American, 1948 -
Marilyn Bridges started her photography career working for travel magazines. In the mid-Seventies, she became interested in aerial photography when she photographed the Nazca plateau in Peru. She is now known for her aerial photographs of ancient and modern landscapes at extraordinary sites. Bridges considers herself a photographer, pilot, and explorer working to illuminate the bonds between the mark-makers of 3,000 B.C. and the builders of our modern cities.
Her photographs have been shown in over 300 exhibitions worldwide, and her work is collected in over ninety major institutions, including the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.