Born in 1945 at Newport Beach (California), Lewis Baltz belongs to the same generation of artists as Jan Dibbets, Douglas Huebler and Bruce Nauman – artists who used photography in the 1960s as an implement for expressing the structural connection between man and his environment. After 1965, Lewis Baltz was one of the first to become interested in the spectacular urbanisation of the West Coast of the United States, the peripheral areas with their warehouses or services, the drab back-lots and tracts of land covered with industrial waste.
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