In this interview by LA Review of Books, Richard Misrach discusses his career as a photographer since his earliest series, “Telegraph 3 A.M.” to his more recent series, “On The Beach.”
So even though my subject matter is sometimes very much of the news, like the U.S. border maybe, or a nuclear test site, or a bombing range. Something like that could be also a father for journalism, a legitimate father for journalism. I try to make what I would consider more like in relation to historical paintings, like history paintings. Using photographs to make images so visual, that 30, 40 years from now, people look back at it, and it’ll represent this historical moment. –Richard Misrach
From the LA Review of Books online posting on 6 July 2015.
To learn more about Misrach’s work, please visit his artist page.