3. This article is based on a talk for the symposium ‘From a ‘Topographic’ to an ‘Environmental’ Understanding of Space—Looking into the Past and into the Presence of the New Topographics Movement’ at the Museum für Photographie, Brunswick, Germany on 30 October 2015, in conjunction with the exhibition Landschaft. Umwelt. Kultur. On the New Topographics’ Transnational Impact. With appreciation to Dr. Gisela Parak, Director, for the invitation to participate.