By: Diane Granahan
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography is an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art featuring natural wonders of the eastern US through photographic media such as cyanotypes, albumen prints, daguerrotypes, and stereographs. Each image documents natural environments that sometimes reveal alterations to the earth from the start of industrialization. Many of these turn-of-the-century photos have resultantly been integral in influencing the beginnings of environmentalism. The exhibition is co-organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art and is currently on view at the National Gallery of Art from March 12 – July 16, 2017.