Biography

Mark Steinmetz received his MFA from Yale University in 1986 and currently resides in Athens, Georgia. Steinmetz is internationally known for his black and white photographs depicting chance events against urban, rural, and suburban backdrops. Working in series, Steinmetz’ publications include ‘South Central’ (2007), ‘South East’ (2008), ‘Greater Atlanta’ (2009), and ‘Summertime’ (2012), each concentrating on such subjects as adolescence, small American towns, summer camp, and street scenes. Steinmetz is best known for his commitment to film photography and for making his own prints in a darkroom. Steinmetz has been published in Aperture, Blind Spot, and DoubleTake magazines and is a Guggenheim fellow. His work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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