List of photobooks by Borensztein, Leon

Leon Borensztein is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose areas of focus are in psychological portraiture and documentary. Throughout his artistic career he has been driven by the need to give voice to the unheard and unseen. 
Photo : www.leonborensztein.com

Leon Borensztein (b. in Poland in 1947) is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose areas of focus are in psychological portraiture and documentary. Throughout his artistic career he has been driven by the need to give voice to the unheard and unseen. 
Photo : www.leonborensztein.com


His latest book “Sharon” is a testimony of a father documenting every stage of the challenged life of his severely disabled daughter. His earlier published books “Metamorphosis”, “One is Adam, One is Superman” and “American Portraits” are visual documentations of salient moments in the lives of his subject’s.

Borensztein received an MFA with honors from the San Francisco Art Institute and additionally received the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1987. He has exhibited his work in nearly 10 countries and 32 cities internationally, at numerous galleries and museums. His work is included in the collections of Biblioteque Nationale Paris, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, San Francisco MOMA, Chicago Art Institute, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and among other institutions. His photography has appeared in Life Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar, while reviews and profiles have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Vogue...


Bibliography : List of published photobooks


2016    “Sharon”, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany
2012    “Portraits ii”, Nazareli Press
2011    “American Portraits 1979-1989”, Nazareli Press
2004    “One is Adam One is Superman”, Chronicle Books, San Francisco
1977    “Metamorphosis”, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland

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  • After immigrating to the United States, Leon Borensztein earned his living as a traveling photographer among the lower classes.He moved with a backdrop to make his portraits, but then retreated his camera to capture beyond the decor part of the homes of his subjects.Recognized photographer and portraitist (we think of Mike Disfarmer), Leon Borensztein has...

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