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Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel

Edited by Andrew Roth.

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The promise and pathology of America in the photographs of Epstein, more than half of which are previously unpublished

America, as a place and an idea, has occupied Mitch Epstein’s art for the past five decades. With the first photographs he made in 1969 at the age of 16, Epstein began confronting the cultural psychology of the United States. Although he started working in an era defined by the Vietnam War, civil rights, rock and roll, and free love, he responded hardily to each radically different era that followed—from Reaganomics to surveillance after 9/11, to the current climate crisis and resurgence of white supremacy. More than a single era or issue, it is the living organism of American culture that engages Epstein; no matter how much the country changes, he describes something mysteriously and persistently American.

Conceived of and sequenced by Andrew Roth, Sunshine Hotel assembles 175 photos made between 1969 and 2018—more than half of them previously unpublished. Yet the book is not simply a retrospective. It traces both the evolution of an artist and the development of a country, revealing Epstein’s formal and thematic shifts in tandem with America’s changing zeitgeist and landscape. Sunshine Hotel is a visual immersion that forgoes linearity and a classical layout, as it sets forth Epstein’s evolving understanding of his country’s pathologies and promise.

A pioneer of 1970s color photography, Mitch Epstein (born 1952) has won numerous awards including the Prix Pictet, the Berlin Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work is held in collections including the Museum of Modern Art and Tate Modern, and in 2013 the Walker Art Center commissioned a theatrical rendition of his American Power series. His Steidl books include Family Business (2003), Recreation (2005), American Power (2011), New York Arbor (2013) and Rocks and Clouds (2017).


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PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Aperture

Rebecca Bengal

[Sunshine Hotel] threads recent photographs ... into an anachronistic sequence that heightens the connections between new and archival photographs.

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Drew Sawyer

Epstein’s study, aided by his large-format camera, combines topographic and social realism with picturesque conventions in ways that analogize the relationship between close observation and distant speculation, between the specificities of local realities and the abstractions of politics.

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Mitch Epstein signing 'Sunshine Hotel' at Dashwood Books

Mitch Epstein signing 'Sunshine Hotel' at Dashwood Books

Tuesday, October 22 from 6–8 PM, Dashwood Books presents photographer Mitch Epstein signing copies of his new Steidl/PPP monograph, Sunshine Hotel.
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MITCH EPSTEIN MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel

MITCH EPSTEIN: SUNSHINE HOTEL

Edited by Andrew Roth.

STEIDL/PPP EDITIONS

ISBN: 9783958296091
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Pub Date: 11/12/2019
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Mitch Epstein: Rocks and Clouds

MITCH EPSTEIN: ROCKS AND CLOUDS

Edited by Susan Bell, Ryan Spencer. Text by Mitch Epstein, Susan Bell.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958291607
USD $75.00
| CAN $99

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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Mitch Epstein: Berlin

MITCH EPSTEIN: BERLIN

Edited by Susan Bell, Ryan Spencer.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869302249
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 3/1/2011
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Mitch Epstein: American Power

MITCH EPSTEIN: AMERICAN POWER

Text by Mitch Epstein.

STEIDL PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL

ISBN: 9783865219244
USD $75.00
| CAN $99

Pub Date: 10/31/2009
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