Mexico Between Life and Death
Art Exchange, in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute, had the pleasure to host an evening with world renowned photographer Harvey Stein. Mr. Stein showed and discussed images from his latest book, “Mexico Between Life and Death,” at the Mexican Cultural Institute on May 8, 2019. The presentation was followed by book signing. This event was free of charge and open to the public.
During fourteen trips between 1993 and 2010 Stein photographed in Mexico primarily in small towns and villages and mostly during festivals (Day of the Dead, Easter, Semana Santa, Independence Day) that highlight the country's unique relationship to death, myth, ritual, and religion. “Mexico Between Life and Death” book of photographs is the definitive expression of Stein's intimate relationship with the people and culture of Mexico.
About the Photographer
Mr. Harvey Stein is a professional photographer, teacher, author and curator based in New York City. He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography and is Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery in Manhattan. He has been a member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New School University, and Rochester Institute of Technology, among other institutions.
He is the recipient of a Creative Arts Public Service (CAPS) fellowship and numerous artist-in-residency grants. “Mexico Between Life and Death” (Kehrer Verlag) is his eighth photo book. Mr. Stein’s photographs have been published in major periodicals worldwide, including The New Yorker, Time, Esquire, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, Art News, New York Magazine, GQ (Mexico), Der Spiegel, to name a few, and in the major photo magazines, including Black & White Magazine (cover), Shutterbug, Popular Photography, AmericanPhoto, PDN, Rangefinder, Zeke, Photo Metro and fotoMAGAZIN (Germany).
Stein's photographs have been widely exhibited in the US and Europe - 85 one-person and over 165 group shows to date. His photographs are in more than 57 permanent collections, including the George Eastman Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 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 Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), the Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art, The Denver Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, Musée de la Photographie (Charleroi, Belgium), the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The New York Historical Society and Museum, among others. His work is in many corporate collections, including Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard, Barclay Bank and Credit Suisse. He is represented by Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York City.