STEIDL X STRAND: Mitch Epstein: Rocks and Clouds
Tuesday November 28: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Steidl Week continues with a conversation and signing by Mitch Epstein for his new book: Rocks and Clouds!
In his new series, Mitch Epstein investigates the meaning of time by photographing rocks that last millions of years and clouds that evaporate before our eyes. These large-format black-and-white pictures examine society’s complex relationship to nature, a theme Epstein has explored in previous work, including his acclaimed tree pictures (New York Arbor, 2013).
Epstein draws attention to the sculptural quality of New York City’s clouds, bedrock, and architecture—which, at its most elemental, is made from rock. Rocks and Clouds suggests society’s inability to control time and tame nature. While it seems impossible to make a fresh picture of New York, Epstein gives us a surprising portrait of it.
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Mitch Epstein presents his new collection of photography.