Courting Failure, Embracing Risk: Mark Klett and Collaboration

Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe
2008

This exhibition will explore the many collaborative projects of photographer Mark Klett. Whether working as part of a collective or pairing with a writer or other photographer, a strong component of Klett’s career has been characterized by his choice to create art through collaboration. Through his work with others, especially his former graduate student and long-standing creative partner, Byron Wolfe, Klett realized that collaborating enriched his work, spurred intellectual investigation, and encouraged joy in the artmaking process. This exhibition, featuring photographs from several projects and bodies of work, including the Rephotographic Survey Project, Water in the West, Third View, Yosemite In Time, and as yet unexhibited work from Lake Powell, will explore Klett’s creative practice and the ways that working with others expanded his artistic contributions to the field.