Stephen Hilger is a photographer based in Brooklyn 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) pictures visual motifs at the intersection of public and private spaces in a variety of vicinities throughout Los Angeles. 

Hilger has exhibited at venues including Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions, the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, and Transmitter in 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. Hilger writes about photography and contemporary art and curates exhibitions including solo shows by Lee Friedlander and Andy Warhol. 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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