sabato 14 febbraio 2015


Neal Slavin is a photographer and film director. His well known photographic books include PORTUGAL with an Afterword by Mary McCarthy (Lustrum Press/NY), WHEN TWO OR MORE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/NY) and BRITONS (Andre Deutsch/London & Aperture/NY).

He has produced and directed countless TV commercials through his own production company, SLAVIN-SCHAFFER FILMS, for clients such as MacDonald’s, Burger King, Hasbro Toys and European American Bank. In addition Slavin’s feature films include FOCUS written by Arthur Miller, which stars William H. Macy and Laura Dern.

His photographs are both privately and publicly collected and are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (now called The National Media Museum) in London, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Chase Manhattan Bank Collection in New York, and the Deutsche Bank Collection in Germany, among others.

Slavin shows in both individual and group venues throughout the world and is represented by Ricco Maresca Gallery in New York for both sales and exhibitions. His work has been featured in the solo exhibition BRITONS at New York’s International Center of Photography (ICP) and England’s National Museum of Photography, Film & Television. He has also been honored with a retrospective exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and has been shown at the Recontres Arles.

He has photographed for most of the major magazines around the world including The New York Times Magazine, The London Sunday Times Magazine, Esquire, Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung, O Magazine, Rolling Stone, Life, Geo, and New York Magazine to name just a few. His work was recently featured in the online magazine SLATE in its blog called BEHOLD.

Slavin has been awarded a Gold Lion in Cannes for advertising, a Silver Cube from the Art Director’s Club of New York, five Addy Awards, and a Mobius Award. He is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in addition to receiving two CAPS grants and a National Endowment in the Arts grant. The American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP) named him Corporate Photographer of the Year. Slavin has been included in Esquire Magazine's article on the Ten Toughest Photographs of 1975. He has also recently been honored with both The Cooper Union School of Art & Architecture’s esteemed President’s Citation and the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Medal for Artistic Achievement.

His teaching credentials include classes and workshops at Recontres Arles, The Cooper Union, Manhattanville College, The School of Visual Arts, The City University of New York at Queens College, as well as serving as a visiting artist at the Chicago Art Institute.

Slavin is currently working on both a book of new photographs and a film entitled THE PRAYER PROJECT. In addition he will be directing two feature films entitled TROPICAL PUNCH and PRETEND.

All images  © Neal Slavin

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