michael eastman 

MICHAEL EASTMAN (American, b. 1947)

Michael Eastman has established himself as one of the world's leading contemporary photographic artists. The self-taught photographer has spent five decades documenting interiors and facades in cities as diverse as Havana, Paris, Rome, and New Orleans, producing large-scale photographs unified by their visual precision, monumentality, and painterly use of color. Eastman is most recognized for his explorations of architectural form and the textures of decay, which create mysterious narratives about time and place.

Selected Collections

Amon Carter Museum, Texas

Art Institute of Chicago

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

International Center of Photography, New York

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston List

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts

New Orleans Museum of Art

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

Polaroid Collection

Rockefeller Collection

Saint Louis Art Museum

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Photography

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Sheldon Museum of Art

The George Eastman Photographic Collection, Rochester

Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas

Wieland Collection, Atlanta

Wilding Art Museum, California

21C Museum, Louisville


Havana (Prestel, 2011) — Introduction by Achey Obejas, Interview with Vicky Goldberg

Vanishing America: The End of Main Street (Rizzoli, 2008) — Introduction by Douglas Brinkley, Essay by William H. Gass

Auguste Rodin (Archipelago, 2004) — Text by Rainer Maria Rilke, Introduction by William H. Gass

Horses (Knopf, 2003, 5th Edition) — Introductions by Jane Smiley and William H. Gass