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Sean Hemmerle

Born 1966 in Tempe, Arizona /

Sean Hemmerle is an award-winning New York-based photographer whose work ranges from international conflict zones to contemporary architecture. After serving in the U.S. Army (1984-1988), 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, and since 9/11 has turned his eye toward documenting the effects of war in New York, Afghanistan and Iraq.

His conflict images span a tumultuous decade, from 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 a recipient of a 2013 Graham Foundation grant for architectural photography.  

Selected Projects include:

My City Recently Removed (2020);;

The Drone-Zone (2019);

Brutal Legacy (2013);

Media Nodes (2002-2011);

The American Rust Belt (2009);

THEM: Iraq (2003);
THEM:Afghanistan (2002);

Born 1966 in Tempe, Arizona /

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