Mark Peterson | Political Theatre Artist Talk

March 17, 2024 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

 Via The Griffin Museum


"Over the past ten years I have been photographing the presidential candidates as they lead rallies, meet with voters and plead for their votes. I started just before the government shutdown in 2013 at a tea party rally at the U.S. Capitol. Politicians railed against the president and the Affordable Care Act — a show to get a sound bite into the next news cycle."--Mark Peterson

March 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

As part of our current focus on power and perception, democracy and how we see and envision our elected leaders, we are pleased to present the work of Mark Peterson. His stark portrayal of the power players in Washington DC is unique in its vision and we can’t wait to see and hear more about how he gets the images that his lens finds and holds in our collective memory.


Join us ONLINE on Thursday March 21st at 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific in the Griffin Zoom Room for a conversation with Mark about his creative path, his pull to politics and what it takes to frame his vision.

This conversation is FREE to Members / $10 for General Admission. Interested in the benefits of Membership? Take a look here for Member Levels and Benefits.

About Mark Peterson –

Mark Peterson is a photographer based in New York City. His work has been published in New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Geo Magazine and other national and international publications. In 2018 he was awarded the W. Eugene Smith grant for his work on White Nationalism. He is the author of two books Acts Of Charity published by Powerhouse in 2004 and Political Theatre which was published by Steidl in the fall of 2016.His work is collected in several museums including The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. In 2024 Steidl will published his book The Fourth Wall.


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Mark Peterson’s monograph Political Theatre, published in 2016 by Steidl Verlag Publishing can be found on their website alongside his upcoming book The Past is Never Dead. Find him on Instagram @markpetersonpixs

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