ONWARD ’13 Juror, Mark Steinmetz

This year’s guest juror is celebrated photographer Mark Steinmetz. Primarily working in black and white, Steinmetz is renowned for his modest yet powerful photographs, characterized by a lyrical quality of light and a sense of reverence for the everyday. A sense of precision and care is present in the nuanced beauty of his self-pulled prints, and, in the tradition of classic street photography, his subjects are encountered, rather than sought.


Steinmetz has published several books with Nazraeli Press, including South Central, South East, Greater Atlanta, and Summertime. His latest book, called Paris in my Time is due out in early 2013.

His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and among others.

He is a Guggenheim Fellow, and he has taught at Yale University, Harvard University, Emory University, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of Hartford Photography MFA program.

Born in Manhattan to a French mother and a Dutch father, Steinmetz currently resides in Athens, Georgia.


To view more of Mark Steinmetz’s work, visit his website.

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