During a thirty-year career as a professional photographer, Carl Burton documented the distinctive landscapes of Europe and the United States with particular focus on New York City. His images record both splendid vistas as well as beguiling details. Because he works with a panoramic camera and large, horizontal prints, the viewer is enveloped by the environments that Burton records.
The artist writes, “As I work, I’m dazzled by the beauty I see, by the intensity and quality of light, by color, and by the world’s evanescence. Indeed, as I look over my work, I realize that I’m trying to stop time and capture a small part of the world before it disappears or is completely transformed. Most of the New York images, for example, now serve as records of places that no longer exist. My images document the subtle—and not-so-subtle—ways that people make their mark on the natural world.”
Above: Photograph of the 2011 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
“As I work, I’m dazzled by the beauty I see, by the intensity and quality of light, by color, and by the world’s evanescence.”
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Support for this exhibition was provided by Winifred and Charles Stakely.