Last year we were thrilled to welcome photographer Richard Misrach
to Marin Academy as part of our Brizendine Visiting Scholars Program.
For more than 40 years, the American photographer Richard Misrach has made provocative work that addresses contemporary society's relationship to nature, especially the American West. In the 1970s, he helped pioneer the renaissance of color photography and large-scale presentation that are in widespread practice today. Best known for his ongoing series, Desert Cantos
, a multi-faceted approach to the study of place and man's complex relationship to it, he has worked in the landscape for over 40 years. Recent work highlights the environmental and ecological degradation of a passage of the Mississippi river between Baton Rouge and New Orleans known as Cancer Alley
. His work is included in collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art
, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
, the Art Institute of Chicago
and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
to learn more about Richard and to view some of his work.