• Location:
    Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Gallery Representation:
    Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
  • Agencies:
    Polaris Images
About Stephen Shames

Stephen Shames is author of nine monographs: Bronx Boys (University of Texas Press - Oct, 2014); Outside the Dream, Pursuing the Dream, The Black Panthers (Aperture), Bronx Boys (FotoEvidence e-book) Facing Race (Moravian College), Transforming Lives (Star Bright Books), and Free to Grow (Columbia University).

Steve’s images are in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery; International Center of Photography; The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley; The Corcoran Gallery of Art; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Jose Art Museum; Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Ford Foundation; Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Baruch College; Oakland Museum; University Art Museum, Berkeley, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Elton John Foundation, and the Honickman Foundation.

Steve’s two solo shows at the Steven Kasher Gallery, New York were reviewed by The New Yorker. Art projects include Interrupted Lives, an installation piece about an incarcerated woman and her daughter.

Steve’s book Outside the Dream received numerous awards including the Kodak Crystal Eagle Award for Excellence in Photojournalism. 008 bus shelter and subway ads for the NYC DADS campaign of the City of New York received a Pollie award from American Association of Political Consultants. Shames wrote and directed Friends of the Children, a video.

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Stephen Shames's Books