The PIX book series is a numbered collection that has been curated by photographer Pete Voelker and published under the Spotz imprint. The portfolio follows a unique approach, in which Voelker selects an image from a photographer to serve as a prompt for other photographers to submit their work in response. This process spans over a two-month period, during which Voelker receives entries from photography enthusiasts worldwide. Subsequently, the photographs are edited into sequences that integrate the work of young or amateur photographers with those of photographers who have established careers spanning decades.
Ryan McGinley etched his name in history in 2003 at a tender age of 25. McGinley's prodigious talents were on full display as he became the youngest artist to present a solo exhibition at the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art. Titled "The Kids Are Alright," the exhibition showcased McGinley's avant-garde style, featuring playful snapshots of his hedonistic coterie in the lively and bustling downtown of Manhattan.
Since then, McGinley's artistic reputation has grown, imbued with his signature style of vibrant studio portraits, photographs of kids enjoying themselves in the scenic landscapes of America, and works that celebrate queer culture. His artistic prowess has been exhibited in solo shows across prominent cities, including New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong.
McGinley's creative output has garnered accolades and recognition, with his works being acquired by renowned institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
As a seasoned photographer, McGinley has captured the essence of iconic personalities such as Beyoncé, Brad Pitt, Kate Moss, and Harry Styles, among others, in his portraits for various magazines. His works are a testament to his exceptional talents and his unique perspective, reflecting the beauty and grace of the human experience through his camera lens.