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Clth, 11 x 12.5 in. / 304 pgs / 192 color.

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 12/22/20–02/28/21

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Mitch Epstein: Property Rights

Text by Susan Bell, Mitch Epstein.

Featured image is reproduced from ‘Mitch Epstein: Property Rights'.

Who owns the land, by whose authority, and with what rights? Mitch Epstein examines the American government’s ongoing legacy of property confiscation, and how communities gather to resist

Epstein began his latest series in 2017 at Standing Rock, where thousands protested the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sioux land. Over four years, he charted other contested lands from Pennsylvania and Hawaii to the Mexican border, as well as land loss through wildfires and flooding due to egregious environmental negligence.

In keeping with Epstein’s 50-year exploration of American life, Property Rights questions the relationship between institutions, civil rights and the rights of nature itself. Acknowledging our bodies and lives as our most fundamental property, the book examines other forms of trespass and destruction in an elegy to the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, and in photographs of Black Lives Matter protests during COVID-19. Property Rights includes the voices of activists Epstein interviewed while making this deeply personal and political work. In a time of alarming division, the book describes diverse communities in a common fight against politicians and plutocrats willing to sacrifice the people’s well-being.

A pioneer of 1970s art photography, Mitch Epstein (born 1952) has photographed the landscape and psyche of America for half a century. Numerous collections hold his work, including the Museum of Modern Art and Tate Modern; in 2013, the Walker Art Center commissioned a theatrical rendition of his American Power series. Epstein has described the cultural and physical evolution of the United States from 1973 to 2019 in his Steidl books Family Business (2003), Recreation (2005), American Power (2011), New York Arbor (2013), Rocks and Clouds (2017) and Sunshine Hotel (2019).


Featured image is reproduced from ‘Mitch Epstein: Property Rights'.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Document Journal

Clara Malley

Land, dignity, and ethics: Mitch Epstein photographs the remnants of our American Dream.

New Yorker

Andrea K. Scott

Magnificent images [...] reflects pressing issues ranging from immigration to our threatened environment.

Aperture

Rebecca Bengal

Property Rights, though it focuses mostly on threatened landscapes, is part of an established trajectory mapped out over decades of work ...an anachronistic sequence that heightens the connections between new and archival photographs.

Art & Object

Property Rights is a vivid series of large-format photographs made across the United States. In an era largely defined by issues of citizenship, immigration, and environmental degradation, Epstein frames the land itself as a charged site of both discord and unity.

Art in America

Eric Sutphin

Foregrounds the tension between sublime American landscapes and corporate agendas…. Epstein’s images remind the viewer that resistance movements can endure longer than the news cycles covering them, and many individuals completely restructure their ways of life in order to stand up for their beliefs.

Forbes: Media

Chadd Scott

Documents many of the most contentious sites in recent American history, capturing environments of protest, discord and unity. [Property Rights showcases] the majesty of America’s natural landscape with its fraught history of claimed ownership, prompting pressing yet enduring questions of power, individualism and equity.

Juxtapoz

Politics and citizenship, or environmental degradation and land rights, Epstein focuses on tough topics, helping us see overlapping, and often competing, histories and perspectives.

Blind

Miss Rosen

Explores the illusory nature of the American Dream and the role of resistance against the powers that be.

Forbes: Media

Brienne Walsh

The book makes a powerful argument that returning to a more collective concept of our place in nature may be the only solution towards saving this tenuous place that we call our 'nation'.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/11/2021

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day

Featured photograph, titled “Standing Rock Prayer Walk, North Dakota” (2018) is reproduced from Mitch Epstein: Property Rights, a staff pick for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. In this 304-page hardcover, Epstein questions who owns the land, by whose authority, and with what rights? In the section devoted to the protests at Standing Rock, Epstein quotes Floyd Hart, aka Little Crow. “Being here is my purpose in life. The Red men were given the obligation to be the protectors of Mother Earth. We will continue to pray, and to believe that the creator and all our resources of nature can help all the people, not just the Lakota.” continue to blog


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Mitch Epstein: In India

MITCH EPSTEIN: IN INDIA

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

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ISBN: 9783958299672
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Pub Date: 9/28/2021
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Mitch Epstein: Property Rights

MITCH EPSTEIN: PROPERTY RIGHTS

Text by Susan Bell, Mitch Epstein.

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ISBN: 9783958299016
USD $75.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 9/28/2021
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Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel

MITCH EPSTEIN: SUNSHINE HOTEL

Edited by Andrew Roth.

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ISBN: 9783958296091
USD $75.00
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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.

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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.

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ISBN: 9783869302249
USD $55.00
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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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