About the US photographer Mitch EPSTEIN (*1952 in Holyoke, Massachusetts).
Mitch EPSTEIN is considered one of the best color photographers in the United States. He studied art at Williston Academy in Massachusetts and in the early 1970s at Union College in Schenectady, New York, and at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. Garry WINOGRAND was his teacher at Cooper Union in New York City. b the mid-1970s, Epstein traveled throughout the United States, exploring life there in all its facets. He worked mostly in black and white, but occasionally with color films. In 1978 he went to India and worked there as a producer and production designer for several films. From 1992 to 1995, he worked in Vietnam before returning to Holyoke, Massachusetts, after doing some photo work on New York. The production of energy in the United States became his next major subject from 1994 to 1999. His awards include the Prix Pictet, the Berlin Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship for "Family Business" (2002); he was recently inducted into the National Academy of Design. His work is part of the holdings of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Modern Tate.
Photobooks by and featuring works by Mitch EPSTEIN
- 'New Color' (1981); 'In Pursuit of India' (1987); 'Vietnam (Worldwatch Environmental Alert)' (1996); 'fire water wind - Photographs from Tenri' (1995); 'Vietnam: A Book of Changes' (1996); 'The City' (2001); 'Family Business' (2003); 'Recreation' (2005, 2022); 'Work' (2006); 'American Power' (2011); 'State of the Union' (2011); 'Berlin' (2011); 'New York Arbor' (2013); 'Rocks and Clouds' (2017); 'Sunshine Hotel' (2019); 'Property Rights' (2021); 'In India' (2021); 'Silver + Chrome' (2022)
Among the awards US photographer Mitch EPSTEIN has received to date are the Prix Pictet, the Berlin Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship for 'Family Business' (2002); he was recently inducted into the National Academy of Design. His work is part of the holdings of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Modern Tate.