Steven Forster: Celebrity
December 5 – 31, 2013
Opening: Saturday, Dec 7, 6-9pm
Other events: T.B.A.
A solo show of Steven Forster’s photography covering his 35 year career will be on display in Gallery 1.
Steven Forster is a New Orleans native and has been a professional photographer for more than 35 years. His work is in public and private collections; among them the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Historic New Orleans Collection”, as well as exhibiting at the Contemporary Arts Center, The World Financial Center Winter Garden in New York City and many others.
He has photographed such luminaries as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Drew Brees, Ryan Phillipe and Ella Fitzgerald to name but a few. His work has been included in exhibitions of master photographers Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Clarence John Laughlin, and Weegee, as well as exhibitions with Yoko Ono, LeRoy Neiman, Peter Max and Tony Bennett.
He has had more than ten thousand photographs published worldwide- with clients including Random House Books, Hearst Publications, Advance Publications Inc, and Paramount Pictures. He currently writes and photographs the Big Easy page in the Sunday editions of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Louisiana s largest newspaper as well as his monthly fashion column My Way in the Times-Picayune WISH Magazine. Steven Forster has won eight Alpha Awards in Fashion Photography. Forster swept the Fashion Photography category for both published and non-published work at the last annual Alpha Awards presented by the Fashion Group International (founded in 1930) of New Orleans. Forster shut out all other published and non-published fashion photographers from the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. The New York Times, A&E Network, People Magazine, Associated Press, Fox Sports, Elle Magazine, TV Guide, Washington Monthly have all published Forster’s work.