Richard Misrach, ‘Birds, Boca Chica Highway, Gulf Coast Texas’, 2014, Aperture Benefit Auction 2014

The highly influential Richard Misrach helped to establish the prominence of large-scale color photography in the 1970s, and he has continued to reflect on the magnitude of nature, the effects of time, and the potential of humanity in his expansive images.

Frame dimensions: 12"x12". Print dimensions vary.

Signature: Signature label, affixed to the back of the frame.

Image rights: Courtesy the artist

About Richard Misrach

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.

American, b. 1949, Los Angeles, California