Sean Hemmerle, born in Tempe, Arizona, in 1966, is an award-winning New York-based photographer. His work ranges from the depiction of international conflict zones to contemporary architecture. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1984 to 1988, he attended the University of Miami and earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1997. He quickly established his reputation as a sought-after architectural and urban landscape photographer.
Since 9/11 he has turned his eye toward the documentation of effects of the war in New York, Afghanistan and Iraq. His conflict images span a tumultuous decade, from showing the World Trade Center to Kabul, Baghdad, Gaza, Juárez, and Beirut. Closer to home, Hemmerle has created award-winning photographs that reflect the pathos and poetry of the American Rust Belt. His work has been widely exhibited, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Pingyao Photography Festival in Pingyao, China, and many other solo exhibitions. His photographs can also be found in public and private art collections. Sean Hemmerle is also recipient of the 2013 Graham Foundation grant for architectural photography. He lives and works in New York City.
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