Jerry Spagnoli lives and works in New York City.
He is currently working on a series of historical documentation projects. The common thread among all his projects is the exploration of the interplay between information and knowledge. Taking the camera and photosensitive materials as the traditional standard for objectivity Spagnoli explores the ways that subjectivity is the inevitable basis of all knowledge. He is also continuing his exploration of the daguerreotype and it’s potential as a contemporary photographic medium.
His most recent book “Regard” published by Steidl will be available in September 2018. His other monographs include“American Dreaming” and “Daguerreotypes” published by Steidl and “Heirloom Harvest” Published in 2015 by Bloomsbury.
His collaborations with Chuck Close have resulted in two monographs, “A Couple of Ways of Doing Something”, published by Aperture and “Daguerreotypes” published by Gabrius and a recent collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld has produced a monograph and show entitled “The Glory of Water”
His work has appeared in many books and publications, among them are “Watching the World Change”, by David Friend, “Photography’s Antiquarian Avant Garde” by Lyle Rexer, “21st: A Journal of Contemporary Photography Volume VI: Flesh and Spirit”, Vanity Fair, DoubleTake Magazine, Adbusters, Metropolis and Graphis.
His work is held in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The National Portrait Gallery, The Nelson Atkins Museum, Musee d’Elysee, Musee Carnevalet, The Fogg Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chrystler Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The High Museum, The New York Historical Society and other major collections.
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