A Toast For Harvey

Street Musician, Philadelphia, 1994

Street Musician, Philadelphia, 1994

……Every time I think about the life and work of Harvey Finkle, he reminds me of the good fortune he has had in his life. A beautiful life partner, close knit family and a passion for something that each day brings him great joy. That passion, to our benefit are his photographs. Following a long tradition of documentary photography, Harvey Finkle is the Mother Theresa of passionate photography. He began to excel at his lifes work in his early years, receiving a Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. From there, his education lead him to picture making which helped him define his social causes.

On Thursday, October 15th, 2009 The Constitution Center of Philadelphia will recognize his legacy. A press release has just arrived at the studio from Bread & Roses Community Fund of Philadelphia. Tickets are available at the door. You don’t want to miss this event!

Tent City, Philadelphia 1995

Tent City, Philadelphia 1995

Tribute

The Bread & Roses Community Fund will be honoring social documentarian, Harvey Finkle, at its annual event on 10-15-09 at the National Constitution Center. Harvey is a still photographer, whose interests are social, political and cultural. His career has centered on photographing marginalized and disenfranchised people, including low income and homeless families, refugees and immigrants, the disabled and the Deaf, as well as groups working for economic justice, peace and human rights. The tribute will exhibit 75 photos reflecting the groups and people that he has photographed. His work can be seen on his website, harveyfinkle.com

www.HarveyFinkle.com

www.HarveyFinkle.com

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2 Responses to “A Toast For Harvey”

  1. yoko Says:

    humanitarian….this is the type of work i was talking about with you the other day….diane arbus also comes to mind….thanks for the exhibit info….will definitely try to make this….

  2. carol Says:

    these very first photos you’ve chosen to post are so beautiful, but beyond that i would say they are perfect bookends describing the scope of harvey’s sensibiities. when i chose him among many suiters a thousand years ago (smiling but true), it was because I sensed he was a proverbial Rennaisance man; some forty-some years later and counting, these two simple photographs confirm that truth (to my eye/mind/heart).