Note: Due to a computer glitch, the original blog post for this show (along with all of the orginal comments) has been lost. What follows is a new description.
This is a conversation with the curators of the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957.
It spanned personal and photographic histories, and brought to life images that — because of dams, or industrialization, or the decimation of native tribes — only exist now as prints. As such there’s a sense of celebration as well as melancholy in the hour, but we present it now with a new note of sadness: Terry Toedtemeier, the Portland Art Museum’s photography curator, died on December 10th, 2008.
- John Laursen: Co-editor of the book Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge 1867 to 1957
- Terry Toedtemeier: Curator of the exhibition and co-editor of the book Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge 1867 to 1957
- Megan Friedel: Curator of the exhibition “Carleton Watkins’s Stereoviews of the Columbia River Gorge”