Robert Weingarten Featured in Smithsonian Institution Publication 

A photograph by Robert Weingarten is featured on the cover of The Changing Face of Portrait Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital by Shannon Thomas Perich (National Museum of American History, 2011).  This richly illustrated text devotes a chapter to Weingarten's Portraits Without People series.  The author has selected work from ten photographers represented in the Photographic History Collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to explore the history of portrait photography as well as to explain how changes in technology have allowed for new expressions of personal and national identities.  For more information please visit the Smithsonian Books website.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Weingarten devoted the first thirty years after his graduation from Baruch College to a successful career in finance.  Passionate about photography from a young age, he pursued it as a hobby until he chose to commit himself fully to his passion fifteen years ago.  Since the 1990s, Robert Weingarten’s work has been shown in over eighty exhibitions in the United States and abroad. The Portraits Without People series was the subject of an exhibition at the High Museum of Art, Georgia entitled The Portrait Unbound (2010) and Robert Weingarten: Portraits Without People at Marlborough Chelsea in March 2011.  The series will be the subject of American Icons, Portraits without People by Robert Weingarten at the Smithsonian Institution’s International Gallery in Washington, D.C. (2012). 


Summary: Robert Weingarten is featured in "The Changing Face of Portrait Photography" by Shannon Thomas Perich