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First Exposures, together with Fraenkel Gallery, are excited to announce that longtime supporter, friend, and renowned artist, Richard Misrach, is generously donating a never-before-exhibited work, Shorebreak Triptych #2, to benefit First Exposures.

Richard Misrach has believed in First Exposures’ potential from the beginning. 30 years ago, he became one of our very first supporters, witnessing firsthand the transformative power of mentorship and photography in the lives of young people. Now, 30 years later, he is giving us this monumental gift and we couldn’t be more grateful.


Shorebreak Triptych #2, from Richard’s series Notations, is an homage to film. For us, it represents his three decades of unwavering support in our vision to empower youth through empathy, creativity, and community. We will feel the impact of his support for decades to come.


If you’re interested in purchasing this incredible piece and seeing it in person, please email


Triptych #2, 2021

Pigment print

36 x 126" Framed

1/5 (edition of 5 + 1AP)

signed, dated & numbered verso on label in ink

Richard Misrach

Richard Misrach is one of the most influential photographers of his generation. In the 1970s, he helped pioneer the renaissance of color photography and large-scale presentation that are in widespread practice today. Best known for his ongoing series, Desert Cantos, a multi-faceted approach to the study of place and man’s complex relationship to it, he has worked in the landscape for over 40 years.


Misrach has had one-person exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, among others. A mid-career traveling survey was organized by the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in 1996. His photographs are held in the collections of most major institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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