Martin Hyers and William Mebane began their collaborative work in 2004 with the project EMPIRE. This installation of 100 photographs was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago in 2012. Their work was featured on Tim Barber’s tinyvices.com, and was included in the 2008 and 2011 New York Photo Festivals. In 2010 they exhibited with Humble Arts Foundation at Scope / Basel, in Switzerland and were included in Between The Bricks and the Blood:Transgressive Typologies at Steven Kasher Gallery, New York. Their work is included in the permanent collection at The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, as well as in the Wieland Collection in Atlanta, and the Bidwell Collection in Cleveland. A monograph to be co-published by Museum of Contemporary Photography and Daylight books will be released in the spring of 2014. Based in New York, they work collaboratively and individually as photographers on a wide range of fine art, editorial, and commercial assignments.
Today we take a look at their series titled, Vegas.
This collection of photographs was made in May 2008 on the four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada commonly referred to as the strip. The photographs were taken in a range of casinos – from the oldest remaining casino on the strip, the Flamingo, to the new complexes, such as the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, and the ESPN Center.
To view more of their work please visit their website.