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Reframing The Masculinity And Mythology Of The American West

In her new book Manifest, photographer Kristine Potter subverts the male gaze that has shaped the typical narrative of the American West.
Potter shows us the landscape from a different perspective. Source: Kristine Potter

While artists and inventors were experimenting with cameras and film, pioneers were exploring uncharted territory in the American West. As a result, photography helped shape romanticized notions of the landscape and what it promised. There was this rationalization that if images could capture this wild place, so could men. is Kristine Potter's new monograph, which TBW Books published. The title references manifest destiny, the idea that settlers had a moral, God-given

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