Contemporary Photographers at Soho Photo Gallery
is pleased to announce a lecture, free and open to the public

I began shooting on the streets of New York in 1978 when I was a film student at NYU with a Nikon F on Kodachrome. Over the years, I’ve made many bodies of work including The Phone Book which was made entirely with an iPhone. I will be showing images that document my evolution as a street photographer as well images from my two books, The New Yorkers and The Phone Book, and images from my new book project.

Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his days as an NYU film student in the late 70’s. He is the author of two monographs. The New Yorkers (Proof Positive Press), self- published in 2013, is a collection of his New York City photos between 1978-2005. His second monograph, The Phone Book (Schiffer 2015), is Herman’s collection of iPhone photographs made using the Hipstamatic App’s square format while traveling across the world. He is currently working on a new book with images he created while living in rural Georgia. In 2015, Herman’s work from The New Yorkers was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Amerika Haus in Munich, Germany. His photographs are part of the permanent collections of The George Eastman House and the Telfair Museum in Savannah GA. Herman has been interviewed on the Leonard Lopate show, and has been featured in The New York Times, Lenscratch, Fotovisura Magazine, L’Express, and many other publications. He has a BFA in Filmmaking from the School of the Arts at New York University and a Masters in Digital Photography from The School of Visual Arts.

To learn more about the photographer, see his website: