Title

Shooting the Sunburnt Country, the Land of Sweeping Place, the Rugged Mountain Ranges: Australian Landscape and Wilderness Photography

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Communications and Contemporary Arts, Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

4776

Comments

This article was originally published as: Giblett, R. J. (2007). Shooting the sunburnt country, the land of sweeping place, the rugged mountain ranges: Australian landscape and wilderness photography. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 21(3), 335-346. Original article available here

Abstract

This article is an exploration of the aesthetics of landscape photography. The author argues for a shift away from the aesthetics of landscape photography of the sublime and picturesque, which is very much part of the American tradition, toward what could be called a conservation counteraesthetic of photography for environmental sustainability. He suggests that this can evoke the formation of new Australian identity, with its focus on communities working the land in ways that conserve biodiversity.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/10304310701460664