Trained as a geologist, Mark Klett photographs the intersection of culture, landscapes and time. He established his artistic perspective on the American Western landscape as the chief photographer for the Rephotographic Survey Project (1977-79), which re-photographed Western sites first visited in the 1860s by the first geological surveys. His primary research interests include landscape photography; the merger of art practice with history and the social and physical sciences; creative projects that explore relationships between time, change and perception; and projects that examine the language of photographic media through technology. Klett has authored 15 books working as sole author or in collaborations with other photographers, writers, historians and scientists. Mark Klett received an MFA degree at the State University of New York, program at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He has been at Arizona State University since 1982 and is Regents’ Professor and Senior Sustainability Scholar in the School of Art.