Larry Sultan


Larry Sultan (July 13, 1946 – December 13, 2009) was an American photographer from the San Fernando Valley in California. He taught at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1978 to 1988 and at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco 1989 to 2009.

Sultan's books include Evidence (1977) with Mike Mandel, Pictures From Home (1992) and The Valley (2004). A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, his work is exhibited in museums in the United States.

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Sultan first gained attention in 1977 for a photobook he created in collaboration with Mike Mandel, "Evidence," that included images culled from industrial archives. He was later noted for a series of color photographs of his retired parents. He taught at the California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute, where he also earned his MFA.

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