Lewis Baltz, 1945-2014


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Lewis Baltz, the influential photographer whose work was included in the landmark exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape at the George Eastman House in 1975, died on November 23. Baltz grew up in Newport Beach, California, but he spent his last years between Paris and Venice. He was one of the most important figures in the New Topographics movement in photography in the 1960s and ‘70s, which redefined the parameters of landscape photography in terms of a minimal approach that often examined suburban sprawl.