In 1942 The New Yorker sponsored artist Saul Steinberg’s entry into the United States from an increasingly anti-Semitic Italy (he was Romanian). This move launched his longtime contributions to the publication as an illustrator. In his time with the New Yorker he created 1200 illustrations and over 90 covers in addition to a successful fine arts career with exhibitions around the world. In 1958 he began a masquerade series of photographs taken with nothing more than a camera, paper bag, marker, and his community. This series of portraits became a book in 2000. Photo 1 students used photographer Saul Steinberg’s work as inspiration to collaborate with family members to take family portraits during shelter in place. The class shares a few of these images and deep gratitude to the family members, friends, and pets that helped make the photos possible! “Read More” for additional information on Steinberg.

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