Photo Night -
Athens, Ohio


Kate Burgess
(740) 707-4166.

Bruce Strong

We are pleased to announce that
Arnold Newman
will be speaking at a special
Photo Night at Ohio University School
of Visual Communication in Athens, Ohio.
5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004,
in Mitchell Auditorium
One of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Mr. Newman will launch the School of Visual Communication’s annual Dawn to Dusk project. Credited with developing the environmental portrait, Newman is a Canon Explorer of Light, and the event is sponsored by Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Mr. Newman’s work includes portraits of some of the most prominent and influential figures since World War II. Among his most recognizable portraits are those of Picasso, Stravinsky, Capote, Allen and Mondrian. His images are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago and London's National Portrait Gallery. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the American Society of Magazine Photographers and Photographic Administrators, Inc., and the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award in 1999 for master of photography, among others.
Mr. Newman’s career began in the 1940s in New York City, where he experimented with portraiture. He soon gained recognition from his 1945 show, Artists Look Like This, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has photographed for Life, Look, Fortune, Holiday, Newsweek and The New Yorker, and also has published a number of books, including “Bravo Stravinsky,” “One Mind's Eye: The Portraits and Other Photographs of Arnold Newman,” “Arnold Newman's Americans,” and “Faces USA.”
The resulting work, Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood, became a best-selling photography book (hardcover Knopf, 1997; paperback Chronicle Books, 2004) and received the Community Awareness Award from the National Press Photographers’ "Pictures of the Year" competition. Excerpts from the book appeared in over 50 major national and international publications and on Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, and the McNeill Lehrer Report. Fast Forward was exhibited extensively in museums, galleries, and photography festivals, including the International Center of Photography (ICP midtown, 1997), the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona (1998), the Nassauischer Kunstverein Museum in Germany, the Moscow Biennial (2000), Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France, and the Naarden Fotofestival in Holland. Fast Forward was optioned by Columbia Pictures and by Fox Searchlight for development as a feature film.

Her most recent book, Girl Culture, published in December 2002, has already sold out and is being reprinted by Chronicle Books. Large-scale exhibitions of the same work will be on tour at museums and major festivals throughout the United States and Europe through 2005. To date, more than 100,000 viewers have already seen the work at the Visa Pour L’Image festival in France, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Snite Museum in Indiana, the Davenport Museum of Art, the Skirball Cultural Center, the Forte Belevedere (Florence), the Festival of Rome and the Pace/MacGill, Stephen Cohen, Robert Koch and OMC fine art galleries in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dusseldorf, respectively.

Greenfield has been the recipient of several major awards and grants, including the 1997 ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer, the Nikon Sabbatical Grant, and the 1999 Hasselblad Grant. In 2001, she became one of Canon’s "Explorers of Light", a select group of world-renowned photographers. Greenfield was one of twelve acclaimed photographers commissioned by Indivisible, a national documentary project sponsored by Pew Charitable Trusts.

American Photo recently named Greenfield one of the 25 most influential photographers working today. Her work is in many collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, the Center for Creative Photography, the Harvard University Archive, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the St. Louis Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Springfield Museum of Art, the Brauer Museum of Art, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, the Jewish Museum of New York, the Davenport Museum of Art, Iowa, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Snite Museum of Art, the Readers Digest Collection, the Hallmark Collection, the Johnson & Johnson Collection, Colby College and the French Ministry of Culture.

She is a member of VII, a photography collective based in Paris, France. 

She resides in Venice, California, with her husband and son.