Brian Ulrich is a photographer whose works portraying contemporary consumer culture have been collected by the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Milwaukee Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, Orion, Mother Jones, the Chicago Tribune, Artforum and Harper’s. Ulrich is a frequent contributor to Adbusters. In 2007 Ulrich was named one of the years 30 Emerging Photographers by Photo District News, and a critic’s pick by ARTnews. In 2009 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. Most recently Aperture and the Cleveland Museum of Art have collaborated to publish his first monograph, Is This Place Great or What, and curate a traveling exhibition.
Ulrich is an assistant professor in the photography and film department at Virginia Commonweatlh University.