Henkels Lecture: Visiting Photographer Mark Klett


Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

On Thursday, March 1, at 7:00 pm, landscape photographer Mark Klett will lecture on a number of his photographic projects that address time, place, history, and culture. Over the past three and a half decades, Mark Klett has pioneered and refined the art of rephotography beginning with his involvement in the Rephotographic Survey Project in 1977. Second View, published in 1984 located the vantage points of iconic 19th-century photographs of the American West and reframed these views from 100 years ago. Klett's more recent projects include Third View, Yosemite in Time, Reconstructing the View (work from the Grand Canyon) and The Half Life of History (about the Wendover airbase on the Nevada/Utah state line, once the biggest airbase in the world where they prepared to drop the first atomic bomb). 

Mark Klett will lecture on the collaborative nature of his artistic process, including his work with writers and other photographers, and how these collaborations often lead the research into new territories. Klett lives in Tempe, Arizona where he is Regents’ Professor of Art at Arizona State University.
Sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History & Design and the Institute for Latino Studies with support from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts Henkels Lecture Series, the Center for Creative Computing, and the Snite Museum of Art. The presentation will take place at the Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame. 

Mark Klett Lecutre

Rock formations on the road to Lee's Ferry, AZ. 2008