Frank Stewart's Nexus: An American Photographer's Journey, 1960S to the Present

The first complete monograph and retrospective on the sixty-year career of Frank Stewart, photographer of an astonishing range of intimate and empathetic images of Black life, music, and culture.

Frank Stewart’s Nexus presents an overview of the career of this noted photographer, who since the 1960s has captured spontaneous and sensitive portrayals of African American culture in many forms, including art, food, dance, and music—especially jazz. Best known for his work as senior photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center, Stewart produced energetic street scenes and profound landscapes on his worldwide travels with the orchestra. The intimate and subtle relations between and among people are at the heart of Stewart’s art, whether shot at a Manhattan jazz concert, in the studio of artist Romare Bearden, or during a sacred rite in an African village.

Frank Stewart is a 1975-76 Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in-Residence Alumni. 

Author(s): Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ruth Fine, Cheryl Finley,
Fred Moten, Wynton Marsalis  Cheryl Finley

Hardcover, Rizzoli Electa, 2023
208 p, 9  1/2 × 11  in.