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2012 Fine Prints Are Selling Fast!

Clockwise from left to right: Christian Patterson, Geissler/Sann, David Maisel, Hyers & Mebane

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The 2012 edition of our annual Fine Print Program is selling fast. By purchasing any of these limited-edition photographs, printed especially for the Museum of Contemporary Photography, you directly support our educational initiatives and public programs. 2012 Fine Prints are available NOW through the MoCP’s website at mocp.org/shop. Each print is limited to an edition of 50, so be sure to make your purchase before your favorites sell out. Order today!


Christian Patterson
Cozy Corner Lights from the series Sound Affects, 2004
Archival inkjet print
11 x 17 inches on 12 x 18 inch paper
Edition of 50

The series Sound Affects is comprised of color photographs of Memphis, Tennessee, the ‘Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll’ and the ‘Home of the Blues.’ The photographs are light-borne visual melodies — musical arrangements of color, light, rhythm and form exploring musical places, music’s presence and the musicality of everyday life.

Christian Patterson (b. 1972, Fond du Lac, WI) is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He was nominated for the 2007 Santa Fe Prize for Photography, the 2008 New York Photo Awards Best Fine Art Series, and the 2009 Baum Award for American Photographers. He was a 2010 Light Work Artist-In-Residence. His work is exhibited, collected and published internationally. His first monograph, Sound Affects, was published by Edition Kaune, Sudendorf in 2008. His second monograph, Redheaded Peckerwood, was published by MACK in 2011 and named one of the best books of 2011 by numerous noted international photography critics, Art in America, the New York Times, TIME and the Guardian among others and nominated for the 2012 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards.


Banks and Breese, 2002
Archival inkjet print
9 x 10.75 inches on 11 x 14 inch paper
Edition of 50

In the series Horses, photographers Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann tap into the visual and cultural traditions that these animals have historically been party to. As dual symbols of both freedom and conquest, the horses of these photographs are rendered portrait-style: faces cropped against a stark black background. Humanized, then fetishized, the equine subjects of the works are stripped of all naturalness and physicality.

Beate Geissler was born in Neuendettelsau, Germany, in 1970. She studied photography at the Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign in Munich and then attended the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, in Karlsruhe, studying under Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer and Gunther Rambow. Oliver Sann was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1968; he started working as a photography assistant for Hugh Ashley Rayner in Bath, Great Britain, then attended the Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign in Munich studying photography. He graduated from the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne. Their work has been included in exhibitions at Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Gallery ftc, Berlin; the Renaissance Society, Chicago; among others.


David Maisel
Terminal Mirage 32, 2003
Archival inkjet print
10 x 10 inches on 11 x 14 inch paper
Edition of 50

David Maisel is interested in the dialectic balance between what is seen on the surface of a photograph, the complex reality that lies beneath, and how beauty can suggest the ideal while obscuring the often darker side of a subject. In his project Terminal Mirage, Maisel intentionally obscures the function, location, scale, and condition of his subject: the Great Salt Lake. The lake’s most distinctive aspect is its richness in sodium, magnesium, potassium, chloride, and sulfate, all of which contribute to the ever-changing physical attributes of the lake. However, industry also plays a heavy role in the lake’s appearance as evaporation ponds are commercially operated to extract salts and minerals for industrial use.

David Maisel was born in New York City in 1961. He received his BA from Princeton University, and his MFA from California College of the Arts, in addition to study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Maisel was a Scholar in Residence at the Getty Research Institute in 2007 and an Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2008. He became a trustee of the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2011. Maisel has been the recipient of an Individual Artist’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was short-listed for the Prix Pictet in 2008. Maisel lives and works in the San Francisco area.


Hyers + Mebane
Las Vegas 25
Pigment print
16 1/4 inches x 13 inches
Edition of 50

This collection of photographs was made on the four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada commonly referred to as the strip. The photographs were made in a range of casinos – from the oldest remaining casino on the strip, the Flamingo, to the new complexes, such as the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, and the ESPN Center. These photographs were taken in May 2008.

Martin Hyers and William Mebane began their collaborative work in 2004. Their project, EMPIRE, will be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago in 2012. Their work has appeared on Tim Barber’s website tinyvices.com, been included in the 2008 and 2011 New York Photo Festival, installed with Humble Arts Foundation at Scope / Basel, Switzerland in 2010, and included in Between The Bricks and the Blood: TransgressiveTypologies at Steven Kasher Gallery, New York. Based in New York, they work collaboratively and individually as photographers on a wide range of fine art, editorial, and commercial assignments.

Martin Hyers is a New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in many and in a wide range of magazines and commercial advertising. Martin lives with his wife, Andrea, and their two children in New York City.

William Mebane, a Visiting Lecturer at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, received a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to photograph in Nepal in 2002 and 2003. His photographs have appeared in publications such as the _New York Times Magazine_ and _Esquire_. Upon completing his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, he. A nominee for the 2011 Baum Award, William lives with his wife, Martha, and their two sons in Brooklyn, NY.