Ram Under Plexiglas, Milltown, Montana, 2012

Bryan Schutmaat


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This limited-edition photograph, by 2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize winner Bryan Schutmaat, is from his series Grays the Mountain Sends. The series describes mining sites and small mountain towns, as well as the people who built them, work in them, and sometimes seek to escape them. Ram Under Plexiglas, Milltown, Montana (2012) symbolizes the complex relationships between nature and culture, man and beast, and wild and tame that are fostered in such western American landscapes. In this image, as with the series as a whole, Schutmaat’s carefully controlled palette and rigorous composition speak to the tensions the photographs represent.  

Archival Pigment Print
Print Paper Size: 24 x 31 inches
Print Image Size: 22 x 27.5 inches
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered by the artist

About the Artist Tab

Bryan Schutmaat was born in 1983 in Houston, where he later completed a BA in history at the University of Houston. He also received an MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School in Connecticut. Schutmaat’s photographs have been exhibited in such venues as the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University; Houston Center for Photography; Photo Center Northwest; and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, among many others. His work has been published in American PhotoPDNHotshoe InternationalVICEThe Sunday Times MagazineSüddeutsche Zeitung MagazineCNN, and elsewhere. In 2013, he won first place in Center’s Gallerist Choice Awards as well as the grand prize in the Daylight Photo Awards, and he was named a Flash Forward Emerging Photographer by the Magenta Foundation.