Henry Horenstein

Henry Horentein was on a path to becoming a historian when he discovered photography. Captivated by the work of Robert Frank and Danny Lyon, Henry entered the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to study with Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan. Henry says Harry Callahan encouraged him to "photograph what you love and to pay no attention to what others are doing. Even if you make bad pictures, you’ll have a good time.”

So that's exactly what Henry did. In the course of his 40-year career, Henry has created documentary portraits of distinct American sub-cultures such as the worlds of horse racing, boxing clubs, and baseball. Recently, hedeveloped an extensive body of work that combines elements of portraiture, abstraction, clinical documentation, and landscape photography. Henry is the author of over 30 books, including several monographs and a series of highly successful photography textbooks that have been used by hundreds of thousands of students around the country. His images are exhibited and collected worldwide. Henry currently is a professor of photography at RISD. His web site is www.horenstein.com