Mark Steinmetz

The stoic black and white photographs of Georgia-based artist Mark Steinmetz capture chance moments of humor, profundity and beauty, pulling compelling visual and emotional depth from the everyday. His work vividly captures the quiet intensity of the human condition through subject matter that includes the citizens of small Italian cities, summer camp, teenagers, schoolteachers and street scenes. A career-long devotee to the analog process, including developing his own negatives in the darkroom, Steinmetz has worked with the same film, camera and chemical process throughout his oeuvre.

His photographs have been shown in number of exhibitions all around the world including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and MiCamera, Milan, Italy. Steinmetz was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1994 and participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 1998.