Keith Goldstein

Keith Goldstein was born in Brooklyn, New York. Keith was interested in art for as long as he can remember, with his mother being his biggest influence and supporter, encouraging him in his earliest artistic endeavors. Keith’s first connection with photography came about in high school when he was given a collection of photography magazines to draw from. Instead, he began to read them, becoming extremely fascinated with the medium. It wasn’t until he dropped out of college after his second year, and was working in a warehouse, that he decided on photography as a means to creative expression. Keith began studies at night school at the School of Visual Arts with David Attie and later moved into New York City, receiving his BFA with Honors in photography from the School of Visual Arts. It was there, working with Tad Yamashiro, that he began to experiment with a more emotive way of expression. Wanting to explore this further, Keith went on to continue his experimentation with Carl Toth at Cranbrook Academy of Art. After receiving his MFA in Photography, he moved back to New York City and began, through a course of personal experiences, to unravel everything that he knew and was for the next 15 years of his life. Keith has been exhibiting his work since 1980. His work has been published in many publications including – ABC News Australia, Now Public, Flak Magazine, JPEG Magazine, File Magazine, Snaps Magazine, SHOTS, Boulevard, Mercury Records, Diversion Magazine, Cadillac Motors, I Magazine, Penquin/Putnam, Simon & Shuster, St. Martin’s Press, and on many book covers. Keith’s tools to finding his place and exploring his feelings towards the world have always been simple – one camera and a couple of lenses. “Being unencumbered does allow you the most freedom”, he says. Keith has been making his living as fine art photographer, a stock shooter, a corporate event photographer, and a photo editor.

Best Achievements & Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1995 Columbia University, New York, NY
1991 Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, NY
1990 ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, NY
1981 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2020 “The Print Swap Exhibition”, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
“The Print Swap Exhibition”, BBA Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2019 “Family Values”, The Curated Fridge
2018 Root Studios, New York, NY
South x Southeast Photogallery, Molena, Georgia
2017 “The Brussels Street Photography Festival”, Brussels, Belgium
2016 “Bad Taste”, Featured Winner, Lenscratch, June
2015 “@helloicp”, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
“On The Street Where You Live”, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
2014 “Things With Wings” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
2013 “Drawn To Water” , Photoville, Brooklyn, NY
“The Contemplative Vision and the Exaltation of Feelings”, Gallery Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Lenscratch Cell Phone Exhibition, April
Lenscratch Portrait Exhibition, March
2011 “One City One World”, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York, NY
2010 MDH Fine Arts, New York, NY
2009 MDH Fine Arts, New York, NY
2008 MDH Fine Arts, New York, NY
2007 MDH Fine Arts, New York, NY
2006 MDH Fine Arts, New York, NY
Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN
2005 North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
2001 British Journal of Photography Website
2000 E3 Gallery, New York, NY
British Journal of Photography Website
Photography Review Website
1997 Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Art Institute, Philidelphia, PA
1996 Maxibition, NYMUG Mac Fair, New York, NY
1995 Maxibition, NYMUG MacFair, New York, NY
Frick Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
New Jersey Center for Visual Art, Summit, NJ
1994 Union Art Gallery, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
CEPA, Buffalo, NY
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
New Jersey Center for Visual Art, Summit, NJ
1993 Gallery 100, Cape Girardeau, MO
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1992 “Twentytwenty”, Cranbrook Academy of Art , Bloomfield Hills, MI
“Prague: Reactions to a Forgotten City, Gershman Gallery, Phil., PA
Gallery En El Bohio, New York, NY
1991 Photocollect, New York , NY
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
1990 Slocumb Galleries, E. TN State Univ., Johnson City, TN
Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, NY
1989 San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Photocentral Gallery, Hayward, CA
Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
S.K. Neuman Culture Center, Brno, Czechoslovakia
“24 Exposure”, Union Square Gallery, New York, NY
Mid-Hudson Arts & Science Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
1988 California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Barrett House, Poughkeepsie, NY
Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1987 Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO
Cockpit Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Rose Gallery, Austin, TX
Helio Gallery, New York, NY
1985 The Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, ME
Ledel Gallery, New York, NY
Bertha Urdang, New York, NY
Fotoforum, New York, NY
1984 Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
“Parallel Stratagems”, County Galleria, Pontiac, MI
1983 Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA
1982 G.P. Winter & Associates, New York, NY
1980 “Mediterranean Light, Photographs From a Moroccan Summer”,
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
The American School, Tangiers, Morocco
“50th AnniversaryShow”, Terrain Gallery, New York, NY
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY

