Joshua Lutz is an American artist working with large-format photography and with video. Lutz was given his first solo exhibition at Gitterman Gallery during the summer of 2004.
In 2008 Lutz's first book, Meadowlands
, was published with powerHouse Books. In essayist Robert Sullivan
's introduction to the book he describes the Meadowlands as “… that giant swath of swamp and space that separates New Jersey from New York City, or, put another way, from New York City and the rest of the United States of America.” The New Yorker
wrote "Joshua Lutz takes the New Topographics of Adams, Shore, and Sternfeld into its current era of urban sprawl.”
In the fall of 2008 Lutz had a solo exhibition for the Meadowlands
series at ClampArt Gallery in New York City.
2013 saw the release of Hesitating Beauty
. A series of photographs revealing a different side of Lutz's photography, it tells the story of his mother.
Mind the Gap
(2018) is "an exploration through photographs and text of how our society and the things we experience affect our mental health"
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.
, 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
’s, The New York Magazine
, 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.
Source: Robert Koch Gallery