.