Harvey Stein has been shooting in the streets of New York for over 40 years. To borrow a quote from George Jones, Harvey was street photography when street photography wasn’t cool.
In the process Harvey became an educator, curator and published author. In fact he’s published five books about street photography, including a trilogy about specific neighborhoods in New York.
The first in the trilogy is Coney Island: 40 Years, 1970-2010 published in 2011, followed two years later by Harlem Street Portraits and rounded out this month by his latest book Briefly Seen which is an up close study of the busy and chaotic streets of New York’s business districts, Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.
Harvey was kind enough to spend time with me to discuss his new book, the trilogy and everything else he’s up to (which is quite a lot) this year. We’ve also included a selection of photos from Briefly Seen which you can see in the gallery below. Click anywhere within the gallery block to view the images individually.
A Selection of Images from Briefly Seen
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