Field of Vision

October 5, 2022 - February 24, 2023

Field of Vision
October 5, 2022- February 24, 2023

Opening reception October 6, 2022, 5:30pm-7:30pm
REGISTER Registration requested but not required.

Since its invention in the mid-19th century, photographers have attempted to use the camera to capture the grandeur of nature. While some simply want to document the beauty of a landscape, others see it as a tool to enhance environmental consciousness and promote preservation. However, capturing the perfect moment is no easy task. Photographers who specialize in landscape photography must consider factors such as weather, lighting, framing, angle of view, and depth of field. They must decide if they want to capture the scene in a realistic or objective manner, or if they want to manipulate the composition to create an abstract image. After the photograph is taken choices must be made about editing and method of printing, which can affect the way in which the image is perceived. While some photographers focus on land unaltered by the human element, others see this interaction as a fundamental part of their narrative. The photographs in this exhibition show how landscape continues to be a subject artists turn to when contemplating the world around us—from the places we live, where we travel, and what we see.


Robert von Sternberg, San Simeon, California 2017, 2018, Archival inkjet print, Collection of the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan. Gift of the artist, 2018.186

This exhibition was organized by the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan