Stephen Hilger is a photographer whose work traces historical memory in the social landscape. His monograph, Back of Town (SPQR Editions, 2016), chronicles the disappearance of a neighborhood in New Orleans. BLVD, a limited edition publication (ROMAN NVMERALS, 2017) presents visual motifs at the intersection of public and private spaces throughout Los Angeles. 

An exhibition of Hilger’s photographs entitled Los Angeles Boulevards, curated by Allen Frame, will be on view at ACTA International Gallery, Rome in May 2019.

Hilger has exhibited at venues including Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions; Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles; the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans; and Transmitter, Brooklyn. His photographs are in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Hilger's photographs have appeared in periodicals including New York Magazine and the New York Times. He has written about photography and contemporary art including for Aperture’s PhotoBook Review and BOMB. Hilger received his B.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Columbia University and was a fellow in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program.

Hilger teaches at Pratt Institute where he is an Associate Professor in the Photography Department and he is the Director of Education at the Gordon Parks Foundation.

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