Richard Misrach, ‘Roadside Vegetation and Orion Refining  Corporation, Good Hope, Louisiana’, 1998, Fraenkel Gallery

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
2016
Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth
2016
The Pritzker Center for Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2013
Richard Misrach: On the Beach 2.0, Pace/MacGill Gallery