CAREER SUMMARY 2009
Professional Photographer (Fine Arts), Educator. Assoc. Prof., Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. (Retired 2006)
Awarded Photography Fellowship (month residence) by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, VA (June/July 1999). Lecturer on Photography and Photographer’s legal rights and business practices; conduct workshops, seminars.
Work in Permanent Collections:
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris;
International Center for Photography, NYC;
Museum of the City of New York;
Photography Archive, New York Public Library (Midtown Y Gallery Show, 2007), etc.
EXHIBITION CATALOG, “The Art of Photography” show at Lyceum Theater,
2008, San Diego, CA.
The PHOTO REVIEW, Competition Issue, Jan 2008.. Finalist selected in 2007 Photo Competition, image entitled “East Harlem Children” No. 62. Competition winners may be viewed on-line.
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, MacMillan of Australia, 2006. Photo book cover (HOODED FIGURE);
The Book Thief, ABC Audio of Australia, audio book of same novel w/Speier
cover photo for CD. 2006;
La Voleuse De Livres, French Ed. of “The Book Thief”, Universae Poche, Paris 2007.
Photo book cover.
Cityscapes, edited by Howard B. Rock and Deborah Dash Moore. Columbia University Press, 2001. Eight (8) photographs included in the collection. Black and White Photography: Manifest Visions/An International Collection, by James Luciana. Rockport Press, 2000. photo (Hooded Figure) Included in collection at page 85. A smaller version of said photo is reproduced on Contents page.
CityPlay, Museum of the City of New York, © 1990 BY Rutgers University Press (Full page Frontispiece and interior full page photograph).
Writer and Lecturer
Lecturer and writer on photography and photographers and artists legal rights and business practices.
New York State Art Teachers Assn, Conference Workshop on Artists Rights in
21st Century, Nov, 2009, Rye Brook, NY; West Side Camera Club, Slide show &
talk; New York State Art Teachers Assn. Comference, Nov. ‘07, Artist’s Rights
Seminar; Park West Camera Club, 2007; Workshop at NYC Art Teachers Annual
Conference, Nov. 2002; Photo Administrators, Inc. (PAI) at the National Arts
Club, NYC; Principal speaker, NJ Arts Council; Photography Dept.,City College of
NY; International Center of Photography on Photographers Rights/Stock
Photography. Workshop on art/law problems for NY State Art Teachers
Convention, Monticello, ’95-’97.
Taught various photography courses over the years as described below. Taught
courses at FIT as tenured Assoc. Prof. in Photography Department,
“Professional Procedures”, and Black and white darkroom courses; in the
Marketing Department, “Business Law, I & II” and for Art majors, “Law for Artists”.
Columnist, “PHOTO/DESIGN” magazine, bi-monthly column, wrote column
entitled “The Legal Eye” (’89-’91).
Photography coach for the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored
Peoples (NAACP) High School Arts, Sciences and Humanities program, “ACT-SO”, ‘90 to 1999. (Donated Time) For High School level children of color.
ABC Eyewitness News, Forbes, Fuji Photo, Hyatt Hotels, Meridien Hotels,
Met Life Ins. Co. , New York Magazine, Omni Magazine, Random House Pub. Co.,
Transamerica, Weight Watchers.
One Person Shows:
Theater for the New City Gallery, NYC. Sept. 4 to Oct. 23, 2007; Museum at
FIT (Sept-Oct 2002); Mayer, Brown & Platt, NYC (Jun-Sept 2000); Virginia
Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA (1999) Resident Artist’s show;
Center for Creative Studies, Detroit; Neikrug Photographica Gallery, NYC; Soho
Photo Gallery (guest artist); Man Ray Gallery, NYC; NADINES, NYC (1999).
Rizzoli, NYC, “An American looks at Italy”;
Guest Exhibitor, Soho Photo Gallery, May 1986.
Selected group shows:
ORGANIZATION OF INDEPENDENT ARTISTS (OIA) group show NY Mercantile E,
CCNY Biennial Alumni/Student Art Exhibition, curated by Faith Ringgwald, artist.
April 2-May 15; Texas Photographic Society Members’ Only Show, curated by
Keith Carter. Feb-Mar. Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colo.
Theater for a New City, “PORTRAITS”, all media exhibition. Four b/w
photographs exhibited. Nov. 2008;
Salmagundi Club, New York City. Non-Members Annual Juried Photography show.
