Landscape Tableau #1, Ivins, Utah, 2007. © Steven B. Smith

I have an increasing ambivalence toward New Topographics-esque studies of the American West. Steven B. Smith‘s work, however, is better than most.

Landscape Tableau #1 (above) captured my imagination. I presume these folk are under the supervision of a state or county department of corrections. What, here, is the link between the landscape and these men as it is enforced by a third party?