6:00 - 6:30: Member Meet & Greet
6:30: Meeting begins - Guest Speaker Harvey Stein
In Harvey Stein’s wide-ranging career as an engaged photographer working in the documentary tradition, he has utilized the medium to create photographs that capture the spirit and vitality of the people and places he depicts. His prime focus is to relate to his fellow human beings in intense and close-up images that form the basis of his long-term photo book projects. Stein’s time working in communities from New Orleans to Harlem, from Coney Island to Midtown New York City, from Northern Italy to Central Mexico has resulted in nine books and 88 one-person exhibitions that reveal his personal style and commitment to building connections with photography. His enduring investigations of groups as varied as identical twins, Coney Island people, street life of Harlem, artists in their studios, People Living with AIDS and life and death in Mexico have resulted in compelling and evocative in-depth visual/text essays that help illuminate the human condition. Stein’s photographs are in over 60 museums, corporate and private collections. Stein will discuss working in Mexico over an 18-year time span that resulted in his beautiful new book, Mexico Between Life and Death, (signed books will be available) and as time allows, discuss some of his photographs in India. He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York and conducts workshops worldwide, his website is harveysteinphoto.com; Instagram @stein.harvey
Detailed directions to the Metropolitan Opera Guild with map and street views.