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Steeped in African-American history, Carrie Mae Weems’s works explore issues of race, class, and gender identity. Primarily working in photography and video, but also exploring everything from verse to performance, Weems has said that regardless of medium, activism is a central concern of her practice—specifically, looking at history as a way of better understanding the present. “Photography can be used as a powerful weapon toward instituting political and cultural change,” she has said. “I for one will continue to work toward this end.” She rose to prominence with her “Kitchen Table Series” in the early 1990s, whose photographs depict the artist seated at her kitchen table and examine various tropes and stereotypes of of African-American life. Most recently, her achievements were recognized with a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Carrie Mae Weems: Over TimeGoodman Gallery
2019
Carrie Mae Weems: Over TimeGoodman Gallery
2014
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and VideoGuggenheim Museum
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In a continuation of the institutional critique espoused by Conceptual artists such as Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, Hans Haacke, and Michael Asher, photographer Louise Lawler questions the very purpose and nature of art. Often presenting “behind-the-scenes” views of the art world, Lawler has photographed the Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach art fairs, the Museum of Modern Art, Christie's auction house, and various galleries. Some of her best-known works include photographs of uniformed art handlers carefully transporting a Gerhard Richter painting, Maurizio Cattelan's giant Picasso head in plastic wrapping, and a Damien Hirst spin-painting shown through a closet door.

High auction record
$542.5k, Christie's, 2012
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Louise Lawler: One Show on Top of the OtherMetro Pictures
2016
Psychologie bibliologique - exhibition by Vincent Romagnymfc - michèle didier
2014
Louise Lawler: No DronesYvon Lambert
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Anne Collier considers herself a still life photographer—her subjects just happen to be other photographs and found media. Collier’s works dissect the conventions and clichés found in commercial photography, as well as their visual consumption. Some of her most iconic series feature record covers, photos of eyes in developing trays, photography magazine covers, advertisements, book spreads, and film heroines handling cameras. She’s particularly interested in revealing the relationship between cameras, sexualized women’s bodies, and the act of looking at these images. Collier is also known for her meticulous staging and lighting: all of her subjects are photographed in isolation against neutral backgrounds in her studio.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
TITANkurimanzutto
2015
Photo-Poetics: An AnthologyGuggenheim Museum
2014
BAM at photo l.a.BAM
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Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Ordinary MagicBAM
2018
Catching ShadowsBAM
2017
RevivalNational Museum of Women in the Arts
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“The unknown is where I want to be,” says Roni Horn, an artist celebrated for her cerebral, wide-ranging body of work in which she explores mutability—of identity and gender, natural landscapes and phenomena, language and meaning. Grounded in Minimalism and shaped by language, Horn’s sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, books, and installations reveal the subtle, moment-by-moment shifts in an expression, nature, or the meaning of words on a page. In Becoming a Landscape (1999-2001) and Still Water (The River Thames, for Example) (1999), she presents a series of photographs of the Icelandic landscape and of the Thames, respectively, that convey their state of unending change. In addition to Iceland and water, Horn focuses on Emily Dickinson’s poetry and her own androgyny. In a.k.a. (2008), she documents the mutability of her identity—at one the wellspring for all of her work the lens through which she views the world.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Roni Horn. Wits’ End Sampler | Recent DrawingsHauser & Wirth
Roni HornHauser & Wirth
2016
Roni HornFondation Beyeler
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An-My Lê
b. 1960

