Richard Misrach, ‘Swamp and Pipeline, Geismar, Louisiana’, 1998, Robert Mann 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

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