Mark Steinmetz’s Latest Exhibition Captures the Magic of Summertime


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In this lyrical work, Mark Steinmetz features children and teenagers in the midst of everyday activity within urban, rural, and suburban landscapes. They are subtle yet powerful pictures that capture both a strong sense of displacement and isolation felt by many young Americans as well as a shared joy, tenderness, and ineffable beauty. In his introduction to Steinmetz’s celebrated book South East, Peter Galassi writes, “Mark Steinmetz works in a venerable tradition of photographic prowling that bets everything on the ordinary. Each picture is the fruit of an unplanned encounter: Though the photographer may know more or less where he is going, he can’t know precisely what he will find. An accumulation of these improvised perceptions can make both a…

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