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Mark Klett

Mark Klett

Regents Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts


School of Art
Arizona State University
PO Box 871505
Tempe, AZ 85287-1505


  • Distinguished Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Regents Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts


Mark Klett is a photographer whose background includes working as a geologist before turning to art practice. His interests include making new works that responds to historic images; creating projects that explore relationships between time, change and perception; and exploring the language of photographic media through technology.

Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock- Krasner Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. His work has been exhibited and published in the United States and internationally, and his work is held in more than 80 museum collections worldwide. He was the Chief Photographer for the Rephotographic Survey Project (1977-79) and director of the Third View Project (1997-2000), works that established precise methodologies for the practice of “rephotography,” or repeating historic landscape photographs within mixed arts and interdisciplinary contexts. He is the author and co-author of 18 books of photography.

Klett teaches landscape photography, seminars on photographic practice for artists, and classes in digital printing and technology. He was the recipient of the 2017 Insight Award from the Society for Photographic Education for significant career achievements. 


  • BS, Geology, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, 1974
  • MFA, Photography, State University of New York at Buffalo


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Book Chapters


Klett, M. and T. Martinsson. 2017. Environmental rephotography: Visually mapping time, change and experience. Pp. 120-145 In: Adamson, J. and M. Davis eds., Humanities for the Environment: Integrating Knowledge, Forging New Constellations of Practice. Routledge. New York. ISBN: 978-1138188167.



Klett, M., M. A. Lord and M. Lundgren. 2003. A rephotographic survey of landscape change and persistence for the Greater Phoenix 2100 project. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )