Location:New York City, NY, United States
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Schools Attended:School of Visual Arts, New York University
Photo Associations & Memberships:ASMP ASPP
Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his days as an NYU film student back in the late 70's. Using his father's Nikon F and a 50mm lens, he began by exploring the city as a means to connect with the people in his neighborhood and learn the craft of making images. His photos of New York City, shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome, are now collected in his first monograph: "The New Yorkers". The Phone Book his new collection of iPhone photos made with the Hipstamatic App will be published by Schiffer Books in November 2015.
His work is part of the permanent collections of the George Eastman House and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. His photographs are also in many private collections including Westin and Marriott Hotels.
In 2011, images from The New Yorkers were exhibited at the Istanbul Photography Museum. Most recently, his solo exhibition "A Waking Dream was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena, Columbia.
He has a BFA in Filmmaking from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and received his Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
The New Yorkers, his first monograph, is now in it's second printing. The Phone Book, a collection of his iPhone photographs made with the Hipstamatic App will be published in the October of 2015 by Schiffer.
His love of light and color, and making images that find the transcendent in the seemingly mundane, continues to this day.
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A new photobook by Robert Herman reveals stunning street photography in New York City from the 1980s. See 25 photos in a full-screen slideshow.