Forty years after making his mark in photography with a self-published book of social documentary portraits of homeless people called “Telegraph 3 a.m.,” photographer Richard Misrach is working his way back to portraits–ever so tentatively–as part of his
“I think this is the most exciting time in the history of photography,” he said. “Technology is expanding what photographers can do, like the microscope and the telescope expanded what scientists could do.”
Six photography sales last week at the three major auction houses in New York City brought in more than $30.8 million dollars and included record sales for masters Man Ray and Diane Arbus, among others, as well as contemporary artists including Robert Fra
Several world auction records were set for works by contemporary artists, among them Richard Misrach ($98,500), Alex Prager ($30,000), Viviane Sassen ($6250), Mona Kuhn ($11,250) and Julie Blackmon ($8,750).
For almost 40 years Richard Misrach has been producing photographs of the American West focusing on man’s relationship and impact on his environment. His extended series “Desert Cantos” explored many aspects of the American desert with subjects ranging from fires and floods to military-scarred terrain to luscious skyscapes.