Steinmetz's Greater Atlanta selected by Photo-Eye as one of the best books of 2009
Completing his trilogy, South, which includes previous books South Central and South East, Mark Steinmetz releases Greater Atlanta by Nazraeli Press. Widely praised, Greater Atlanta was nominated as one of the best books of 2009 by Photo-Eye book critics, right after Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, Expanded Edition. . Photographed in black and white from 1992-2008, Steinmetz combines portraits and landscapes, investigated through the symbolic motifs first presented in South Central, in order to question the supposed notions of progress. Automobiles, fast food places, convenience stores, suburban sprawl and the relevant accoutrements serve to question contemporary American civilizations and the foundations upon which they are built. Beautifully printed in duotone matt art paper, Greater Atlanta is printed in a first edition of 1,000 casebound copies.