American (1950- )
Biography | Bibliography
Mandel, an American photographer has published nine photo-based books since the early 70’s, including Myself: Timed Exposures, 1971; Seven Never Before Published Portraits of Edward Weston, 1974;, the Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, 1975; and Making Good Time, 1989.
In 1977, Larry Sultan and Mandel authored Evidence, a photo narrative comprised only of found images that has been recognized as a seminal artists’ book and a precursor to subsequent postmodern strategies of photographic practice. Evidence was re-published in 2004 by D.A.P. In 1989 Mandel authored Making Good Time, counter pointing photographic efficiency studies made for industry by Frank and Lillian Gilbreth in the early part of the 20th century with his own time/motion photographs.
Mandel has been a recipient of several NEA grants and a Fulbright Fellowship. In 2005 his work was exhibited in the Berlin Biennale and recently in 2009, at PhotoEspaña in Madrid. He currently teaches within the photography program at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel / edited by Thomas Zander ; with essays by Charlotte Cotton, Jonathan Lethem, Constance M. Lewallen, Carter Ratcliff, Thomas Wagner, New York, NY : D.A.P., 2012.
Mike Mandel, Making good time : scientific management, the Gilbreths photography and motion futurism, Santa Cruz, Calif. : M. Mandel, 1989.