Iowa City Public Library
In this special event co-sponsored by Iowa City Public Library, Photographer David Ottenstein will show slides from and talk about his new book, Iowa: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape: Photographs 2004 – 2016. Ottenstein’s remarkable images document the twelve years he spent photographing Iowa agricultural landscapes, observing changes in farm culture, its economy, and the resulting transformation of landscape.
David Ottenstein has a BA from Yale in American Studies with a concentration in photography. He has worked as a freelance editorial and commercial photographer, specializing in architecture and interiors, as well as fine-art/documentary photography. His photographs are represented in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of American Art, the Grinnell College Permanent Collection; the Dubuque Museum of Art, the New Britain Museum of American Art, The Western Americana Collection at Yale, and the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, among others. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.