MacArthur fellow An-My Lê uses photography to question the representation and commemoration of the Vietnam War in the United States. Lê, who fled Vietnam with her family as war refugees, aims to probe the disjunction between historical events and the way they are ultimately recalled—what she considers to be “the Vietnam of the mind”—by calling into question the accuracy of news reports and documentation. Her “Small Wars” series (1999-2002) features scenes of Vietnam War re-enactments, in which she often participates in roles as varied as a military translator and a Vietcong member. Lê also produces more documentary projects, including photographs of war games, ongoing Vietnamese immigration to Southern Louisiana, and United States military presence around the world.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
AN-MY LÊ: Silent GeneralMarian Goodman Gallery
2018
Pompeii: Photographs and FragmentsYale University Art Gallery
Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the CollectionBrooklyn Museum
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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.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo GalindoPace Gallery
Richard Misrach: The Writing on the WallFraenkel Gallery
2016
Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo GalindoAmon Carter Museum of American Art
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In his sculptures, photographs, and videos, the New York-based artist Paul Pfeiffer considers the ways in which mass media and celebrity culture shape modern consciousness. He digitally manipulates imagery, often erasing elements from found sports footage, to investigate the impact of the spectacle on historical memory, race politics, and pop culture. Pfeiffer participated in the 49th Venice Biennale and was the first recipient of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Bucksbaum Award in 2000.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
*THROWBACK* Paul Pfeiffer: Three Figures in a Roomcarlier | gebauer
2019
Paul Pfeiffer, Incarnatorcarlier | gebauer
2018
Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018Whitney Museum of American Art
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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Ordinary MagicBAM
2019
Matthew Pillsbury: Then and NowEdwynn Houk Gallery
2018
Catching ShadowsBAM
View all

Using a large-format 8x10 camera, Alec Soth captures offbeat, intimate images of American life. He first gained recognition with his series “Sleeping by the Mississippi” (2004), lush, painterly color prints of landscapes and portraits shot over five years on car trips along the Mississippi River. Other subjects include Niagara Falls' honeymoon and tourism communities (NIAGARA, 2006) and the country's exhaustion under two terms of George W. Bush (The Last Days of W., 2008). In the tradition of road photography established by Walker Evans, Robert Frank, William Eggleston, and Stephen Shore, Soth documents suburban and rural communities throughout the Midwest and Southern United States.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Alec Soth: I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is BeatingSean Kelly Gallery
I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is BeatingFraenkel Gallery
2015
Alec Soth: SongbookSean Kelly Gallery
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Roe Ethridge uses photographic images already in circulation—including outtakes from his own commercial work and images pulled from retail catalogues—as the subject matter for his large-format photographic prints, installations, and book projects. Mixing these sources into new sequences and contexts, Ethridge creates painterly compositions with renewed meanings. Though he explores seemingly disparate motifs, Ethridge’s work falls into loosely themed collections—what the artist describes as both improvised and systematic. For example, in his book Rockaway, NY (2007), Ethridge edges on a “coastal” theme, with images from the port of Mumbai to scenes of Rockaway Beach, Queens. His book Le Luxe—playing with the equally superfluous and essential nature of luxury—captures images from a six-year-long commission to photograph the construction of Goldman Sachs’s Lower Manhattan headquarters (during which came the 2008 economic crash). Paraphrasing William Eggleston, Ethridge has said that he is "at war with the finished."

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Roe Ethridge: SanctuaryGagosian
Roe Ethridge: SanctuaryGagosian
2014
RICHARD PRINCE | ROE ETHRIDGEGagosian
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An-My Lê
b. 1960

BAM Photo Portfolio IV, 2001-2009

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Steeped in African-American history, Carrie Mae Weems’s works explore issues of race, class, and gender identity. Primarily working in photography and video, but also exploring everything from verse to performance, Weems has said that regardless of medium, activism is a central concern of her practice—specifically, looking at history as a way of better understanding the present. “Photography can be used as a powerful weapon toward instituting political and cultural change,” she has said. “I for one will continue to work toward this end.” She rose to prominence with her “Kitchen Table Series” in the early 1990s, whose photographs depict the artist seated at her kitchen table and examine various tropes and stereotypes of of African-American life. Most recently, her achievements were recognized with a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

In a continuation of the institutional critique espoused by Conceptual artists such as Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, Hans Haacke, and Michael Asher, photographer Louise Lawler questions the very purpose and nature of art. Often presenting “behind-the-scenes” views of the art world, Lawler has photographed the Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach art fairs, the Museum of Modern Art, Christie's auction house, and various galleries. Some of her best-known works include photographs of uniformed art handlers carefully transporting a Gerhard Richter painting, Maurizio Cattelan's giant Picasso head in plastic wrapping, and a Damien Hirst spin-painting shown through a closet door.

