Larry Sultan, a highly influential California
photographer whose 1977 collaboration, "Evidence" — a book made up
solely of pictures culled from vast industrial and government archives —
became a watershed in the history of art photography, died on Sunday at
his home in Greenbrae, Calif. He was 63.
Along with other artwork using vernacular
photographs, like that of Michael Lesy in his book "Wisconsin Death
Trip" and of Richard Prince, "Evidence," first shown at the San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, opened broad new avenues for photography
that have since been explored by major museums and by artists like
Christian Boltanski and Carrie Mae Weems.
Read the complete obituary in The New York Times.