Nat Ward | Big Throat and A New Nothing

Photographer and poet, Nat Ward returns to the show to talk about three of his latest projects. Nat created his first monograph in 2020 titled Big Throat, published by Kris Graves Projects. His web collaboration with Ben Alper, A New Nothing, was published as a three volume series each one curated by three different artists, John Pilson, Dan Paz, and S*ean D. Henry-Smith, published by Sleeper Studio. And Nat’s photography and poetry are included in a recently published book, Return to the Field, edited by Gabriel Kruis and Martha Tuttle and published by Wendy’s Subway.

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Nat Ward is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from Columbia University in 2013 and was a resident in the Sharpe Wallentas Studio Program from 2015-16. He has exhibited internationally since 2008 with work in exhibitions presented by The Jewish Museum, Rail Curatorial Projects, and The Tel Aviv International Photography Festival. Ward’s practice takes form in books and large-scale, multi-image installations that explore the fictive potential of visual narrative sprawl. He is also the co-creator of the photographic online project space “A New Nothing.