Anthony Hernandez was born and raised in Los Angeles. Self-taught, he has been exhibiting his work since 1970, and his photographs have been collected by many museums in both the United States and Europe. He hasreceived three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Charles Pratt Memorial Award, the Higashikawa Prize, the DG Bank-Forderpreis Fotografie Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, and a United States Artist Award. His publications include: Landscapes for the Homeless (Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany, 1995); Landscapes for the Homeless II (the Center for Photography, Paris, 1997); Pictures for Rome (Smart Art Press, 2000); Waiting for Los Angeles (Nazraeli Press, 2002); Everything (Nazraeli Press, 2005); Waiting, Sitting Fishing, and Some Automobiles (Loosestrife Editions, 2007); Anthony Hernandez (Vancouver Art Gallery, 2010); L.A. 1971 (Silas Finch, 2014); Rodeo Drive (Mack Books, 2012); Discarded (Nazraeli Press/Amon Carter Museum, 2016); and Beach Pictures 1969/70 (Silas Finch, 2016). In September 2016 the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art organized a retrospective of his work accompanied by a major publication.
Anthony Hernandez – presented by artist James Welling