Matthew Pillsbury, ‘Hillary Clinton Becomes the Presumptive Democratic Nominee for the President of the United States, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Tuesday, June 7th (TV16051)’, 2016, Benrubi Gallery

About Matthew Pillsbury

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.

French-American, b. 1973, Neuilly, France, based in New York, New York