9 Artists to Watch This May

by Artspace Editors

Curran Hatleberg



Higher Pictures, May 7 – June 18

When the excellent photography gallery Higher Pictures debuts a new talent you should sit up and take note, and that certainly seems to be the case with the young lensman Curran Hatleberg. A Yale MFA grad who has been crisscrossing the United States for the past 10 years in the road-trip vein of Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Larry Clark, and so many others, Hatleberg finally dug in for half a year in California’s Humboldt County in 2014, getting to know the inhabitant of this famous drug-trafficking haven and chronicling them against the backdrop of the area’s coolly pristine natural beauty. The recipient of numerous photography awards, including a 2015 Magnum Emergency Fund grant, he also has a monograph coming out the fall, from TBW Books.

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