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Leon Borensztein
Sharon

Photographer Leon Borensztein began his most personal project 30 years ago when his daughter, Sharon, was born with disabilities: »Throughout my artistic career, I have been driven by the need to give voice to the unheard and unseen. This desire became a personal passion when my daughter Sharon was born. Just after her birth I felt there was something wrong with my daughter, and slowly we learned that she was born with disabilities. She was legally blind, her fine and gross motor skills were undeveloped, and she had low muscle tone. She was also on the autism spectrum, and suffered from seizure disorder and speech delays. The list continues and it is long. I started photographing my daughter before she was born and I have never stopped.«

Leon Borensztein (b. 1947) earned his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1980. He was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1987 and a grant from the California Council of the Humanities in 2003. His work has been exhibited internationally, e.g. at the Centre Nationale de la Photographie in Paris, and the Art Institute of Chicago, and is in important collections like the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His first monograph, One is Adam One is Superman, was published in 2004; his second, American Portraits, in 2011.


Authors: Leon Borensztein
Artists: Leon Borensztein


Designed by
Kehrer Design (Loreen Lampe)
Hardcover
21,7 x 29 cm
144 pages
96 duotone ills
English
available
ISBN 978-3-86828-661-8
Euro 39,90
2016