© Walter Niedermayr
Nature and tourism in alpine landscapes from a new and different perspective, captured on film in panoramic views.
Walter Niedermayr (*1952) has worked in alpine regions around the world since the late eighties, using his camera to explore the issues surrounding the presence and interference of people in these sensitive landscapes. In winter 2009 he was invited to Aspen, Colorado, where he created another of his of Alpine Landscapes. In forty-two multipart photo and video works, the artist depicts the winter landscape of the ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, on which a highly ambitious kind of tourism has taken a heavy toll. In his masterful cycle of photographs, Niedermayr remains a precise, critical observer of the way the landscape has been transformed by the “homo touristicus.” This publication falls in alongside works developed for the buildings designed by the Japanese architectural team Sanaa as well as the series devoted to Iran (Recollection).
Vignette © Walter Niedermayr