Henry Horenstein

Born in New Bedford, MA, Henry Horenstein studied history at the University of Chicago before turning to photography. He earned his BFA and MFA from RISD with legendary teachers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. Horenstein’s more than 30 books include a recent memoir (Shoot What You Love), monographs (Histories, Show, Animalia, Honky Tonk, Close Relations, Humans and Racing Days) and some of the most widely used instructional texts in the field (Black & White Photography, Digital Photography, Beyond Basic Photography). His most recent work is in film/video. Funded by the Annenberg Foundation, his short documentary, Spoke, was screened at several festivals, including the Austin Film Festival. His current project, Partners: A Celebration of Choice, will premiere in 2018. Horenstein lives in Boston.

Fall 2017 Courses

  • GRAPH-8900-08 ISP Major
  • FAV-5300-02 Introduction To Darkroom Photography

Wintersession 2018 Courses

  • NMSE-8900-01 ISP Non-major Elective
  • ILLUS-3756-01 Photo One: Analog
  • PHOTO-5322-01 Prof. Practice In Photography

Spring 2018 Courses

  • FAV-5300-02 Introduction To Darkroom Photography
  • ILLUS-3754-01 Photo One: Digital
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
  • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design


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