Leica Lounge with Harvey Zipkin | Thurs, Oct 5, 2017 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Join us in the Leica Lounge on Thursday, October 5, 2017 with photographer Harvey Zipkin. Harvey will share images from his long photographic career including his Wynwood documentary project.
The Leica Lounge is a lecture series hosted by Leica Store Miami which features presentations by local members of the photographers, editors, gallerists and educators. Held monthly, these free events are designed to create and inspire the local photography community through sharing images and exchanging ideas.
The Leica Lounge is kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.
Born in Brooklyn New York, I attended Hofstra University and have also taken professional courses in Photography at the School of Visual Arts. For the past two plus years I have been a resident artist at The Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, where I continue to do my own work as well as collaborating with and learning from other artists.
Since the late 1960’s I have been a photographer with the goal to emulate the masters of photography, that since the late 19th century have depicted the life of the people of their generations. The likes of Stieglitz, Frank, Bresson, and Levitt, have been just a few of the people that have enlightened me to record the lives of the people of my generation for future generations to enjoy.
Visiting museums and studying the work of the old masters of art and also the modern masters, trying to see the way they look at things, has also inspired me. I hope through my work that I can leave a lasting impression of the people of my generation for people in the future to see and enjoy.
As a resident Artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex, in the Wynwood section of Miami, I have given myself the task of documenting this area, as it is becoming slowly but surely gentrified. The changes I see everyday are many, as the Hispanic population that is over 50 years old is dwindling. I thus have been recording the culture and the people of this area for future generations to see.
To view more of Harvey's work, visit his website.