Miles Ladin, "Blass & Co. (Bill Blass, Nancy Kissinger, Mica Ertegun and Duane Hampton)", 1995/2007, edition 1 of 5, digital pigment print, 44 x 66”

Miles Ladin, “Blass & Co. (Bill Blass, Nancy Kissinger, Mica Ertegun and Duane Hampton)”, 1995/2007, edition 1 of 5, digital pigment print, 44 x 66”

Miles Ladin

For over fifteen years, I have made photographs that explore the everyday from a critical standpoint  My motivation is the hope that I will be able to capture some shadow of truth, as seen through my eyes, that will burst the mediocre clichés of the mainstream media. We are told on television, in movies, and in magazines what beauty is, what success is and even how to feel.  It is my hope that by holding a mirror up to reality, I can reflect the deeper truths and in my own small way spark greater social as well as self awareness

Miles Ladin is a photographic artist working in New York City. For over fifteen years, he has made photographs that explore the everyday from a critical standpoint.   His sardonic investigations of the rich & famous have graced the pages of The New York Times, George, and W.  His work has been exhibited at such international venues as The Photographer’s Gallery in London and New York’s Exit Art. In 2003 his work was included in ClampArt’s Boys of Summer, which paired Ladin’s work with photographs by Goldin, Pierson, and Mapplethorpe among others. His work is included in major collections such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, and The Library of Congress. In 2001, Ladin published his first limited edition artist’s book entitled Lunch Poems. This homage to the poet Frank O’Hara was subsequently acquired by The Museum of Modern Art’s Library Collections in New York. His second artist’s book, homage to the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Schuyler is included in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Library Collections.

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