Gus Powell

Gus Powell è nato nel 1974 a New York City e ha frequentato l’Oberlin College dove si è laureato in religione comparativa. Nel 2003 è stato selezionato tra i 30 under 30 di PDN (Photo District News ogni anno segnala 30 fotografi under 30 da tenere d’occhio – n.d.t.) ed ha anche pubblicato la sua prima monografia, The Company of Strangers (J&L Books). Le sue opere sono state esposte a livello internazionale, tra cui una mostra personale al The Museum of The City of New York e mostre collettive al The Art Institute of Chicago, al  Museum of Fine Arts Houston e al FOAM, Amsterdam.

Le sue fotografie sono state pubblicate su Aperture, Harpers, Vogue, M le mag – Le Monde, Wired, Fortune e W ed ha collaborato regolarmente per circa 10 anni con la rivista The New Yorker. E’ un membro del collettivo di Street Photography In-Public e docente nel dipartimento the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media presso la School of Visual Arts, NY.

La sua opera è inslusa nei libri Bystander: A World History of Street Photography e Street Photography Now. La seconda monografia di Powell, The Lonely ones (J&L Books 2015) è ispirata al lavoro di William Steig (illustratore, scultore e scrittore statunitense, specializzato nella letteratura per ragazzi – n.d.t.) ed è un ritorno alle sua pratica originaria di utilizzare inmagini abbinate a  testi.

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Gus Powell was born in New York City in 1974 and attended Oberlin College where he majored in comparative religion. In 2003 he was selected to be in PDNs 30 under 30 issue and also published his first monograph, The Company of Strangers (J&L Books). His work has been exhibited internationally, including a solo show at The Museum of The City of New York and group exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and FOAM, NL.

His photographs have been published in Aperture, Harpers, Vogue, M le mag – Le Monde, Wired, Fortune and W, and he has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine for a decade. He is a member of the street photographers’ collective In-Public and is faculty in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts, NY.

His work is included in the books Bystander: A World History of Street Photography and Street Photography Now. Powell’s second monograph, The Lonely Ones (J&L Books 2015), was inspired by the work of William Steig and is a return to his earlier practice of using image and text together.

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