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Acclaimed Photographer Visits Masters
Posted 11/10/2017 11:00AM

Harvey Wang, a critically acclaimed photographer and filmmaker, discussed one of his films and a selection of his photos with Upper School students on November 9.

Mr. Wang discussed his documentary film “From Darkroom to Daylight” and answered photography students’ questions during a presentation in the digital photo room in Masters Hall. Mr. Wang, who lives and works in New York City, also showed some of his photos and talked about his journey as a photographer. 

He has published six books of photography, including Harvey Wang’s New York and, with co-author David Isay, Flophouse: Life on the Bowery and Holding On: Dreamers, Visionaries, Eccentrics and Other American Heroes. His most recent book is From Darkroom to Daylight.

Mr. Wang has exhibited widely at museums, including the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the New-York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York. His films have been screened at festivals all over the world.

His film about the photographer Milton Rogovin won the prize for Best Documentary Short at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival. Mr. Wang studied visual arts and anthropology at Purchase College, State University of New York.

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