Zócalo Public Square: Carleton Watkins and the 75-pound Camera

Before National Geographic, before the Discovery Channel, before photography was considered an art, Carleton Watkins set the standard for sweeping panoramic photographs of the American West. Zócalo panelists Getty Research Fellow Ken Gonzales-Day (Scripps College), UCSD historian Nayan Shah, and Brown University’s Matthew Garcia discuss why his landscape photographs are more than they seem to be.


Link to panel on YouTube