What was so impressive about photos of tract housing and abandoned buildings? Maybe "impressive" is the wrong word — but it was unusual that they were considered landscapes. Unlike their predecessors, these new "topographic" photographers were less concerned with portraying an ideal image of nature and were more interested in showing plainly how man has altered it. Their photos were descriptive, unemotional and simple — a fusion, almost, of traditional landscape and social documentary photography, with man as the focus, but out of the picture.
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