New York

Roger Fenton, Francis Frith, Clarence Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, William Bell, Timothy O'Sullivan, William Henry Jackson, Frederick Sommer, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Paul Caponigro, William Dane, Henry Wessel, Jr., and Gary L. Hallman

Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University

Landscape and Discovery, at the Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, presented a clear, informative view of landscape photography, at least for those somewhat unfamiliar with its extensive history and development, of which I am one. The 100-odd photographs by 14 19th- and 20th-century photographers trace the development of photography from a purely documentary use to one which is increasingly personal, though not necessarily more esthetic. What remains clear is that, despite technical developments, also clearly delineated in this exhibition, and despite an increasingly personal use of the medium, the craft and esthetic of each individual photographer is always more or less apparent.

The exhibition, installed chronologically, began with work from the 1850s by Roger Fenton, a British photographer sent to document the Crimean War, and Francis Frith whose photographs of the pyramids of Egypt

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