COLLECTIONS
The Brooklyn Museum
S.K. Neuman Culture Center, Brno, Czechoslovakia
Hans Namuth Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Bertha Urdang Alfred Gescheidt
Various Private Collections
GRANTS AND AWARDS
“hard_streetphoto”, Featured Photographer, Instagram, July 30, 2019
35AWARDS 2017 Top 20 New York Photographers
Story of the Street, Instagram, December 9, 2016
Capture of the Day, “bnw_captures”, Instagram, April 26, 2016
Street Life Award, Instagram, January 15, 2015
“Street Life Award, Weekend Special Feature”, Instagram, December 6, 2014
Focus Project Support, Featured Photographer March 2011
Artist Space Individual Artist Grant, July, 1990
Honorable Mention, San Diego Art Institute, October, 1989
WORK PUBLISHED
Provokr, Feature “Manhatta”, November 2019
Olympus Passion, Feature “Manhatta”, Issue #29, October 2019
CultureCult Magazine (#12): (Summer 2019), with Mark Blickley, July 12, 2019
“Inspired Eye” Feature “Manhatta”, Issue #71, July 2019
Event Horizon Magazine , Issue 9, page 98, June 2019
Olympus Passion, Feature “Looking On”, Issue #18, November 2, 2018
Naked Cities Journal, May 2018
“Inspired Eye” Feature. Issue #54, February 2018
Edge of Humanity Magazine (feature)”Sleepers”, October 2017
Gothamist, November 5, 2015
Edge of Humanity Magazine (feature), March 24, 2015
Street Photography Notebook 2, Alex Coghe, Mexico City, Mexico, March 2015
“Looking On, Watching the Building of the Freedom Towers”, Fast Company, January 2014
“Looking On, Watching the Building of the Freedom Towers”, PetaPixel, January 2014
“Looking On, Watching the Building of the Freedom Towers”, Inspired Eye, January 2014
ABC News Australia, Now Public, Flak Magazine, JPEG Magazine, File Magazine, Snaps Magazine, SHOTS, MD Magazine, Boulevard, Travel Circle, Fair Lanes, Mercury Records, Diversion Magazine, Poster – Detroit Jazz Festival, Cadillac Motors, I Magazine, Penquin/Putnam, Simon & Shuster, St. Martin’s Press

ARTICLES PUBLISHED
“Edward Weston, Master of Detail”, Diversion Magazine, April 1987
LECTURES
April 29, 2015, “Street Photography: Personal History and Transition”, B&H Event Space, New York, NY
1997, The Art Alliance of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1984, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
REVIEWS – INTERVIEWS
“Keith Goldstein: New York Street Photographer – The Interview”, Naked Cities Journal, June 1, 2018
Pod cast interview with “Switch To Manual”, http://switchtomanual.com/, January 18, 2016
“A Photographer Captures World Trade Center Tourists”, Time.Com, September 11, 2014
“The Inspired Eye” Issue XV, 2014
“Looking Back”, The iPhone Arts, June 15, 2013
“Keith Goldstein”, I Magazine, January 1999
“Lies That Tell Deeper Truths”, Michael Bonesteel, Pioneer Press ,
Chicago, IL, Oct. 3, 1991
“Art Break”, Michael Weinstein, New City , Chicago, IL, July 19, 1990
The Stock Shooter , Interview, Vol. 3, No. 1, February 1989
“Fantasy and Grafitti”, Pamela Portwood, The Tucson Weekly, April 8, 1987

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts in Photography, 1984, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in Photography, 1981, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
The American School, Tangiers, Morocco, 1980

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Camera
Ricoh GR
Olympus Pen-F
Fuji XT-100
Canon 5D MKll
Leica M9

Lenses and Gears
Various film cameras and lenses

Some of Keith Goldstein’s Most Popular Award Achievements