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Michael Jang: Who Is Michael Jang?

Edited by Pascale Georgiev. Introduction by Sandra Phillips. Foreword by Erik Kessels. Text by Kingston Trinder.

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“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. Jang revealed nothing of his ever-expanding, eclectic archive for almost 40 years 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.
Michael Jang (born 1951) has practiced photography in San Francisco for more than 50 years. After decades of successful commercial portraiture, Jang began to revisit the vast archive of unseen, spontaneous images he has amassed, many of which betray the influence of celebrated street photographers such as Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand and Lisette Model.


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PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Artist

Barry McGee

Michael Jang is a hero of mine. He was there photographing all the early movements that altered the foundation of my life.

Photographer

Alec Soth

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 best pictures I’ve ever seen.

Photographer

Ryan McGuinley

Jang is an enigma, always at the right place at the right time in history. He is a true fly on the wall, disappearing & observing, waiting for the candid moments.

Photographer

Ed Templeton

These photos are an incredible time capsule of American life in 70s and 80s California as seen through Michael Jang’s witty, inquisitive, and offbeat eyes.

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Marvin Maddix

The photographer’s first major monograph, Who Is Michael Jang? highlights Jang’s most important bodies of work.

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REILLY DAVIDSON | DATE 8/13/2019

From Michael Jang and Atelier Éditions, sophisticated and surprising coffee table gold

From Michael Jang and Atelier Éditions, sophisticated and surprising coffee table gold

Previously under-the-radar San Francisco-based photographer Michael Jang has an unequivocal knack for capturing something virtually uncapturable in the people, places and things that populate his black-and-white snapshot and portrait photographs. No family member, celebrity, punk or poet is immune. A master of detection-evasion, over the past forty years he has quietly placed himself in both high- and low-profile events and locations and miraculously photographed strange or unique energy with his camera. This hefty, beautifully-produced, clothbound first major monograph from London-based Atelier Éditions highlights five decades of virtually unknown work over 250 pages—sophisticated and surprising coffee table gold. Featured image is "Mother and Daughter in Laundry Room" (1973). continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/16/2019

Fathers, family and more in forthcoming favorite, 'Who Is Michael Jang?'

Fathers, family and more in forthcoming favorite, 'Who Is Michael Jang?'

Featured image is reproduced from Atelier Éditions’ forthcoming gem, Who Is Michael Jang?, the first major monograph on this stealth-great photographer who flew under the radar for the majority of the last half-century before being discovered by SFMOMA curator Sandra Phillips in 2001. Known in particular for his uniquely telling family photographs, he’s become the ultimate photographer’s photographer, counting artists like Alec Soth and Erik Kessels among his greatest fans. Kessels notes, “It’s hard to put your finger on exactly what makes Jang’s work so captivating, which is precisely what makes Jang’s work so captivating… He’s a storyteller, skilled in the art of deception, or perhaps it’s more misdirection. At first glance at one of his images you get one story, look again and you’ll get three others. He’s a master of photographic omission, his work is as much about what’s not there as what is.” continue to blog


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