Historical Perspective: Timothy O’Sullivan

November 7, 2011

“I think a lot about [Timothy H.] O’Sullivan,” says photographer Michael Light, who is at work on a major project creating aerial photographs of archetypal landscapes of the American West. “Anyone dealing with representing the space and habitation, as well as the geology of the West, has to go back to O’Sullivan.” After fighting in, and later photographing, the American...

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