Phantom Skies and Shifting Ground: Landscape, Culture, and Rephotography in Eadweard Muybridge's Illustrations of Central America


Byron Wolfe uses photography and a diverse range of digital tools and visualizations to reflect on broader notions of culture, the passage of time, landscape, and the construction of perception. He often collaborates on long-term research projects with students and colleagues in fields that range from Visual Arts to Humanities to the Natural Sciences. He has authored or co-authored four books and his work has appeared in Harpers Magazine, The New York Times, Orion, Audubon, and more. He is a Guggenheim Fellow with prints held in many permanent collections that include The George Eastman Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Wolfe is Professor, Program Director, and Graduate Advisor for Photography at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More of his work can be seen at and

Since 1988 Scott Brady has studied the people and landscapes of Mexico and Central America. His research articles have been published in journals that range from The Journal of Latin American Geography to the Journal of Ethnobiology. For the past decade he has taught courses in human geography, Latin American geography and cultural landscapes for the Department of Geography and Planning at California State University, Chico.

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