High auction record
$542.5k, Christie's, 2012
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

Anne Collier considers herself a still life photographer—her subjects just happen to be other photographs and found media. Collier’s works dissect the conventions and clichés found in commercial photography, as well as their visual consumption. Some of her most iconic series feature record covers, photos of eyes in developing trays, photography magazine covers, advertisements, book spreads, and film heroines handling cameras. She’s particularly interested in revealing the relationship between cameras, sexualized women’s bodies, and the act of looking at these images. Collier is also known for her meticulous staging and lighting: all of her subjects are photographed in isolation against neutral backgrounds in her studio.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

“The unknown is where I want to be,” says Roni Horn, an artist celebrated for her cerebral, wide-ranging body of work in which she explores mutability—of identity and gender, natural landscapes and phenomena, language and meaning. Grounded in Minimalism and shaped by language, Horn’s sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, books, and installations reveal the subtle, moment-by-moment shifts in an expression, nature, or the meaning of words on a page. In Becoming a Landscape (1999-2001) and Still Water (The River Thames, for Example) (1999), she presents a series of photographs of the Icelandic landscape and of the Thames, respectively, that convey their state of unending change. In addition to Iceland and water, Horn focuses on Emily Dickinson’s poetry and her own androgyny. In a.k.a. (2008), she documents the mutability of her identity—at one the wellspring for all of her work the lens through which she views the world.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
An-My Lê
b. 1960

MacArthur fellow An-My Lê uses photography to question the representation and commemoration of the Vietnam War in the United States. Lê, who fled Vietnam with her family as war refugees, aims to probe the disjunction between historical events and the way they are ultimately recalled—what she considers to be “the Vietnam of the mind”—by calling into question the accuracy of news reports and documentation. Her “Small Wars” series (1999-2002) features scenes of Vietnam War re-enactments, in which she often participates in roles as varied as a military translator and a Vietcong member. Lê also produces more documentary projects, including photographs of war games, ongoing Vietnamese immigration to Southern Louisiana, and United States military presence around the world.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

In his sculptures, photographs, and videos, the New York-based artist Paul Pfeiffer considers the ways in which mass media and celebrity culture shape modern consciousness. He digitally manipulates imagery, often erasing elements from found sports footage, to investigate the impact of the spectacle on historical memory, race politics, and pop culture. Pfeiffer participated in the 49th Venice Biennale and was the first recipient of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Bucksbaum Award in 2000.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

Using a large-format 8x10 camera, Alec Soth captures offbeat, intimate images of American life. He first gained recognition with his series “Sleeping by the Mississippi” (2004), lush, painterly color prints of landscapes and portraits shot over five years on car trips along the Mississippi River. Other subjects include Niagara Falls' honeymoon and tourism communities (NIAGARA, 2006) and the country's exhaustion under two terms of George W. Bush (The Last Days of W., 2008). In the tradition of road photography established by Walker Evans, Robert Frank, William Eggleston, and Stephen Shore, Soth documents suburban and rural communities throughout the Midwest and Southern United States.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

Roe Ethridge uses photographic images already in circulation—including outtakes from his own commercial work and images pulled from retail catalogues—as the subject matter for his large-format photographic prints, installations, and book projects. Mixing these sources into new sequences and contexts, Ethridge creates painterly compositions with renewed meanings. Though he explores seemingly disparate motifs, Ethridge’s work falls into loosely themed collections—what the artist describes as both improvised and systematic. For example, in his book Rockaway, NY (2007), Ethridge edges on a “coastal” theme, with images from the port of Mumbai to scenes of Rockaway Beach, Queens. His book Le Luxe—playing with the equally superfluous and essential nature of luxury—captures images from a six-year-long commission to photograph the construction of Goldman Sachs’s Lower Manhattan headquarters (during which came the 2008 economic crash). Paraphrasing William Eggleston, Ethridge has said that he is "at war with the finished."

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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