Matthew Pillsbury
French-American, born 1973
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Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Catching Shadows,
BAM
2017
Great Journeys: The Magnum Square Print Sale In Partnership With Aperture,
Magnum Photos
2014
BAM at photo l.a.,
BAM

Famed for his long-exposure photographs of interiors and cityscapes using only ambient light, Matthew Pillsbury’s images are consistently moody and atmospheric. Working exclusively in black-and-white, Pillsbury cites his most significant influences as Hiroshi Sugimoto and Abelardo Morell. He is fascinated by the role that technology plays in contemporary life: in 2004, he began documenting people watching television, the blinding white screens serving as the major source of light. “I don’t intend my work to be a salvation or a criticism of technology, but really just an opportunity for people to reflect […], ” he says.