Coney Island on My Mind
Harvey Stein will share highlights from his 50 year photographic career, his fascination with Coney Island, photobook making and working in the long-term project mode. Harvey will share work from his tenth book Coney Island People 50 Years, published this September. Harvey is recognized for his strong and sensitive portraiture. For Harvey, photography is a way to learn about living and self. “I photograph situations, people and places I need to learn about. Photography is the most meaningful thing I could ever do. It is my way of saying, ‘I am here’ and my way of sharing some of my understanding of the world with others.”
Harvey Stein is a long-time faculty member at The International Center of Photography and lectures on photography worldwide. He has conducted travel photo workshops to Europe, Mexico, South America, Vietnam, India, and China for two decades. He’s had 90 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 165 group shows. Stein’s tenth book Coney Island People 50 Years was published this September. His other books include: Artists Observed; Harlem Street Portraits; Mexico Between Life and Death; and Then and There: Mardi Gras 1979. Stein is represented by Sous Les Etoiles Gallery in NYC, his work is in 58 public collections.