Philip Trager is one of the most important contemporary photographers of architecture and dance. His photographs of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography. Trager’s expressionistic photographs of dancers cause the
viewer to rethink the field of dance photography. Trager’s ten monographs, regarded as modern albums, have received exceptional critical acclaim. Four of his books have been Editors’ Choice selections of The New York Times Annual Review of Books. His books have received various awards including Finalist for the Grand Prix Award of Les Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Book of the Year of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and inclusion in the Best Books selections of Interview, Vanity Fair, The Times (London), New York Magazine, Los Angeles Times Book Review and others.
The Library of Congress, which cooperated with the National Building Museum to present a retrospective exhibition of Trager’s work, has acquired a definitive collection of his photographs and will house his archives. In New York, his work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, New York Historical Society as well as the New York Public Library, which is exhibiting his photograph from October 2012 to February 17, 2013. Steidl has published his most recent books, Faces and Philip Trager, a major retrospective.
Philip will delight you and inspire you. His images, strong yet delicate, exude a quiet elegance in a style uniquely his own. This is a presentation not to be missed. See you there.