Thursday, December 5, 5:00-6:00 pm
Reception and book signing to follow in the CPA Gallery
Gallery Talk is free but limited to 35 people, please sign up below to secure your spot.
Book signing and reception from 6:00-7:00 is free and open to all.
Leon Borensztein is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose areas of focus are in psychological portraiture and documentary. Throughout his artistic career he has been driven by the need to give voice to the unheard and unseen. His latest book “Sharon” is a testimony of a father documenting every stage of the challenged life of his severely disabled daughter. His earlier published books “Metamorphosis”, “One is Adam, One is Superman” and “American Portraits” are visual documentations of salient moments in the lives of his subject’s.
Born in Poland in 1947, Borensztein received an MFA with honors from the San Francisco Art Institute and additionally received the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1987. He has exhibited his work in nearly 10 countries and 32 cities internationally, at numerous galleries and museums. His work is included in the collections of Biblioteque Nationale Paris, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, San Francisco MOMA, Chicago Art Institute, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and among other institutions. His photography has appeared in Life Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar, while reviews and profiles have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Vogue, Fortune, Huffington Post, and countless others. He teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and lives in Oakland, CA.