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Photo Initiatives Guest Speaker: Harvey Stein
Lower Gallery, February 27, 2019
Sponsored by the Program Committee
Free Admission but Tickets Required
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Salmagundi Member photographer Anthony Almeida hosts periodic photography discussions, open to all, photographers and non-photographers.
The next get-together will be on Wednesday, February 27, at 7PM and will feature a lecture by Harvey Stein.
Signed copies of his new book, Mexico: Between Life and Death will be available for sale. The cost of the book is $45 and payment is requested in cash or by check only.
In conjunction with this event, attendees are welcome to dine in the Club Dining Room before or after the lecture. Reservations are required. Please call 212.255.7740. Dining Room opens at 5:30PM.
About the speaker:
In the last eight years, since 2011, Harvey Stein has had four major photo books published, starting with Coney Island 40 Years (2011), then Harlem Street Portraits (2013), Briefly Seen New York Street Life (2015) and his most recent book, just out this past September, Mexico Between Life and Death (2018). He has had eight books published to date. Harvey will show and discuss images from the Mexico book, in which he explores the culture and rituals of our southern neighbors. Visiting Mexico 14 times in 18 years, Stein documents time spent there during holidays, festivals (when even small towns come alive with vibrant celebrations of the dead, myth, ritual and religion) and daily life.
His photographs provide an illusion rather than a representation of reality. They portray the instant of recognition, embodied in a fraction of a second; the ordinary is made transcendent. The images reside in a surreal world halfway between reality and fantasy and explore the constant mysteries of life and death that seem to surround the traveler in Mexico.
As time allows, Stein will also show images from his other recent books and talk about his fascination with photo book making and working in long term project mode.
HARVEY STEIN is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City. He is a long time faculty member of the International Center of Photography and has also taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Drew University among several other universities. He regularly leads workshops and lectures worldwide. He is the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery, NYC and has curated 61 exhibits since 2007. Stein has had 85 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 170 group shows. He is working on his third Coney Island book, which will represent 50 years of photographing at this iconic American site. Stein’s photographs are in nearly 60 public collections; His work can be seen at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery in New York City; also online at www.harveysteinphoto.com and @stein.harvey on Instagram.
Girl Holding Doll, Queretaro, Mexico ©Harvey Stein 2018
Book Cover, Mexico Between Life and Death ©Harvey Stein 2018
Man Wearing Bow Tie, Coney Island, 1970, ©Harvey Stein 2011
Boy at Bottom of Stairs, Guanajuato, Mexico ©Harvey Stein 2018