Most people look at work sites and machinery and see nothing more than concrete and steel. Stephen Mallon looks at them and sees both a surreal beauty and the wonder of their engineering. In September 2010, his solo exhibitiion “Next Stop Atlantic opened with great response from National Public Radio, A Curator, The Heavy Light, The L magazine, Stella Kramer, Sara Rosen’s blog, and Photo District News.
Mallon, whose photos have been honored by Communication Arts 2008 and 2009, the New York Photo Festival 2009, the Lucie Awards 2009, is also a leader in the photo community. Since 2002, he has been a board member of the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and served as president from 2006 to 2009. He lives in New York with his wife and their young daughter.
In 2009, Mallon made a big splash with his stunning “Brace for Impact: The Salvage of Flight 1549,” a series of photographs documenting the salvaging of the US Air flight that, amazingly, airline captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger had managed to safely emergency-land in the Hudson River in on January 15, 2009. The images Mallon produced during the two-week effort by maritime contractor Weeks Marine have since been exhibited in New York and featured at numerous websites, in print, and on TV, including Wired.com, New York magazine, NBC, Resource Magazine, Vanity Fair, and CBS News. In the spring of 2012 “Brace for Impact: The Salvage of Flight 1549” will be exhibited at Webster University in St.Louis.
. In the past he has traveled everywhere from Africa to Brazil, searching out artificial landscapes and industrial footprints. His work has been exhibited widely, and he has been commissioned by a wide range of clients, including the Sunday London Times, Publicis, Sudler & Hennessey, and MAYTAG.