Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago (2010)
"The New Topographics photographs are thought to possess a resistance or reaction to what was
then the prevailing tradition of landscape photography, the West Coast aesthetic as defined by artists such as Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Minor White and Paul Caponigro. While the photographs associated with New Topographics knowingly exchange the sublime for the subtle, many carried an emotional depth and complexity as well as an overt moral position equal to, if not greater than, the work of these more popular and familiar photographers. They are anything but what might be considered dispassionate or documentary".