MICHAEL JANG: WHO IS MICHAEL JANG?
(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
"Michael Jang spent nearly four decades working as a successful commercial portrait photographer whilst quietly assembling a vast archive of thousands of remarkable images and authoring several now-iconic series: "The Jangs" (1973), "Beverly Hilton" (1973), "San Francisco" (1973–1987), "Summer Weather" (1983), "College" (1972–1973), "Punks & Poets" (1978–1980), and "Garage Band" (2001). For forty years, Jang revealed nothing of that vast archive until 2001 when he submitted a number of photographs for consideration to The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Once "discovered", his work has steadily gained acclaim and over the past fifteen years those images have found a wider audience in a series of museum and galley exhibitions and hard to find books. The artist’s first major monograph - "Who Is Michael Jang?" - is published by Atelier Éditions in conjunction with his first major retrospective exhibition, "Michael Jang's California". Curated by Michael Jang's long-time collaborator and the book's essayist, SFMoMA curator emerita of photography, Sandra S. Phillips, the show will be on view September 27th, 2019 to January 18th, 2020 at The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco." A brand new, most handsome example of this charming, beautifully produced volume from Atelier Editions that was just shortlisted for the Aperture 2019 Photo Catalogue of the Year . 978-0997593594 Inventory Number: E000MJWIMJ