Mark Klett is a photographer whose background includes working as a geologist before turning to art practice. His interests include making new works that responds to historic images; creating projects that explore relationships between time, change and perception; and exploring the language of photographic media through technology.
Klett received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock- Krasner Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. His work has been exhibited and published in the United States and internationally, and is held in over eighty museum collections worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The National Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
He is the author of seventeen books including Drowned River, the Death and Rebirth of Glen Canyon on the Colorado, and El Camino del Diablo (Radius Books 2018 and 2016), Reconstructing the View: the Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe (University of California Press 2012), The Half Life of History and Saguaros (Radius Books 2011 and 2007), After the Ruins (University of California Press 2006), Yosemite in Time (with Byron Wolfe and Rebecca Solnit, Trinity University Press, 2005), Third Views, Second Sights (Museum of New Mexico Press 2004), Revealing Territory (University of New Mexico Press, 1990), and Second View, the Rephotographic Survey Project (University of New Mexico Press, 1984). Klett is Regents’ Professor of Art and Distinguished Sustainability Scholar at the School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.