Ryan Speth is a photographer from Buffalo, NY, who currently lives and works in New York City.
A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Ryan's work has been published in numerous magazines and online publications including;
The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Aftenposten, Paste, Revolver, Another Place, and Alternative Press.
He also has two published books, with a third in the works. In addition to his work as a photographer,
he is a master printer and former owner of Gotham Imaging where he worked with hundreds of photographers and institutions, including:
Time Magazine, Magnum, VII, Sony Music, Nan Golden, Kathy Ryan, Elinor Carucci, The Aperture Foundation, The Chris Hondros Fund,
and Photoville. He has been active in the photo industry for over twenty years.
Ryan is most noted for his ongoing projects focusing on the city of Buffalo, New York and its inhabitants.
His large format (8x10 neg) black and white cityscapes combine the traditions of the Dusseldorf School of Photography with elements of social landscape.
His 35mm color images act both as an intimate window into the lives of his family and friends, as well as a personal journal documenting the experience of living in an American city in decline. Both bodies of work were shown in 2008 at The Wassaic Project.
His other bodies of work include: Times Square, featured in a 1999 group show in NYC,
The Blues Are Still Required Published by Hemlock Editions 2008, Central Terminal
Published as an eBook by Bowler Editions 2013, No Exit, A chronicle of Ryan's career as a music photographer. He is presently working on several long term projects including; The Wasteland, Synesthesia, The Drawer of Shame, and South of Houston.
If you are interested in seeing a selection of images from these bodies of work, please contact the artist.
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