Richard Misrach

Born 1949
Hometown Los Angeles, CA
Lives and Works Berkeley, CA
BA Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1971

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Center National d'Art at de Culture Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg) Paris, France
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Richard Misrach is an American photographer who is celebrated for exploring the collision of nature and civilization in his landscape imagery. The inheritor of a legacy of American photographers that have documented the history of the country's great expansion, Misrach makes work that captures nature's ability to preserve itself in the face of even the most invasive human encroachments. The topics of his works include Cancer Alley, an industrial corridor along the Mississippi River and the graffiti produced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The subject of dozens of monographs and the recipient of four National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Misrach was honored in 2002 with the Kulturpreis for Lifetime Achievement in Photography by the German Society for Photography.

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