This article (button below) outlines the founding fathers of urban landscapes, Robert Frank and Walker Evans.
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Landscape photography began centuries ago when photographers used to lug massive large format (8"x10") cameras into the woods or desert with 8"x10" glass negatives strapped to their backs.
Historically, landscape photography included desert areas, mountain ranges, woods, and places not populated by large numbers of people. Ansel Adams (above) was famous for photographing Yosemite National Park in the Southwest region of the United States.
After the Industrial Revolution, we developed a different type of landscape that continues to fascinate many photographers and sociologists; the urban centers of our daily lives. Welcome, Urban Landscapes.