Leo Rubinfien

Leo Rubinfien (born 1953) is an American photographer and essayist who lives and works in New York City. Rubinfien first came to prominence as part of the circle of artist-photographers who investigated new color techniques and materials in the 1970s.

Among his principal bodies of photography are ''A Map of The East'' (1992), which explores the character and idiosyncrasies of Japan, China and Southeast Asia; and ''Wounded Cities'' (2008), which explores the "mental wounds" that were left by the terror attacks in New York City in 2001, and other attacks in cities around the world. He has had a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. He has also curated exhibitions.

Rubinfien is also a writer, who has published essays on major photographers of the 20th century. He contributed a memoir, ''Colors of Daylight'' to ''Starburst: Color Photography in America, 1970-1980'' (2010). He is co-author of ''Shomei Tomatsu / Skin of the Nation'' (2004) and editor of ''Garry Winogrand'' (2013).

He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and his work is held in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Rubinfien was born in Chicago and grew up in Japan. He attended Reed College from 1970-72, and then the California Institute of the Arts, where obtained his BFA in 1974. He then went on to receive his MFA from Yale University in 1977. He is an assistant professor at Fordham University. Provided by Wikipedia
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