Richard Misrach

American, b. 1949

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Richard Misrach

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American, b. 1949

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Among the most important and influential of living American photographers, Richard Misrach produces large-scale color photographs that meditate on human intervention in the landscape and probe the environmental impact of industry. Misrach’s images also convey concern with color, light, and time. His best-known series, “Desert Cantos”, captures the awful beauty of human-wrought disasters in the desert; other subjects include the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and dramatic weather systems around San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. “My own agenda [is] foregrounding the importance of time in photos, in its infinite number of permutations,” he has said.

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Biography

Among the most important and influential of living American photographers, Richard Misrach produces large-scale color photographs that meditate on human intervention in the landscape and probe the environmental impact of industry. Misrach’s images also convey concern with color, light, and time. His best-known series, “Desert Cantos”, captures the awful beauty of human-wrought disasters in the desert; other subjects include the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and dramatic weather systems around San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. “My own agenda [is] foregrounding the importance of time in photos, in its infinite number of permutations,” he has said.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
Shows Featuring Richard Misrach
Articles Featuring Richard Misrach
5 Artsy Viewing Rooms to Explore This Month
Aug 13th, 2020
5 Artsy Viewing Rooms to Explore This Month
Richard Misrach’s Rarely Seen Photos Capture Burning Man’s Early, Experimental Years
Nov 11th, 2019
Richard Misrach’s Rarely Seen Photos Capture Burning Man’s Early, Experimental Years
Richard Misrach on Capturing Beach Scenes from a Balcony
Jul 9th, 2013
Richard Misrach on Capturing Beach Scenes from a Balcony
Ten Artists on the Beach
Jul 8th, 2013
Ten Artists on the Beach
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