Ira Joel Haber – Six Photographs


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Artist’s Statement

My history with photography goes way back to my childhood. I always took photographs using hand me down cameras and cheap brownie cameras. I also made sun pictures and even did a few in my 50’s. In and out I had cameras usually second hand ones, or ones that friends gave me. Finally a few years ago I bought a digital camera and started photographing New York City. Photographs are not the only thing I do. I also make sculptures, collages and drawings.


 

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 230 on line and print magazines.┬áHe has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn