Leon Borensztein

Visiting Faculty
Photography and MFA Faculty
lborensztein@sfai.edu
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Leon Borensztein is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose areas of focus are in psychological portraiture and documentary. Recently he has had two books published by Nazreli: "American Portraits, (1979-1989)" and "Portraits ii". A previous book, "One is Man, One is Superman", was published by Chronicle Books. His work was recently shown at Pier 24. He is currently working on a book about his daughter which is a culmination of  thirty years of documenting the trials and joys of caring for a disabled person. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, his work is in major collections in museums across the country. His book, "Sharon" will be published in 2015 by Kehrer, a German publisher.

Education:

  • MFA with Honors San Francisco Art Institute, 1980
  • BA Art and Geography, University of Haifa, 1974  

Favorite Quote/Saying/Bit of Advice:

I do not believe that the task of an artist is;
to applaud, flatter or judge
but rather to question and to provoke

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