Philip-Lorca diCorcia is one of the most influential and innovative photographers working today. Born in 1953 in Connecticut, United States, he studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 1975-1976 and received his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 1979. In 2001, diCorcia was awarded with the Infinity Award for Applied Photography from the International Center of Photography in New York, and in 1998 he received the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award from Columbia University. He received Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States in 1989, 1986 and 1980. More recently, he was named one of Martell's 2012 Artists of the Year, which was accompanied by a touring exhibition in China.Read More
diCorcia creates images at the intersection of documentary and theatrically staged photography, infusing seemingly insignificant gestures with psychology and emotion and forcing the viewer to decipher between fact and fiction. He lives and works in New York and teaches at Yale University.
In 2013, a major survey of the artist's work was organized by the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. In 2014 the exhibition was shown at the Museum De Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands, followed by The Hepworth Wakefield, England. Other museum solo exhibitions include those presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2008) and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2007). His first solo museum exhibition was organized by MoMA, New York in 1993.
diCorcia has exhibited in group shows since 1985, including the traveling exhibition Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, organized by MoMA, New York, in 1991; the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1997; and Cruel and Tender at Tate Modern, London, in 2003. The following year his work was included in Fashioning Fiction in Photography Since 1990 at MoMA, New York.