MICHAEL JANG: WHO IS MICHAEL JANG? - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(JANG, MICHAEL). Jang, Michael & Kingston Trinder. Introduction by Sandra Phillips. Foreword by Erik Kessels. Pascale Georgiev, Editor. London, UK: Atelier Editions, 2019. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 280pp, 198 b&w and 25 color illustrations.
“Who is Michael Jang? I don’t know if he’s a hipster or a nerd, a conceptual genius or instinctual savant. All I know is that he takes some of the best pictures I’ve ever seen.” - Alec Soth
San Francisco–based photographer Michael Jang spent nearly four decades working as a successful commercial portrait photographer. Unbeknownst to the world, however, he was simultaneously assembling a vast archive of thousands of remarkable images documenting, variously: college days, Hollywood celebrities, would-be weather presenters, San Francisco street scenes, his family, Bay Area punks, and adolescent garage bands. For almost forty years Jang revealed nothing of his ever-expanding, eclectic archive until 2001, when he submitted a number of images for consideration to San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art. Jang’s work attracted immediate acclaim, and for the past decade he has continued to unveil his considerable oeuvre in national and international exhibitions and monographs. The photographer’s first major monograph, "Who Is Michael Jang?" highlights Jang's most important bodies of work. Introduced by his longtime collaborator and SFMoMA curator emerita of photography, Sandra Phillips, this volume offers readers a long-overdue introduction to Jang’s incredible images." A brand new, most handsome example of this charming, beautifully produced volume from Atelier Editions additionally SIGNED by the photographer in ink.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of “Who Is Michael Jang?” will be signed at our event on Saturday, October 5th, and shipped beginning Tuesday, October 8th. 978-0997593594 Inventory Number: E000MJWIMJ