Talk and Presentation “Fred Stein: Art of the Street/Art of Intimacy”


Save The Date!    October 27, 7 PM

Talk and Presentation
“Fred Stein: Art of the Street/Art of Intimacy ”
Paris 1930’s, New York 1940’s, Portraits

Peter Stein, the son of noted photographer Fred Stein will be giving a talk and video/slide presentation about his father on October 27, 2009, at the Soho Photo Gallery located at 15 White Street, between West Broadway and Avenue of the Americas. There will be a reception starting at 6 pm. The program will begin  at 7 pm.

Street scenes of Paris in the years just before the German occupation, and New York during and just after World War II, capture the vitality and pathos of these two vibrant cities His portraits of intellectuals, artists, and statesmen reveal the unique character of the men and women who shaped the political and cultural events of the 20th century.

Educated as an attorney at German universities and deeply involved in anti-Nazi politics from his youth, Stein was forced to leave his country in 1933.  Unable to practice law in his adopted country, France, he made a vocation out of his photographic skill.  In 1941, before the occupation of Paris, Stein and his family again escaped the Nazis by emigrating to New York City where he worked as a freelance photographer until his death in 1967 at the age of 58.

Stein, whose works were recently on exhibition at the International Center of Photography (NYC), is represented in collections of The National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian), The National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian), the ICP, The Jewish Museum (NYC), The Center for Creative Photography (Tucson), and museums, galleries, and private collections around the world.
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Peter Stein is a Professor of Cinematography in the Graduate Film Program at New York University. He has photographed over 50 feature films and television movies for the last 35 years.

Visit Soho Photo

Soho Photo Gallery has been showcasing a broad spectrum of imagery by emerging and veteran photographers since 1971. The Gallery is in New York’s historic TriBeCa district, three blocks south of Canal Street between West Broadway and Sixth Avenue. Subways: #1 to Franklin Street or the A, C, E, W, N, R or #6 to Canal Street.

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