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Henry Horenstein: Selected Works and Partners

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Henry Horenstein: Selected Works brings together images from three photographic series—Animalia, Humans, and Malecón, Havana—by one of America’s most noted photographers. Curated by List Gallery Director Andrea Packard ’85 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Ron Tarver, the exhibition features Horenstein’s macro­scopic views of animals and human figures together with intimate portraits and figure studies taken along the famed Malecón seawall in Havana, Cuba. These varied works expand definitions of interconnec­tion as we consider nature, the human body, and intimate partnerships.

Henry Horenstein: Selected Works: Exhibition
Sept. 12–Oct. 27
Lang Performing Arts Center, List Gallery

Artist’s talk
Thursday, Sept. 12, 4:30 p.m.
Lang Performing Arts Center, Cinema

Thursday, Sept. 12, 5:30–7 p.m.
Lang Performing Arts Center, List Gallery

Screening of Partners, a feature-length documentary by Henry Horenstein
Thursday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m.
Lang Performing Arts Center, Cinema Discussion and reception to follow

Partners weaves together statements by couples who volunteered to openly and spontaneously discuss their relationships. The featured partners include a poly­ amorous threesome, a man and woman whose arranged marriage led to a loving commitment, couples with significant health differences, and a man who con­siders his significant other to be a cat. Horenstein emphasizes commonalities that are universal to all unions. Partners pre­miered at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in May 2018 and won the Special Jury Prize at the 2019 Amsterdam International Film Festival and Van Gogh Awards.

Henry Horenstein studied history at the University of Chicago, and earned his BFA and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he is a professor of photog­raphy.  Horenstein’s work has been exhib­ited internationally, and he has published more than 30 books, including the instruc­tional texts Black and White Photography, Digital Photography, and Beyond Basic Photography, which are used in founda­tional photography courses. He has also made several films, including Preacher, Murray, and Spoke.