Mark Steinmetz – Episode 17

In this episode of PhotoWork with Sasha Wolf, Sasha and photographer, Mark Steinmetz discuss the early influences on his work, including the cinematic influences. Mark talks about his relationship to Garry Winogrand, who he spent time with in Los Angeles, and talks in detail about the ways in which his different projects have evolved and taken shape.

Mark Steinmetz resides in Athens, Georgia. He was recently awarded a commission from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta as part of their Picturing the South series, which will be exhibited at the museum in 2017. Steinmetz graduated from Yale’s MFA photography program in 1986, and he spent a year photographing alongside Garry Winogrand in Los Angeles during the late 1980s. He has taught at numerous prestigious colleges including: Harvard University, Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Emory University.

Mark Steinmetz’s work has been exhibited in many major institutions, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Public collections featuring his work include Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Yale University Art Gallery; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Nazraeli Press has published nine monographs of his work, including South Central (2006); South East (2008), Greater Atlanta (2009), The Players (2015); and Angel City West (2016). Among other awards, Mark Steinmetz was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

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