Light Footprints:

New Museum Site Photography by Robert Langham

Through February 21, 2010

Robert Langham (American, b. 1952). Dogwood in Lightening-split Tree, Spring, 2009. Enhanced matte print, 19 x 13 in.


Light Footprints: New Museum Site Photography by Robert Langham features a selection of photographs taken by fine arts photographer and Tyler native Robert Langham. The Tyler Museum of Art commissioned Langham to photograph the site where the future new TMA building will be constructed, and the images being exhibited are among those taken by Langham.

Light Footprints documents and elevates to art form the current state of the new museum site. Through this collection of images taken over the course of two years in spring, summer, fall and winter, Langham has created visually arresting images of the almost undisturbed East Texas nature currently on the property. When the new museum is built, it is these images that will greet museum visitors from inside and outside the building. The evergreens and the deciduous trees, the blooming flowers and brushes as well as the meandering creek and grass that grows on its banks are all examples of what wHY Architecture and the Tyler Museum of Art aim to preserve by utilizing the sustainable design techniques demonstrated by 4 Salvaged Boxed: Sustainable Creative Design.The two exhibitions are installed together in the Museum’s Bell Gallery.

Langham is a native of Tyler and has been photographing East Texas and Western landscapes since 1971, when he took a photojournalism class at Tyler Junior College. He has pursued his interest in fine art photography to wide acclaim while maintaining a successful commercial photography business right here in the community. Langham has dedicated a large part of his focus to the East Texas region in order to create an iconic vision of the landscape.

Support for 4 Salvaged Boxes: Sustainable Creative Design and Light Footprints: New Museum Site Photography by Robert Langham is provided in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Collectors’ Circle sponsors are Marilyn and John Glass. Media sponsors are the Tyler Morning Telegraph and TylerPaper.com.