American Landscape Photography: Art as Storytelling

Saturday, June 1

3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Openings & Events

Holly Markovitz Goldstein, Ph.D., Art History Professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design presents a lecture on the various traditions throughout American Landscape photography.


"American Landscape Photography: Art as Storytelling" offers an engaging exploration of canonical and lesser-known photographs depicting the American landscape from the invention of photography through the present. With a focus on how photographs convey multiple meanings, Dr. Goldstein will trace the appearance, context, and political and ecological messages embedded in landscape photography. Artists discussed will include Carleton Watkins, Ansel Adams, and Esther Pullman, among others.

Offered in conjunction with Green Places/Green Spaces/Greenhouses: Photographic Panoramas by Esther Pullman. Free for Museum members; $10 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Reservations required. Please sign up online at Eventbrite or call (978)283-0455 x10 during business hours.


Holly Goldstein is a Professor of Art History at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her research examines landscape photography, cultural geography, and public history. Dr. Goldstein teaches classes on the History of Photography and Modern and Contemporary Art, and she designed an innovative “Hidden Histories of the South” course in which students combine fieldwork with archival research to explore Savannah’s untold stories. Dr. Goldstein received her Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University and her Master’s Degree and Doctorate from Boston University. She lives in Savannah, GA with her husband and two young daughters.


Carleton Watkins, Stereograph of El Capitan in Yosemite, c. 1865, courtesy of Library of Congress.


Sign up for e-news