Texas Map Turtle – Graptemys versa, 1997
Gelatin Silver Print
Henry Horenstein has worked as a photographer, teacher, and author since the early 1970s. He has been a prolific chronicler of popular (and less popular) culture having authored over 30 books, including SHOW, HONKY TONK, HUMANS, CREATURES, AQUATICS, CANINE and RACING DAYS. His newest book, CLOSE RELATIONS, was recently published by powerHouse Books; it’s a collection of photographs he made as a student of Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind’s at RISD in the early 1970s. Henry’s instructional textbooks have been widely used by hundreds of thousands of photography students over past 30 years. Horenstein’s photographs have been widely exhibited including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.; & the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. He is in many collections including the Library of Congress, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a professor of photography at RISD.