Mark Klett

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Mark Klett (born 1952) is an American photographer.[1][2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Klett was born in Albany, New York. After graduating from St. Lawrence University with a B.S. in Geology in 1974, he worked as a photographer with the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1977, he completed an from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York studying with Nathan Lyons.


Klett's photographic work focuses on explorations of man’s interaction with the American landscape, and more recently on issues of photography in time including rephotography. He is a Regents Professor and teaches photography at Arizona State University, and lives with his wife and two daughters in Tempe, Arizona.

Honors and awards[edit]


  • Mark Klett: Saguaros by Gregory McNamee and Mark Klett (2007, Radius Books) ISBN 1-934435-00-7
  • After the Ruins: Rephotographing the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, University of California Press (2005) ISBN 0-520-24556-3
  • Yosemite in Time: Ice Ages, Tree Clocks, Ghost Rivers, with Rebecca Solnit and Byron Wolfe, Trinity University Press (2005) ISBN 1-59534-042-4
  • Third Views, Second Sights, A Rephotographic Survey of the American West, Museum of New Mexico Press (2004) ISBN 0-89013-432-4
  • The Black Rock Desert, with Bill Fox, University of Arizona Press (2002)ISBN 0816521727
  • Desert Legends: Restoring the Sonoran Borderlands, with Gary Paul Nabhan, Henry Holt (1994)
  • Capitol View: A New Panorama of Washington DC, with Merry Foresta, Smithsonian Institution and Book Studios (1994)
  • Revealing Territory, University of New Mexico Press (1992)
  • Photographing Oklahoma. 1889-1991, Oklahoma City Art Museum (1991)
  • One City/Two Visions, Bedford Arts Publishers, San Francisco, CA (1990)
  • Headlands: the Marin Coast at the Golden Gate, with Miles De Coster, Mike Mandel,Paul Metcalf, and Larry Sultan, University of New Mexico Press (1989)
  • Traces of Eden: Travels in the Desert Southwest, David R. Godine (1986)
  • Second View: The Rephotographic Survey Project, with Ellen Manchester and JoAnn Verburg, University of New Mexico Press (1984)


  1. ^ Genocchio, Benjamin (29 August 2004). "ART REVIEW; Photographs of Time and the Desert". The New York Times. p. 7. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Warren, Lynne (2006). Encyclopedia of 20th century photography. CRC Press. pp. 880–. ISBN 978-0-415-97665-7. Retrieved 26 June 2011. American Mark Klett is among the most accomplished landscape photographers in the ranks of twentieth century American.... 
  3. ^ Levere, Douglas; Yochelson, Bonnie; Abbott, Berenice (2005-02-01). New York changing: revisiting Berenice Abbott's New York. Princeton Architectural Press. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-1-56898-473-5. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Hagen;, Charles (14 June 1992). "PHOTOGRAPHY VIEW; Tricky Attempts to Balance Esthetics and Politics". The New York Times. p. 27. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 

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