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Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia (b. 1951, Connecticut, USA) is a photographer who lives and works in New York and teaches at Yale University, Connecticut.

He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston until 1975 before receiving his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 1979.

DiCorcia’s photographs straddle truth and fiction and are often described as cinematic. The theatricality of his images is carefully constructed; scenes are arranged along with precise lighting and framing.

His work is held in numerous public collections including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

In 2014, The Hepworth Wakefield presented the first UK exhibition to show works spanning his career, offering an opportunity to appreciate the development of diCorcia’s work. This large-scale survey contained over 100 photographs from six major series.

‘One of the world’s most eminent photographers, known best for his hyper-real, documentary-style tableaux.’ – Dazed


Related exhibitions & events

Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Photographs 1975–2012

14 Feb - 01 Jun 2014

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