Meet Frank Stewart

Meet Frank Stewart graphic
Meet Frank Stewart graphic 

Frank Stewart’s first remembrance of taking snapshots was as a fourteen-year-old with his mother at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. Since then the scope of his work has focused on documenting African American culture and its marginalization from images of the Ku Klux Klan in Jacksonville, Mississippi to the stages of Jazz at Lincoln Center where he is senior staff photographer.

Frank Stewart's Historic Life:

• March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963) - first photographs at age 14
• Communist Cuba (1977) - part of the first team of journalists from the USA invited to visit
• Los Angeles Olympics (1984) - invited by the Olympic Committee to photograph the games 
• Hurricane Katrina (2005) - photo-documented the devastation of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward

Stewart has had over thirty solo and dozens of group shows at prestigious galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and published several books. Friend and photographer for artist Romare Bearden, Stewart has received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a New York Creative Artist Public Service Award. He has held the position of Adjunct Professor of Photography at the State University of New York at Purchase and has been a consultant to the National Urban League, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Studio Museum in Harlem.