Joe Deal
American, 1947-2010
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Robert Mann Gallery at The Photography Show 2017, presented by AIPAD,
Robert Mann Gallery
Robert Mann Gallery at Paris Photo 2017,
Robert Mann Gallery
Back at the Water's Edge,
Robert Mann Gallery

Breaking with the tradition of romantic landscape photography, Joe Deal photographed the American West, producing unflinching images of the radical ways it was being reshaped by development. Deal was one of the leading figures in a new wave of American photographers who emerged in 1975 with the exhibition "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape." Referring to his deadpan style and choice of subjects—including tract houses, highway projects, and new suburbs—Deal asserted that “the most extraordinary images might be the most prosaic.”