As a feature of this special issue of SPM, we are excited to share a brief article and an audio interview with a veteran street photographer who also happens to be one of MSPF’s judges, Harvey Stein.
More than four decades ago, Harvey Stein started shooting in the streets of New York, and he never stopped. In the words of George Jones, Harvey was street photography when street photography wasn’t cool.
Over the years, Harvey became a curator, an educator and a published author. His published work includes five books that focus on street photography, including a trilogy about specific neighborhoods in New York.
The first in the trilogy is Coney Island: 40 Years, 1970-2010, which was published in 2011. Two years later Harlem Street Portraits was released and this month, his latest book, Briefly Seen, follows suit with an up close study of the chaotic streets of New York’s business districts, Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.
I was fortunate enough to be able to chat with Harvey about his new book, the trilogy and everything else he’s up to (which is quite a lot) this year. Click on the audio player below to listen to our discussion:
I’ve also included a selection of photos from Briefly Seen that you can view in the gallery below.
A Selection of Images from Briefly Seen
Click any image to open gallery.
Show Notes and Links
- Harvey’s Website
- F-Stop Magazine Review of Briefly Seen
- New York Times article about Briefly Seen
- Brroklyn Museum of Art Coney Island Exhibit featuring Harvey’s work
- McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas – the next stop for the Coney Island exhibit
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