Reconstructing the View is a collection of photographic collages and panoramas from an ongoing project on the Grand Canyon by Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe. The pieces are as expansive as their subject, elegantly weaving together historical and contemporary photographs, maps and drawings. They create a visual history not only of the place but of our looking at it.
Millions of travelers have paid homage to the canyon and strove to capture some of that beauty, whether they are Ansel Adams, an anonymous snap-shooter or a 19th century lithographer. By culling these efforts into one piece, Klett and Wolfe demonstrate the equalizing effect of this singular landscape, whose contours inspire those with little in common save their awe and a powerful impulse to render its source.