Harvey Stein is a photographer, teacher, lecturer, curator and author of seven books of photographs: Parallels: A Look at Twins (1978); Artists Observed (1986); Coney Island (1998); Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life (2007), Coney Island 40 Years (2011), Harlem Street Portraits (2013), and Briefly Seen New York Street Life (2015). His newest book, Mexico Between Life and Death (Kehrer) will be published September 2018. He has had 84 one-person exhibits and has been in over 165 group shows in the U.S. and Europe; his photographs are in more than 57 public and private collections around the world including the George Eastman House, Bibliotheque Nationale, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, the Denver Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), the Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the Portland (Maine) Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Addison Gallery of American Art, The New York Historical Society and Museum. He is Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery in the East Village and has curated 59 exhibits since 2007.
He leads workshops worldwide and has taught at the International Center of Photography since 1976. Some of his work can be seen at www.harveysteinphoto.com and on Instagram @stein.harvey.