Practice: New Media and Photography
Date of Lecture: 2003-10-24
In resonant colour, the work of New York born photographer Larry Sultan examines the strange beauty and ambiguity of the photographic narrative. His images fixate on mundane details, domestic scenes, and human exchanges, illuminating the poignancy of such seemingly banal subjects. In 1998, after being commissioned by Maxim Magazine to photograph for an editorial piece entitled ”A Day in the Life of a Porn Set”, Sultan saw this as the perfect extension to his work in suburbia. The resulting large scale photographs entitled The Valley will be exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in January 2004 and will be accompanied by a published monograph.
Larry Sultan work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in addition to many other awards. Sultan currently lives in Greenbrae, Ca. and teaches at the California College of Arts and Crafts.
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