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by Dennis Stock; Sault, Provance, France; 1980 Farm Fields


Join us for a special week exploring the Beauty of this Enchanting Land. We’ll take you to many wonderful sites and provide meaningful feedback at the end of each day. Digital cameras required.

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About Our Faculty:

Dennis Stock was born in 1928 in New York City. At the age of 17, he left home to join the United States Navy. In 1947 he became an apprentice to Life magazine photographer Gjon Mili and won first prize in Life's Young Photographers contest. He joined Magnum in 1951.

Stock managed to evoke the spirit of America through his memorable and iconic portraits of Hollywood stars, most notably James Dean. From 1957 to 1960 Stock made lively portraits of jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet, Gene Krupa and Duke Ellington for his book Jazz Street. In 1968 Stock took a leave of absence from Magnum to create Visual Objectives, a film production company, and he shot several documentaries. In the late 1960s he captured the attempts of California hippies to reshape society according to ideals of love and caring. Then throughout the 1970s and 1980s he worked on color books, emphasizing the beauty of nature through details and landscape. In the 1990s he went back to his urban origins, exploring the modern architecture of large cities. His work is now mostly focused on the abstraction of flowers.

Stock has generated a book or an exhibition almost every year since the 1950s. He has taught numerous workshops and exhibited his work widely in France, Germany, Italy, the United States and Japan. He has worked as a writer, director and producer for television and film, and his photographs have been acquired by most major museum collections. He served as president of Magnum's film and new media division in 1969 and 1970.

Dennis Stock currently resides in Woodstock, New York, and is married to the author Susan Richards.



1991      Advertising Photographers of America, USA
1962      1st Prize, International Photography Competition, Poland.
1951      1st Prize, "Life" Young Photographers Contest, USA


2008       Jazz and Film - Atlas Gallery, London, UK
2008       American Dreams- Galerie Hoffman, Munich, Germany
2007       Retrospective - Festival  International du Photojournalisme Perpignan, France
2006       Conference and Hippies exhibition - VincinoLontano, Udine, Italy
2006       Retrospective - Kaiserliches Hofmobilien Depot, Vienna, Austria
2006       Dennis Stock’s James Dean Fifty Years Ago – International Arts and Artists, 
              Washington, D.C., USA
2005       Retrospective - Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2005       Retrospective - NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
2005/06  James Dean Comes Home – Photographs – Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, 
2004       Retrospective-Dennis Stock – Hacklebury Gallery, London, UK
1999/00  Dennis Stock: Photo Essayist – Staley Wise Gallery, New York City, USA
1995       Galleria II Diaframma, Milan, Italy
1995       Espace Photographique de Paris, Paris, France
1995       Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1994/96  Made in U.S.A.: 1951 to 1971- Schirm Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany;
              thereafter major cities in Germany
1992/94  La Tour Des Cardinaux, L'Isle Sur La-Sorgue, France; Mitsukoshi/Tokyo; thereafter 
              major cities in Japan
1990       Office Departmental de la Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France
1987       Urban Gallery, New York City, USA
1985       Photofind Gallery, Woodstock, New York, USA
1977       Retrospective - International Center of Photography, New York City, USA
1976       Alpha Cubic Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1974       Sony Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1973       Woodstock Artists’ Association, Woodstock, New York, USA
1967/74  The Sun - originated at Eastman House, Rochester, New York, USA
1970       De Young Museum, San Francisco, California, USA
1966       Form Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
1963       Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

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