American Mirror is award-winning photographer Philip Montgomery’s dramatic chronicle of the United States at a time of profound change. Through his intimate and powerful reporting and a signature black-and-white style, Montgomery reveals the fault lines in American society, from police violence and the opioid addiction crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic and the demonstrations in support of Black lives. Yet in his unflinching images, we also see moments of grace and sacrifice, glimmers of solidarity and tireless advocates for democracy. Like Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans before him, Montgomery has made an unforgettable testament of a nation at a crossroads.
About the Author
Philip Montgomery (b. 1988) is a New York City-based photographer whose current work chronicles the fractured state of America.
In 2018, he was awarded the National Magazine Award for feature photography for his work chronicling the opioid epidemic. He has also received awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, American Photography, the National Press Photographers Association, and Photo District News.
Philip’s work has been exhibited at Foam Museum in Amsterdam, the International Center of Photography in New York, the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, Aperture Gallery in New York, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C, the City Museum of New York, and the Deichtorhallen House of Photography in Germany. His work is part of the permanent collection at Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation. He is a graduate of the International Center of Photography (2010) and is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker.