Known for portraying a “clean and analytical minimalist aesthetic” in his work, New York-based photographer Todd Eberle has captured sharp, personable portraits of architectural icons like David Adjaye, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, Phyllis Lambert, and Philip Johnson, as well as cultural figures like Hilary Clinton and even Julius Shulman himself. He was also Vanity Fair's Photographer at Large for over two decades. Most recently, Woodbury University's Julius Shulman Institute bestowed its prestigious JSI Excellence in Photography Award to Todd Eberle for 2017.
The award is presented to an early or mid-career artist whose work embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman. It features a notable roster of recipients, including Hélène Binet, Grant Mudford, Pedro E. Guererro, Catherine Opie, Richard Barnes, and Iwan Baan.
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Todd Eberle rose to global recognition for his photos of Donald Judd's art and furniture at the artists' request at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and around the world in the 1990s. His photos were published in “Donald Judd Raume/Spaces” (Hatje/Cantz) in 1993. This formative experience influenced Eberle's works, which are collectively characterized by a sharp sense of control, proportion, and symmetry.
Eberle will be presented with the JSI Award on May 4, during opening night of his “Empire of Space” exhibition at the WUHO Gallery. Visitors will get a chance to see Eberle's array of portraits of architectural greats and cultural icons.
“I learned at a very young age that memorable things are created by individuals with ideas, and that has always been my primary interest; the window, as it were, into a world that could only have been created by those individuals, singularly, or collaboratively,” Eberle said in a statement. “Those that make such a mark are those I’m attracted to making photographs of.”
Check out more of his work below.
All photographs ©2017 Todd Eberle.
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