Westmont Show Conveys Relationship Between Humans and Environment

Among the daily deluge of news regarding environmental
degradation and climate change, the latest exhibit at Westmont College’s Ridle-Tree Museum of Art feels like a breath of fresh air. The countless studies, articles, and books that roll out of academia and news rooms across the nation can be overwhelming and exhausting. The exhibit, “Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography,” confronts these issues from a different angle, expressing the many ways that humans interact with and impact their environment without the jargon. From bootprints in the mud of Montecito after the debris flow to abandoned churches in the American South to lonely villages spread out over an expanse of snow, the photographic images illuminate both the beauty and the tragedy of humans and their relationship with the landscapes around them. .. more

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