Joshua Lutz's large-format photographs of urban sprawl and suburban portraiture capture intimate details of places and their inhabitants in a soft, moody palette. The subtle tension in Lutz's photographs between natural and man-made structures expands upon themes of Stephen Shore and the New Topographics. From an image of an airplane take-off framed by trees and a cell phone tower in his Meadowlands series to rows of wind turbines amid factories on a grassy plain in his new Am✡Dam series, Lutz's photographs offer new views of the post-suburban landscape, capturing on film the spirit of simultaneous progress and decay.
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Meadowlands, Lutz's debut monograph, was published by powerHouse Books in 2008, and has received considerable acclaim including being named Village Voice "Best in Show," and Photo District News and American Photo's "Best Photography Books of 2008." The recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, Best Editorial awards from Photo District News and Communication Arts, Lutz was also named one of Photo District News' top 30 emerging photographers. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, ArtNews, and Time. Lutz received his
B.F.A. from Bard College in 1997, and his M.F.A. from Bard College at the International Center of Photography in 2005.
He is currently on the faculty at the International Center of Photography in New York.