Mitch Epstein

born 1952

Mitch Epstein, ‘Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond West Virginia’ 2004
Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond West Virginia 2004
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Mitchell "Mitch" Epstein (born 1952) is a fine-art photographer, and among the first to make significant use of color.

His work has been exhibited and published extensively in the United States and Europe, and collected by numerous major museums, including New York's Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate Modern in London. His ten books include American Power, for which he won the Prix Pictet (2011) and Family Business, for which he won a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award (2004).

He has also worked as a director, cinematographer, and production designer on several films, including Dad, Salaam Bombay!, and Mississippi Masala.

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Film and audio

Mitch Epstein: American Power

In this photographic series, the artist investigates notions of power, both electrical and political


Documents for the world: Tate Modern New Displays I

Simon Baker , Boris Mikhailov and Mitch Epstein

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