• Overland: Photographs by Victoria Sambunaris

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    Overland: Photographs by Victoria Sambunaris
    10 x 12 inches
    36 Pages, Softcover with Jacket
    12 Color Plates
    Designed by Jack Woody
    Publisher: Lannan Foundation (2010)

    Overland is a catalogue from the title exhibition of 14 large, color photographs by Victoria Sambunaris from the Lannan Collection. Each year, for the last ten years, Victoria Sambunaris has set out from her home in New York to cross the United States by car, alone, with her camera. Her photographs capture the expansive American landscape and the manmade and natural adaptations that intersect it.  The images celebrate the intersection of civilization, geology and natural history, particular to the United States, featuring trains in Texas and Wyoming, trucks in New Jersey and Wisconsin, the oil pipeline in Alaska, uranium tailings in Utah, and a unique view of Arizona's Petrified Forest. Combined, they present a sparse and vast landscape, dotted by human intervention that is distinctly American.

     Victoria Sambunaris received her MFA from Yale University in 1999. She is a recipient of the 2010 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship and the 2010 Anonymous Was a Woman Award. Her work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Lannan Foundation. Her work, Taxonomy of a Landscape, was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in January of 2013.