Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mark Steinmetz - South East



 Following up on his beautiful book South Central, Mark Steinmetz and Nazraeli will be releasing South East in June 2008. Although I've written about Steinmetz before, he seems like one of those photographers who is consistently present (i.e., Blindspot, exhibitions etc...), but somehow eludes wider acclaim. Perhaps the fact that he works in B/W and in a more traditional social documentarian mode, has led some to dismiss the elegant and poetic beauty of his photographs and see his work as somehow less contemporary. Photographing mainly in the South - Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana - Steinmetz captures a life lived on the periphery of the American Dream, yet a life that is still touched by grace and beauty.


© Mark Steinmetz, All Rights Reserved
© Mark Steinmetz, All Rights Reserved © Mark Steinmetz, All Rights Reserved

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