Bryan Schutmaat

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Bryan Schutmaat (born 1983) is an American photographer based in Texas, USA.[1]

Schutmaat book's include Grays the Mountain Sends (2013), which won the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize and the photobook category of The New York Photo Awards, and Good Goddamn (2017).

His work is held in the collections of Baltimore Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Life and work[edit]

Schutmaat was born in Houston, Texas in 1983.[2]

His first book Grays the Mountain Sends (2013)[3] portrays mountain towns and former mining communities of the American West through portraits of people and landscapes.[4] He made the work with a large format camera.[4] Islands of the Blest (2014), uses historic photographs of the American West he and Ashlyn Davis sourced from the online archives of the Library of Congress and United States Geological Survey.[5] Good Goddamn (2017) is about a friend "from rural Texas and his last few days of freedom before going to prison."[6]

Publications[edit]

Publications by Schutmaat[edit]

  • Grays the Mountain Sends. New York City: Silas Finch Foundation, 2013. ISBN 9781936063031. Edition of 600 copies.
    • Second edition. New York City: Silas Finch Foundation, 2014. ISBN 978-1-936063-07-9. Edition of 1200 copies.
  • Good Goddamn. Austin, TX: Trespasser, 2017. ISBN 978-0-692-94637-4. Edition of 750 copies.
    • Second edition. Austin, TX: Trespasser, 2018. With a letter by Kris. Edition of 750 copies.

Publications paired with another[edit]

  • Islands of the Blest. New York City: Silas Finch Foundation, 2014. Edited by Schutmaat and Ashlyn Davis. ISBN 978-1-936063-10-9. With a poem by Michael McGriff, "Letter sewn into a pantcuff of smoke". Edition of 800 copies.
    • Second edition. New York City: Silas Finch Foundation, 2016.

Awards[edit]

Collections[edit]

Schutmaat's work is held in the following public collections:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wray, Tara (12 September 2016). "Doin' Work, Flash Interviews With Contemporary Photographers: Bryan Schutmaat". Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Winner: Bryan Schutmaat - Aperture Foundation NY". Aperture Foundation NY. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Bryan Schutmaat". World Press Photo. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Forget digital. Film is still king when photographing the American landscape. – British Journal of Photography". www.bjp-online.com. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  5. ^ Conway, Richard. "See the Historic American Far West from a Fresh Angle". Time. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Bryan Schutmaat, Bryan Schutmaat". Tumblr. accessed 10 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Aperture Portfolio Prize 2013 Winners". Aperture Foundation NY. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  8. ^ "The New York Photo Awards 2013 Winners". newyorkphotoawards.com. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Announcing The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist Selections". Aperture Foundation NY. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Photobooks". British Journal of Photography. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  11. ^ "The Baltimore Museum of Art". collection.artbma.org. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Bryan Schutmaat, American, born 1983: Idle Truck, Montana, from the series Grays the Mountain Sends". Hood Museum of Art. Accessed 10 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Idle Truck, Montana, from the series Grays the Mountain Sends". Hood Museum of Art. Accessed 10 November 2017. Archived 25 September 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "Bryan Schutmaat, Tonopah, Nevada, 2012". Land and Lens. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Search the Collection". www.mfah.org. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Bryan Schutmaat". SFMOMA. Retrieved 10 November 2017.

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