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This work was included in Dweck's 2008 monograph, "Mermaids." The book accompanied an international exhibition that featured photographs Dweck took in Montauk, Amagansett and near Weeki Wachee River in Florida. The works were inspired by his boyhood fishing expeditions in Long Island, during which he would imagine beautiful mermaids swimming just below the surface. "Mermaids" is a body of work that not only celebrates, but praises the female form, adding the unconventional twist of otherworldly abstraction.

Michael Dweck was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, and studied Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute. From there, Dweck began his career in advertising. As a creative director, Dweck was highly regarded, receiving over forty international awards for his work, including the coveted Gold Lion at the Cannes International Festival. Two of his long-form television pieces are part of the permanent film collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. But despite his success in advertising, he decided to leave the field in 2001 to focus on photography full time.

Dweck’s compelling images have appeared in numerous publications throughout the world, including Vanity Fair, French Vogue, and Esquire. His photographs were first showcased at Sotheby’s, New York, in 2003, in their first solo exhibition for a living photographer, and have since been exhibited extensively throughout the world. Michael Dweck lives in New York City.

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Publication: Mermaids, 2008
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Staley Wise Gallery (New York), Blitz (Tokyo), Robert Morat Galerie (Hamburg).
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 14 in. (48.26 x 35.56 cm.)

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