Who Is Michael Jang?
Publisher: Atelier Éditions
Minimal discoloration on corners (see photos)
The first monograph dedicated to American photographer Michael Jang
Working as a commercial photographer for 40 years, Michael Jang created a vast archive of remarkable photographs without anyone knowing. Then, in 2001, he submitted his series for consideration to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Asked to come in for a meeting, Jang was greeted with the question, ‘Where have you been?’ Since then, Jang has exhibited his works in galleries both in the US and internationally.
This large monograph collects his most important series, taken between the 1970s and 2001: The Jangs, Beverly Hilton, San Francisco, Summer Weather, College, Punks & Poets, and Garage Band.
An introduction by Sandra S. Phillips, curator emerita of photography at the SFMoMA, and a foreword by Erik Kessel offer context and explanatory notes about Jang’s idiosyncratic work.
“Jang is that proverbial fly on the wall, watching. He sees it all—the ordinary, the bizarre, the mundane, the odd, the funny, the memorable, and the forgettable—capturing these moments in images most photographers wouldn’t have wasted their film on.” — from Erik Kessel’s foreword
All texts included in English language.