About Terry Toedtemeier

Artist and curator Terry Toedtemeier (1947–2008) was a self-taught photographer, who began his extensive photographic experiments capturing his close circle of friends and colleagues in the 1970s. He began to attract wider critical attention with landscape images. Initial snapshots from his moving car which gave way to exquisite compositions influenced by his deep understanding of both the photography traditions of the American West and its underlying geology. Toedtemeier often sought to capture dramatic images of places that have been shaped first by catastrophic geological events, then by the imprint of humans.