One photo accepted for show. JUNE 16 -JUNE 27;
Lower East Side Arts Festival, “Art in Action”, NYC. May 20-June 30;
The Art of Photography Show, Lyceum Theater Gallery, San Diego, April 25 to
May 23. Juried show. 102 selected from 12,216 entries;
Members 5th Biennial Photo Exhibition (PAI) at National Arts Club, NYC,Feb 7-23, 2008
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, “Midtown Y Photography Gallery” April to
September; GUILD HALL, Southampton, NY. Annual Members’ Art Exhibition.
June. SALMAGUNDI ART CLUB, NYC. Annual Juried Non-Members Photography
Competition. Two prints accepted; Lower East Side Arts Festival, June to
August 12. Four prints selected in show; PHOTO REVIEW MAGAZINe. Print
selected for inclusion in Competition Issue of Magazine in October, 2007.
Winners exhibited on internet.
Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC, New York City Art Teachers Assn, Juried Exhibition,
Suffered stroke in 2003-out of business till 2006--back in business, thankfully)
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Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC (New York City Art Teachers Assn. Juried
Exhibition, Nov. 2002);
“Obsession,” Juried Show, Art League of Long Island , NY (May to June 2002);
Broome Street Gallery, NYC (New York City Art Teachers Assn., June 2002)
Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. Four person
photography show with Leonard Freed, Mary Ellen Mark, and Gilles Peress, and
yours truly. Feb 20-Mar 28.
Photo Administrators, Inc. (PAI), 2d Annual Members show, National Arts Club,
Feb 19-26. Broome Street Gallery, NYC. June 2001;
58th Annual Clothesline Show. Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY.
Photo Americas, Portland, OR. Benefit photo auction. October 2001. Both
photos included were sold at auction.
Guild Hall Annual Members Art Show, Easthampton, NY.
Ashawah Hall, Easthampton Springs, NY. July 2000.
Photographic Center at Woodstock, NY Benefit Auction, October.
“Black & White Show”, President’s Floor, Fashion Inst. of Technology, Oct-Jan 01.
Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; National Juried competition. Juried by
Curator of Art, NY Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nov/Dec. Three prints accepted.
Clothesline Show, Guild Hall, Easthampton, NY. August.
Soho Photo Gallery Photo Auction, Nov/Dec.
Barrett Art Center, National Juried Exhibition, Poughkeepsie, NY. Curated by
Howard Greenberg; Members Show, Photographic Administrators, Inc. at
National Arts Club, NYC; Art & Design Division, selected artists show at FIT;
Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, Ma.
March 1998, Group show; “Images of China-1984”, New Century Artists, NYC,
May 1998; “Photographs”,Represented in traveling US Information Service
Photo show in the Ukraine (1998); Man Ray Gallery, NYC, May 1998
(two person show); Annual Faculty Art & Design show, Museum at the Fashion
Institute of Technology,(Four Photographers) Sept., 1998; SMALL WORKS SHOW,
Annual CCNY ART ALUMNI ASSN, 2/20 GALLERY; NYC (Nov. 1998);
“Eight Million Private Lives: Photographs and Prints of New York City”, from the
Archives of the New York Public Library (Nov 1998-Jan 1999).
Recent: “Document Brooklyn” project; Related shows in the Brooklyn Museum and
the Brooklyn Borough Hall; Chuck Levitan Gallery, NYC.; Guild Hall, Annual
“Clothesline Show”, Easthampton; FIT Annual Art & Design Exhibition; NYCATA
Exhibition, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center; Ashawah Hall Show, Easthamptton Springs;
NY State Art Teachers Assn show, Catskill, NY; Pace University;
Salmagundi Club, NYC; Westbeth Gallery, NYC; Tweed Gallery, City Hall;
Chinese International Photog. Exhibition, Beijing, China; Ashawagh Hall Show, NYSATA /annual show, Albany, NY.
Assoc. Prof., Fashion Institute of Technology (State University), 1984 to
August 2006. Retired.
Lecturer, Olden Photography Workshops, 1984 to 1989;
Instructor, Photography, New School for Social Research, 1978 to 1982
Instructor, Photography, New York University Art Department, 1976 to 1978
Undergraduate degree: CCNY, BS in Social Science
New York University School of Law, JD. member NYU Law Review Editorial Board.
American Soc. of Picture Professionals (ASPP), Past-President, NY Chapter;
Copyright Society of USA; Photographic Administrators, Inc. (PAI), Director;
Class C Director, Board of Directors, AlumniAssociation of the City College of
New York; former member ASMP.
New York State Bar Assn; Copyright Society of USA.
Admitted to practice, New York State, Federal and United States Supreme Court bars.