Richard Misrach
United States, b. 1949

The work I do is a means of interpreting unsettling truths, of bearing witness, and of sounding an alarm. The beauty of formal representation both carries an affirmation of life and subversively brings us face to face with news from our besieged world.

Richard Misrach, interview with Melissa Harris, in Misrach, Violent Legacies: Three Cantos (New York: Aperture, 1992), 90.