Michael Schmidt, 1945-2014

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Michael Schmidt, LebensmittelMichael Schmidt, Lebensmittel

Photographer Michael Schmidt, 68, died on May 24, days after receiving the prestigious Prix Pictet award for his series Lebensmittel, which explores the global food industry.

The Berlin-born artist studied painting before joining the police and then teaching himself photography. His work is on view at the Virginia & Albert Museum through June 14.