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Alumni Spotlight – Curran Hatleberg

June 10, 2016


May 7 – June 18, 2016
Opening Saturday, May 7, 3 – 6pm
Higher Pictures / 980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Curran Hatleberg received his BFA at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2006 and went on to get his MFA at Yale in 2010. He currently teaches at Yale and Cooper Union. Higher Pictures is pleased to present the first solo show of photographer Curran Hatleberg. Over the past ten years, Hatleberg traveled extensively across the United States, following the tradition of the American road trip, taking photographs of the places and people he encountered along the way. Without an itinerary for his journeys or an agenda for his pictures, Hatleberg feels his way; he meanders through one town to the next, relinquishing control of the experience in large part to the people he photographs-where they take him, what they show him, what they choose to reveal of themselves. The resulting portraits of American life are full of palpable compassion and stirring moments of intimacy. The work on view marks the first time Hatleberg lived and photographed in a single place for an extended period of time. These photographs were taken over six months in 2014 when he lived near the Oregon border in Humboldt County, California.