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Current/Recent Exhibitions

Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography at House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
October 24, 2014 - January 11, 2015.

Prix Pictet: A Retrospective at Les Rencontres d'Arles , France
July 7 - September 21st, 2014.

Color! American Photography Transformed at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
October 5, 2013 - January 14, 2014.

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum at The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
June 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

Le radici dello sguardo at il Filatoio di Caraglio, Italy.
June 23 - September 8, 2013.

EXPO 1: New York at MoMA/PS1 Queens, New York.
May 12 - September 2, 2013.

Mitch Epstein: New York Arbor at Fondation A Stichting, Brussels.
April 21st - June 30th, 2013.

Landmark: The Fields of Photography at Somerset House, London.
March 14th - April 28th, 2013.

Big Pictures at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX.
February 28th - April 21th, 2013.

Une affaire de famille at Musée de la Photographie ā Charleroi, Belgium.
January 26th - May 12th, 2013.

Mitch Epstein: New York Arbor at Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne.
November 10, 2012 through January 19, 2013.

Mitch Epstein at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.,, New York.
March 16, 2012 through April 14, 2012

Out of Focus: Photography at Saatchi Gallery, London.
May 23rd, 2012 through July 22, 2012

Infinite Balance: Artists and the Environment at The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.
October 11, 2011 through February 5, 2012

The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.
October 1, 2011 through February 19, 2012


Mitch Epstein in Conversation with Elisabeth Sussman. The Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House Presented by Photo London.
Sunday, May 24rd, 3:55pm.

Erik Friedlander & Mitch Epstein: "American Power." Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum. Presented by Photo London.
Saturday, May 23rd, 12:30pm.

Erik Friedlander & Mitch Epstein: "American Power." Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio.
Saturday - Sunday, February 27 & 28, 2015. 8pm

Erik Friedlander & Mitch Epstein: "American Power." Walker Commission/World Premiere at The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Friday, November 1st, 2013. 8pm.

Mitch Epstein: "New York Arbor." Book signing and discussion with Janes Welling at Arcana Books, Culver City, CA.
Saturday, June 15th, 2013. 1-3pm.

Mitch Epstein: "New York Arbor." Book signing at Dashwood Books, New York.
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013. 6-8pm.

Mitch Epstein: "New York Arbor." Rose Auditorium, The Cooper Union, New York.
Monday, April 29th, 2013. 7pm

Recent Publications

New York Arbor, Steidl, Spring 2013.

Erik Friedlander & Mitch Epstein: American Power, Limited Edition (500) Deluxe Audiophile (180g) 12" LP With Poster.

Recent Awards

Prix Pictet 2010: Winner of third Prix Pictet photography prize for environmental sustainability.

The American Academy in Berlin: Berlin Prize in Arts and Letters, Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts, spring 2008.

Recent Articles/Reviews/Interviews

Fraction Magazine Japan, September, 2013. Interview with Mitch Epstein by Miwa Susuda.

Conscientious Photo Blog, August 22, 2013. Review: "New York Arbor" by Mitch Epstein by Jörg M. Colberg.

Le Monde, June 13, 2013. Parmi les branches de la Grosse Pomme. Claire Guillot review of New York Arbor exhibition at Fondation A. Stichting ā Bruxelles.

Brooklyn Community Radio, June 10th, 2013. Talk to Paulie. Mitch Epstein in conversation with Paul Lazar.

VOGUE, May 20th, 2013. The Giving Trees: Mitch Epstein's Latest Photo Book, New York Arbor. Review by Leslie Camhi.

CNN World, May 13, 2013. New York's Immigrant Trees. Michelle Cohan review of New York Arbor book including slideshow.

Le Monde, May 10, 2013. Une grosse pomme et des arbres. Claire Guillot review of New York Arbor book.

American Photo, May 7, 2013. A Fresh Look At...Trees?. John Mahoney review of New York Arbor book.

The Guardian Observer, April 27, 2013. Sean O'Hagan review of New York Arbor book.

Agenda Magazine, April 13, 2013. Mitch Epstein: Big Apple trees. Interview with Heleen Rodiers.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, December 27, 2012. Laublos in New York. Freddy Langer review of New York Arbor at Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne.

JEU DE PAUME, May 3, 2012. Here Is the World: The New (Old) Art Photography. by Shelley Rice and Rob Slifkin.

The New Yorker, April 14, 2012. Mitch Epstein at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. by Vince Aletti.

New York Magazine, April 2, 2012. Mitch Epstein at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. Review by Jerry Saltz.

New York Times Blog, February 11, 2012. Mitch Epstein, Tree Stalker interview with Kathy Ryan.

New York Times Magazine, February 10, 2012. How To See A Tree by Michael Kimmelman.


Mitch Epstein on New York Arbor
Presented by Fondation A Stichting, Brussels.
View the video here.

Inside the Studio: Artist Video Profiles
Presented by iCI.
Mitch Epstein describes a recent portrait he created of his father and discusses how he aims to produce images that seem effortless, but are in fact complex in their content and overall context, such as those found in his project titled American Power. Created by Independent Curators International in partnership with Talking Point Films, LLC, the Artist Video Profiles were filmed in artists' studios during the Fall of 2007 and the Spring of 2008. Mitch's work was featured in the iCI exhibition Shoot the Family.
View the video here.

American Power: What's Really At Risk?
December 6 2007, 7pm at the Donnell Auditorium, New York.
Presented by The Architectural League of New York.

Mitch Epstein's current work, American Power, examines energy usage and the idea of excess in the United States. These pictures were made on forays to energy production sites and their environs. Epstein plays with the definition of American power, probing not just corporate power but the powers of nature, sexuality, consumption, and size.
View the presentation here.