Mitch Epstein’s photographs are in numerous major museum collections, 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.
Recent solo exhibitions of Epstein’s work were at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris (2011) and Kunstmuseum Bonn (2011); recent solo exhibitions were shown at the Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne (2011) and Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool (2011).
Epstein’s eight books include Berlin (Steidl & The American Academy in Berlin, 2011); American Power (Steidl, 2009); Mitch Epstein: Work (Steidl, 2006); Recreation: American Photographs 1973-1988 (Steidl 2005); and Family Business (Steidl 2003), which won the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award.
Epstein has worked as a director, cinematographer, and production designer on several films, including Dad, Salaam Bombay! and Mississippi Masala.
Epstein was awarded the 2008 Berlin Prize in Arts and Letters by the American Academy in Berlin, and a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2011, Epstein was awarded the Prix Pictet Growth, for his series American Power.
He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
The jury for the Prix Pictet are a group of leading experts in the visual arts from around the world including directors of major museums and galleries as well as journalists and critics. They lead the global search for images of high artistic qcuality and narrative power and fit the theme of a particular cycle.
Arts Editor, Financial Times
Winner, Prix Pictet Growth
Art Historian & Critic
Loa Haagen Pictet
Art Consultant & Curator, Pictet & Cie
Director, Mori Art Museum (Tokyo)
Director, Victoria and Albert Museum (London)