September 21, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Stewart D Halperin: One World – Five Decades and Six Continents
September 21st – October 19th, 2019
A visual journey through time and space -from the rain forests of Africa to the street of New York City and points in between.
Halperin found his photographic roots in the jungles of Tanzania studying chimpanzees along with Jane Goodall. During this time while observing the chimps Stewart developed a keen sense of observation- and what he now considers the most important element of good photography- the gift of time.
On his return to the USA the second and possibly most profound influence on his approach to shooting was his friendship and mentorship with photographic great Ernst Haas. From the initial meeting in the 1970’s until Haas’s untimely death in the mid 1980’s the two worked and traveled the world together. It was with Ernst that “the use of color was seared in my mind and heart”
This exhibit spans a long period of time. Hopefully it will give viewers insight into tracing the evolution of my work both in style, subject and message.