Matt Black on the Future of Landscape Photography, October 23

UPDATE: listen to the audio recording of this event.

Representing landscape is one of the oldest traditions in art, and a new generation of photographers is interpreting how humans fit with the scenery.

Among them is photographer Matt Black, whose portfolio “After the Fall” is featured in the September/October 2012 issue of Orion. Rendered in smoky black-and-white, Black’s images tell the story of a Mexican village that is slipping—literally—into oblivion. And while the story Black tells is largely one of human loss, the crumbling landscape plays a central role in these haunting and gorgeous images of destruction.

How are photographers like Black and others changing the tradition of landscape photography? Where can its most exciting new practitioners be found? On October 23, at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific, join Matt and Orion for a special live web event, as we view and discuss photo projects in which landscape plays a vital, storytelling role.

The event is free to join, will be moderated by Orion staff, and is open to all readers and friends. Register here.

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