Chris Mottalini is a photographer based in New York City. He grew up in Buffalo, New York and studied journalism and photography at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Uppsala University, Sweden.
Mottalini’s atmospheric architectural and still life photographs have been widely published/commissioned and internationally exhibited. Much of his work deals with the photographic preservation of Modernist architecture and its place in the American landscape.
Mottalini's critically acclaimed first book, After You Left/They Took It Apart, was published in 2013. He splits his time between Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley with his family and Burger the Corgi.
Laura Letinsky (Dept. of Visual Arts) conceives and organizes Unsuspending Disbelief, a symposium on photography with: Matthew Connors, Anthony Elms, Daniel Gordon, Shane Huffman, Martin Jay, Doug Ischar, Barbara Kasten, Deana Lawson, Laura Letinsky, Margaret Olin, Chris Mottalini, and Thomas Struth.