MITCH CULLIN & ‘THE WATERMELON MEN’ SERIES

Born and raised in the American Southwest, Mitch Cullin is an artist based in Los Angeles. His books have been published internationally, including the novels A Slight Trick of the Mind (also known as Mr. Holmes) and Tideland, both of which were brought to the screen by directors Bill Condon and Terry Gilliam, respectively. With his photographs having appeared as artwork on several book covers, his images have also been exhibited in both New Mexico and Texas, and excerpts from his long-term photo essay West Texas Footnotes first appeared in The Santa Fe Literary Review.

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Mitch Cullin’s work as a cinematographer can be seen in the feature-length documentaries I Want to Destroy America and Tokyo is Dreaming, the latter receiving screenings at the U.K.’s Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Phoenix Art Museum, Tokyo’s Gallery Septima, and the Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground in Argentina.

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Having turned his full attention back to photography, Mitch Cullin is currently putting together a series of photo essays that have been developed over the past years, among them Man Facing Away and a return to his earlier images from West Texas Footnotes. He also continues to work on projects with his partner, the mixed media artist Peter I. Chang.

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To explore Cullin’s works further please visit the artists website and Instagram.

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To explore more queer contemporary art please visit www.balaclavadotq.net.

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