Mitch Epstein

Born 1952
Hometown Holyoke, MA
Lives and Works New York, NY
The Cooper Union, New York, NY, 1974
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1972
Union College, Schenectady, NY, 1971

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Tate Modern, London, England

International Center of Photography, New York, NY

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris, France

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Smithsionian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan

Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico

Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany

American photographer Mitch Epstein has enjoyed a rich artistic career that, in addition to photography, has included projects such as photographic books, films, and video installations. Educated at Union College, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Cooper Union, Epstein studied under revered photographer Garry Winogrand. While his teacher is noted for his black-and-white images, Epstein is a master of color photography, capturing on film the American experience as well as images from countries throughout the world—he has traveled extensively and realized series on locales including Vietnam, India, Berlin, and his hometown of Holyoke, Massachusetts, among others. Epstein’s work also ventures into political territory, as he has photographed countless energy production sites and brought awareness to pressing environmental issues.

Epstein is the 2011 recipient of the Prix Pictet as well as the 2008 Berlin Prize in Arts and Letters and a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship. His work has been exhibited globally and is included in just about every major American museum: New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art, in addition to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He lives and works in New York City.

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