Stephen Hilger is a photographer 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) presents visual motifs at the intersection of public and private spaces throughout Los Angeles.
Hilger has exhibited at venues including Acta International, Rome; Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions; Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles; the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans; and Transmitter, 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. He has written about photography and contemporary art including for Aperture’s PhotoBook Review and BOMB.
Hilger has taught at Pratt since 2012 and served as Photography Chair from 2012-2018.
B.A., 1998, M.F.A., 2003, Columbia University; Participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 2003-2004.