Something to Live For

Photographs by Michael Hintlian

February 4th - March 6th

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, February 11 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions
274 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

Something to Live For

Michael Hintlian’s recent photographic investigations of urban centers around the United States focuses on questions of social landscape, how we are living in 2020. His imagery, unexpurgated and unapologetic, points a finger at a polarity of prosperity and despair ever present in our lives. From a mother walking to the mailbox with the baby in tow to businessmen waiting on line at the ATM, Hintlian collects both mundane and extraordinary moments of alienation and reverie which reoccur daily. In its entirety, this project is a celebration of the human condition.

Michael Hintlian is a photographer based in Boston, educated at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Hintlian’s work has appeared in major U.S. dailies and international periodicals, and has been widely exhibited and collected. His photo-documentary Digging: The Workers of Boston's Big Dig was published in 2004. He is currently at work on major projects in the United States and travels extensively. Hintlian has served on the faculties of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design, New York. Currently he teaches documentary photography at New England School of Photography and Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

Visit his website at ​ and his Instagram @hintlian_1