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March 21-23, 2024

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""The Place No One Knew" and the Reemergence of a Drowned River"

Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe (I)

Saturday, March 03 - 11:00AM to 11:45AM
Grand Ballroom Salon H

"The Place No One Knew," by Eliot Porter (Sierra Club 1963) marked the confluence of art photography and environmental activism in response to the building of Glen Canyon dam. Porter's book became an elegy for a natural wonder lost in the name of growth and development. This project, with writer Rebecca Solnit, retraces Porter's photographs, most of them submerged beneath Lake Powell. The work reflects on a half-century of human intervention and dominant visions about landscape. It considers a pivotal moment as we contemplate a new way forward in the face of impending climate change in an unpredictable world.


Byron Wolfe
Byron Wolfe
Mark Klett
Mark Klett

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