Athens-based photographer Mark Steinmetz
's latest book "Greater Atlanta
" was chosen as one of the top photobooks of 2009
, by Photo-Eye.
"Mark Steinmetz completes his powerful and moving trilogy, “South”, with Greater Atlanta. Photographing in Atlanta and its outlying regions, Steinmetz provides his testimony on contemporary American civilization. Combining portraits and landscapes, he weaves a symbolic and lyrical investigation that subtly questions notions of progress. He further develops motifs – on the automobile, on the telephone – that were first introduced in South Central, and catalogues car culture, fast food, convenience stores, and suburban sprawl. Beautifully printed in duotone on matt art paper, Greater Atlanta is printed in a first edition of 1,000 casebound copies. Mark Steinmetz is a Guggenheim Fellow. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art."