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Matt Dinerstein
Username: Silverprinter
Member Since: December 2009
Matt Dinerstein
Evanston, IL United States

Matt Dinerstein has been a photographer since the early 1980's. He began work shortly out of college as an assistant and printer for Arnold Newman. Following that he freelance assisted in NYC prior to moving to Chicago. His observations of urban and ... more

Tags: contemporary nostalgia, nostalgia, black & white, documentary, decisive moment
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Gender: Male
Artist Statement: Matt Dinerstein has been a photographer since the early 1980's. He began work shortly out of college as an assistant and printer for Arnold Newman. Following that he freelance assisted in NYC prior to moving to Chicago. His observations of urban and rural people and cultures are driven by exploring the unseen moments as well as disappearing customs and landscapes. Part of his work encompasses documentary photojournalism, while another facet explores a kind of anthropological sociology of vanishing cultures. Matt has coined the phrase "contemporary nostalgia", to describe much of his work and his driving influence.
Education: BFA University of Denver
Parsons School of Design (grad classes) (Geo. Tice)
New School for Social Research
International Center of Photography
Maine Photo Workshops
Santa Fe Photo Workshops
Professional/Teaching Experience: Ray College of Design (dept chair) 1990 - 1996
Art Institute of Illinois 1996-1997
Columbia College center for the book
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Artistic Influences: Elliot Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, August Sander, Walker Evans, Dianne Arbus, Mary-Ellen Mark
Artist Tags: contemporary nostalgia, nostalgia, black & white, documentary, decisive moment