The original exhibition, which considers a historical moment when once remote wildernesses were first surveyed, developed, and photographed on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, displays photographs dated from the mid-19th century through the early 20th century. At this time, the new medium of photography advanced concurrently with technological developments for transporting people and changing their views of the landscape. Presented alongside each other, works by Scandinavian photographers and American photographers make these similarities in subject and style of Norwegian and American photographic practices apparent.
Photography students from West Seattle High School, Nathan Hale High School, & Ballard High School spent time learning about this era of photography, and proceeded to create their own photographic works inspired by the exhibition, presented here as a special virtual gallery.
The National Nordic Museum thanks the participating students and teachers for their contributions and efforts.
Note: the photographs below are organized by school. Examples of works of inspiration from the original exhibition have been interspersed, and are cited accordingly.