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Press Event: Richard Misrach: On the Beach

Monumental color photographs explore the sublime beauty and inherent danger of the sea and its surroundings in the exhibition 'Richard Misrach: On the Beach,' on view in the photography galleries at the National Gallery of Art from May 25 to September 1, 2008. Drawn from one of Misrach's most recent series On the Beach, are 19 dramatic photographs—some as large as six feet high by ten feet wide. Major American photographer Misrach (b. 1949) is known for provocative work that addresses contemporary society's troubled relationship to nature, especially in the American West.