The NRCA Rotunda Gallery at City Hall presents “The Photography of Frank Stewart.” Mr. Stewart is the Senior Photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC and has traveled the world taking remarkable images of musicians, people and places creating visual statements that portray sensitivity, lyricism and depth.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Frank Stewart grew up in Memphis and Chicago. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and received a BFA in photography from Cooper Union in New York. Mr. Stewart has had numerous one-man and group shows at The High Museum, Cooper Union Gallery, Washington Project for the Arts, Studio Museum in Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research, the International Center of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the first team of North American journalists invited by the Center for Cuban Studies to visit Cuba in 1977. He was also invited by the Los Angeles Olympic Committee to photograph the 1984 Olympic games. He has twice been granted a photographic fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a New York Creative Artist Public Service Award. He has also been a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. His books include ROMARE BEARDEN: Photographs by Frank Stewart (Pomegranate Communications Inc.); The Sweet Breath of Life: A Poetic Narrative of the African American Family, poems by Ntozake Shange, photographs edited by Frank Stewart, photographs by Kamoinge, Inc. (Simon & Schuster); Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country, written by Lolis Eric Elie with photographs by Frank Stewart (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); and Sweet Swing Blues on the Road, written by Wynton Marsalis with photographs by Frank Stewart (W.W. Norton & Company).