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37-year-old Ryan McGinley is well on his way to being one of this eras most influential artists. As Dazed pointed out, at the age of 25, he was one of the youngest photographers to secure a solo exhibition at the Whitney, and was also recognized as “Young Photographer of the Year” by the International Center of Photography.

His newest project, a Rizzoli-published photo book titled “Way Far,” continues the artist’s signature exploration of the nude form. McGinley also very intentionally sets his models against the backdrop of natural, American landscapes. The photos, dreamy and highly evocative, manage to hold a lens to contemporary life while simultaneously framing something timeless yet elusive. The book’s text was written by arts author and editor David Rimanelli.

“Way Far” will be available for purchase on October 20th through Rizzoli for $45.

Words by Stephanie Smith-Strickland
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