It divides up into landscapes and images of people, with subdivisions devoted to different types of images. One group of landscapes focuses on awesome natural beauty while another documents the havoc wreaked on nature by industrial development. People in one section exemplify a pioneering spirit; elsewhere we encounter portraits of wasted human potential. Provocative and amusing conversations between images occur throughout.
Here’s a slide show from The Museum of Mondern Art’s exhibit, “Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West.” Read about it here.