Join ICP and Aperture online for a conversation between photographers Richard Misrach, Meghann Riepenhoff, and Lucas Folgia on the occasion of the sixth installation of Aperture’s Photography Workshop Series, Richard Misrach on Landscape and Meaning. Led by ICP Managing Director of Programs David Campany, the photographers will discuss their creative process and approach with landscape photography, while sharing insights into the making of the book.

This program is free with a suggested donation of $5. Reserve your copy of Richard Misrach on Landscape and Meaning (Aperture) through ICP’s shop.

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About the Program Format

This program will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive a confirmation email with a link located at the bottom of the email under ‘Important Information’ to join the lecture through a computer or mobile device. 

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About Richard Misrach on Landscape and Meaning

In the sixth installment of the Photography Workshop Series, Richard Misrach—well known for sublime and expansive landscapes that focus on the relationship between humans and their environment—offers his insight into creating photographs that are visually beautiful and contain cultural implications.

Aperture Foundation works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches to, teachings on, and insights into photography—offering the workshop experience in a book. Our goal is to inspire photographers at all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Through images and words, in this volume Misrach shares his own creative process and discusses a wide range of issues, from the language of color photography and the play of light and atmosphere, to transcending place and time through metaphor, myth, and abstraction.


Richard Misrach is one of the most influential color photographers of his generation. His work is held in the collections of over fifty major institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. His previous Aperture titles include Destroy This Memory (2010), Golden Gate (2012), Petrochemical America (with Kate Orff, 2012), The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings (2015), and Border Cantos (with Guillermo Galindo, 2016).

Meghann Riepenhoff’s work has been exhibited and is held in the collections at the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), and the Worcester Art Museum. Additional collections include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which holds Riepenhoff’s 12’x18’ unique cyanotype. Additional exhibitions include Yossi Milo Gallery, Jackson Fine Art, Galerie du Monde, Euqinom Projects, the Aperture Foundation, San Francisco Camerawork, the Denver Art Museum, the New York Public Library, and the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston).

Publications include ArtForum, Aperture PhotoBook Review, the New York Times, Time magazine’s Lightbox, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Oprah Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Wired, and Photograph. Her first monograph Littoral Drift + Ecotone was published by Radius Books and Yossi Milo Gallery.

Riepenhoff is the recipient of a Fleishhacker Foundation grant, residencies at the Banff Centre, Rayko, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and an affiliate studio award at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She is a 2018–2019 Guggenheim Fellow.

Riepenhoff is based in Bainbridge Island, WA and San Francisco, CA. She received a BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She is from Atlanta, GA.

Lucas Foglia is a fine-art photographer who examines the intersections between humans and wild spaces. His recent book and traveling exhibition, Human Nature, focuses on people in diverse ecosystems who care for nature in the context of climate change. Foglia exhibits his work internationally, and his prints are in notable collections including International Center of Photography, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. His images have appeared in magazines including National Geographic magazine and the New York Times Magazine. Foglia also collaborates with non-profit organizations including the Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy. Foglia grew up on a small family farm in New York and currently lives in San Francisco.


Image: Richard Misrach