Pigment Print, presented in a cloth folio case
Image Size: 15 x 19 inches
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Print Title: 10.21.00 6:49 PM (SMOKE)
Edition of 25 + 5 Artist Proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist on recto
Richard Misrach (b. 1949, Los Angeles, California) is one of the most influential photographers of his generation and has a long-standing personal connection with New Orleans and the surrounding region. His monograph, Destroy This Memory (2010), shows a record of hurricane-inspired graffiti left on houses and cars in New Orleans in the wake of Katrina, which garnered Aperture a nomination for a 2010 Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the Year, and won the award for Best Photobook of the Year 2011 at PhotoEspaña. Another standout success was his 2007 large-format Aperture book On the Beach, a sublime visual meditation on the relationship between humankind and the environment, which is as spectacular as it is unsettling. Earlier, Aperture published Violent Legacies, which addressed, in part, the contamination of the desert due to nuclear testing. Richard Misrach’s other books include Golden Gate, also being released by Aperture in spring 2012, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the iconic bridge. He is the recipient of four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Kulturpreis for Lifetime Achievement in Photography. Many major institutions collect Misrach’s work, including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.