Archive for June, 2011

Brad Temkin

June 5, 2011

Chicago based photographer Brad Temkin (American, b.1956) has been documenting the human impact on the contemporary landscape for over 30 years. He has exhibited his photographs throughout the United States and abroad. His work is part of several permanent collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Milwaukee Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Akron Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Photography among others. Temkin’s images have appeared in such publications as Aperture, Black & White Magazine, China Photo and European Photography. A monograph of Temkin’s work was published in 2005 entitled “Private Places: Photographs of Chicago Gardens”. Temkin currently teaches at Columbia College Chicago and teaches workshops in Ireland every year.

His new series titled Rooftop, Temkin documents the growing trend of green roofs and rooftop gardens all over the world. These large-format elevated landscapes serve as important markers of the cultural shift towards sustainable design. Daylight Magazine recently featured a podcast including commentary by the artist, an interview with Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, as well as examples of Temkin’s work. Check out the podcast here, and to view more of Temkin’s work from this series please visit his website.