Artist's talk and book signing by Richard Misrach. In the 1970s, exhibiting artist Richard Misrach helped pioneer the renaissance of color photography and large-scale presentation that are widespread practice today. Best known for his ongoing epic series, Desert Cantos, a multi-faceted approach to the study of place and man’s complex relation to it, he has worked in the landscape for over 40 years. Recent projects include: Golden Gate, Richard Misrach, Aperture, Spring 2012; Petrochemical America, Richard Misrach and Kate Orff, Aperture, Fall 2012; Destroy This Memory, Richard Misrach, Aperture, Fall 2010; and 1991, Richard Misrach, Blind Spot, Fall 2011. Misrach’s photographs are held in the collections of over fifty major institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.