Sun, Shadows, Stone
The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier
- PUBLISHED: November 2018
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art / Photography, Pacific Northwest / Art and Culture
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 136 Pages, 8.25 x 10.5 in, 101 color illus.
- ISBN: 9780924335457
- Publisher: Tacoma Art Museum
Photographer and curator Terry Toedtemeier (1947–2008) began his career in the 1970s with extensive photographic experiments to capture his close circle of friends and colleagues. Largely self-taught, he began to attract wider critical attention with his landscape images, initially snapshots from his moving car and later exquisite compositions influenced by his deep understanding of both historical and contemporary photography traditions of the American West. His haunting photographs often focused on the Oregon desert and coastline, and magnificent basalt formations of the Pacific Northwest.
Sun, Shadows, Stone is the first scholarly monograph of the photography of Terry Toedtemeier. His photographs were featured in the nationally traveling exhibition Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan and are in the collections of many museums including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Philadelphia Art Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Authors & Contributors
Julia Dolan is the Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum. Rock Hushka is the deputy director and chief curator at Tacoma Art Museum. Toby Jurovics is the chief curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Jennifer Kabat is an independent essayist and writer. Andrew Meigs is professor of geology at Oregon State University. Sandra S. Phillips is the Curator Emerita of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Prudence Roberts is professor of art history at Portland Community College.