Stanley Greenberg’s photographs of architectural sites contemplate form and content in the context of contemporary urban existence. His awe-inspiring black-and-white pictures document industrial complexes and machinery in the same matter-of-fact manner as serial photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher. Greenberg’s works, however, stand alone because they offer exclusive access to and entree into otherwise unreachable objects and places—mind shafts, sewer systems, and the like.
Greenberg is the author of several books, and his photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Greenberg is the recipient of a number of grants, including a 2005 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation as well as grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Museum of the City of New York. In 1997, Greenberg participated in Light Work’s artist-in-residence program.