About US-American photographer, Mark RUWEDEL (b. 1954)

Mark RUWEDEL is an American landscape photographer and educator. He's interested 'in revealing the narratives contained within the landscape, especially those places where the land reveals itself as being both an agent of change and the field of human endeavour.' Predominantly in black and white, he has made work depicting evidence of human presence in remote, barren and desert regions of North America. In 2014 he was awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Scotiabank Photography Award. He was Associate Professor at Concordia University, Montreal and has been Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach since 2002. Mark RUWEDEL is based in both California and coastal British Columbia.

Photo books by and on the work of Mark RUWEDEL

  • 'Written on the Land' (2002); 'Westward the Course of Empire' (2008); 'Scotia Award' (2015); 'Message from the Exterior' (2018); 'Ouarzazate' (2018); 'Seventy Two and One Half. Miles across Los Angeles' (2020); 'Rivers Run Through It (Los Angeles: Landscapes of Four Ecologies, 2023);

'Written on the Land' includes the work of Mark RUWEDEL from 1990 to 2001 and addresses the impact of technologies & culture on the US landscape, using resource extraction as an example, as well as the 'conquest' of the West through railroad construction.
0,00 € * Weight 0.4 kg
In this photo volume, 'Seventy-Two and One Half Miles Across L.A.', Mark RUWEDEL documents a drive through Los Angeles, crossing as many geographical, economic, political and cultural boundaries as possible. Books by Ed RUSCHA served him as inspiration.
45,00 € * Weight 0.7 kg
In the photo book 'Ouarzazate', the name of a Moroccan city with famous film sets, the landscape photographer Mark RUWEDEL continues his interest in contemporary ruins far away from the American deserts, where he has been working for thirty years.
from 55,00 € Weight 1.1 kg
This book runs completely under the radar; for me it belongs in every good sorted photo journalistic library. While researches for a new image motif in art/photography of the early 20th century the editor collected interesting, often unknown material.
24,00 € *
In 'Rivers Run Through It' Mark RUWEDEL follows the Los Angeles River to the Pacific Ocean. Using large and medium format, he recalls 19th century photographers like WATKINS & O'SULLIVAN as well as 'New Topographics' photographers of the 1970s
from 52,00 € Weight 1 kg
'Message from the Exterior' by landscape photographer Mark RUWEDEL explores in a humorous way ruins and remains of failed attempts to live in the harsh environments of the desert region east of Los Angeles, in small, often eccentric and somewhat lost huts
55,00 € *
HC with dust jacket, 35 x 28 x 3 cm., 180 pp., b/w ills., text language: English
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This here offered, out-of-print monograph was published on the occasion of the presentation of the 'ScotiaBank Photography Award' 2014 to American landscape photographer Mark RUWEDEL and gives a compact overview and a deeper understanding of his work.
68,00 € * Weight 1.4 kg