Richard Misrach is a world-renowned American photographer. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and received a BA in psychology.
Misrach first saw photography as a way to create social change, and this is evident in his series “Telegraph 3 A.M.,” his first major photographic project documenting the street people of Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, California. A recent example of his social-documentary work is his series, “Destroy this Memory,” which narrates the effects of Hurricane Katrina through pictures of graffitied messages on abandoned buildings.
Here on EK we’ve chosen to highlight some of Misrach’s work that hasn’t gained as much mainstream attention, and we’ve leaned towards the ones that have a sense of serenity (with the exception of the last couple) to show the different moods that Misrach is able to capture.