Amherst College Professor Martha Sandweiss Looks at Photography in the American West in New Book

October 16, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.- In the recently released book, Print the Legend: Photography and the American West ($39.95, 402 pp., Yale University Press, New Haven, 2002), Martha A. Sandweiss, professor of American studies and history at Amherst College, offers a cultural history of photography in the American West during the 19th century that tracks how the new medium of photography created and shaped popular understanding of the region.