Believing that it is the photographer, t the camera that makes the photograph, this is a collection of iPhone photographs made while traveling across the world. The Phone Book places two photographs on opposing pages, creating spreads that invite the viewer to discover their own connections between the images and their own interpretation and experience. The Phone Book is a thread to broadening ones artistic sensibility, kwledge, visual literacy, and sense of connection with people and places throughout the world.
Robert Herman, (born in Brooklyn, NY, 1955) completed his education at New York University and the School of Visual Arts. His work has been widely recognized: He is a winner of the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Peoples Choice Award, the Alitalia per Larte Rome Prize, and was selected as one Artists Wanted/Exposure Top Fifty. His iPhone/Hipstamatic photography was shortlisted for the International Street Photography Award at the London Festival of Photography and won an Honorable Mention in the Fotovisura Grant competition. His work is held in major collections, including the George Eastman House, and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. Internationally, his work has been included in an exhibition at the Istanbul Photography Museum and he was honored with a solo exhibition of A Waking Dream, at the Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena, Colombia. His first book, The New Yorkers, a collection of photographs of New York City, shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome, was published to great critical acclaim in 2013 and is now in its second printing. The Phone Book is his second monograph. To see more of Hermans photography, please visit his website: www.robertherman.com