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Everyday Life in the USA

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The Fotohof Salzburg is presenting the first solo exhibition in Austria by US chronicler Mark Steinmetz. From January 25 to March 23, 2019.

With the exhibition 'Mark Steinmetz – united states’, the Fotohof gallery proudly presents one of the most remarkable contemporary US-American photographers who, through his 40 years of consistent and stoic work, has become an influential personality for many photographers - also in Europe. Even so, this overview of Steinmetz’s work is the first solo exhibition in Austria, and includes excerpts from his most important work cycles of the last three decades, and a collection of all sixteen of his photo books published to date, illustrating the discreetness and poetic vigor that shape his work.

Born in New York City in 1961, Steinmetz’s fascinating work reveals the traits of a mindful chronicler. His pictures discreetly capture everyday life in America. The setting for most of his images is Dixie, the eleven Southern states with their extreme humidity and ramshackle elegance. The encounters, which Steinmetz shares with us, are characterised by curiosity, respect and restraint. His scenic observations and portraits are almost intimate, yet surprisingly unobtrusive.

His pictures speak of a world beyond the simplistic, political or social attributions that often hinder a wider glimpse of US American society.

Please find more information at Fotohof Salzburg

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