Bomb Destroyed Vehicle and Cone Rock by Richard Misrach

About This Project

Richard Misrach (born in Los Angeles, California in 1949) is among the most important and influential of living American photographers. He produces large-scale color photographs that meditate on human intervention in the landscape and probe the environmental impact of industry. Misrach’s images also convey concern with color, light, and time. His best-known series, “Desert Cantos”, captures the awful beauty of human-wrought disasters in the desert; other subjects include the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and dramatic weather systems around San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

Curator Anne Wilkes Tucker writes that Misrach’s practice has been “driven [by] issues of aesthetics, politics, ecology, and sociology.” In a 2011 interview, Misrach noted: “My career, in a way, has been about navigating these two extremes – the political and the aesthetic.”

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Bomb Destroyed Vehicle and Cone Rock


Richard Misrach



Color, Richard Misrach