Mark Steinmetz

Artist lecture Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Barrow County, GA, 1994, from the series Greater Atlanta

Highly regarded for his black-and-white portraits, Mark Steinmetz is renowned for producing powerful pictures that capture the strong sense of displacement and isolation felt by many young Americans. His celebrated series of books Greater Atlanta, South East, and South Central – published between 2007 and 2009 – is a lyrical and evocative look at American culture and notions of progress. Steinmetz followed up on this classic trilogy with Summertime in 2011. In the spring of 2013 Nazraeli Press released Paris in My Time, work culled from several extended trips that the artist made to Paris over a twenty-five year period.

Steinmetz’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has taught at universities throughout the United States, include Harvard and Yale. Steinmetz currently resides in Athens, Georgia.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.


Larry Sultan Photography Award


Awoiska van der Molen, #256-17, 2009

Awoiska van der Molen

Fall 2017 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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The work of Awoiska van der Molen (b. 1972, Netherlands) develops from a desire to comprehend the core of the isolated world she photographs. In order to achieve the sense of solitude necessary to gain access to the stoic nature of the landscape, she spends long periods of time isolated in the natural environment. She takes time to experience the landscape and penetrates deep into the essence of the remote, hushed world created in her photographs. She immerses herself in the landscape, moves slowly, returns repeatedly and by doing so makes these unknown places her own. This gradual and solitary working process continues into the darkroom where her pictures are printed by hand—an intimate process—further imparting a unique stillness that emanates from her work.