Wikipedia entry
Introduction
Richard Misrach (born 1949) is an American photographer. He has photographed the deserts of the American West, and pursued projects that document the changes in the natural environment that have been wrought by various man-made factors such as urban sprawl, tourism, industrialization, floods, fires, petrochemical manufacturing, and the testing of explosives and nuclear weapons by the military. Curator Anne Wilkes Tucker writes that Misrach's practice has been "driven [by] issues of aesthetics, politics, ecology, and sociology." In a 2011 interview, Misrach noted: "My career, in a way, has been about navigating these two extremes - the political and the aesthetic."Describing his philosophy, Tracey Taylor of The New York Times writes that "[Misrach's] images are for the historical record, not reportage." David Littlejohn of The Wall Street Journal called Misrach "the most interesting and original photographer of his generation." Littlejohn noted Misrach's work in a large scale, color format that defied the prior expectations of fine art photography.
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Getty record
Introduction
American photographer.
Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Photographer
Name
Richard Misrach
Ulan
500110670
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Works

100 works online

Exhibitions

Publications

  • Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now Hardcover, 368 pages
  • Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 168 pages
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