DCP Speaker Series: Harvey Stein

Renowned street photographer Harvey Stein speaks about his experiences documenting Mexican life in small towns and villages.
Upcoming Lectures
Nov 7

Non-member price
Lectures are from 7-9pm and are presented by Dallas Center for Photography and Texas Photographic Society. Remaining seats available at the door for $15 cash.
DCP Members: Please see Details tab for instructions on getting your free ticket(s).

DCP and Texas Photographic Society welcome renowned street photographer, author, curator and teacher Harvey Stein to Dallas Center for Photography on Thursday, November 7.

Harvey will recount his experiences documenting Mexican village life that developed into his latest book Mexico Between Life and Death. Like his other publications, he spent many years exploring and photographing the people and surroundings of central Mexico. What resulted is a collection of photographs from 1993 to 2010 that embodies the fullness of Mexican culture.

I try to pierce the ever-present mysteries of this multifaceted land to come to some understanding of life and death through Mexico’s special alliance with these subjects, and at the same time to reveal my fascination with Mexico’s culture, people and endless incongruities. Especially captivating is to photograph at night, when the shroud of darkness enhances the mystery and ambiguity of lives lived. I have photographed primarily in small towns and villages and mostly during festivals (Day of the Dead, Semana Santa, Independence Day) that highlight the country’s unique relationship to death, myth, ritual and religion. -Harvey Stein

©Harvey Stein, 2018

As a street and film photographer, Harvey has captured authentic moments between people and their environments for over 40 years. Harvey currently teaches at the International Center for Photography and is also the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery located in the East Village of Manhattan. Stein’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe, including a past exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art.

©Harvey Stein, 2018

His photographs are in more than 57 permanent collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), the Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, Museet for Fotokunst (Odense, Denmark), Musee De La Photographie (Charleroi, Belguim), the Portland (Maine) Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History.

©Harvey Stein, 2018

Harvey is teaching a three-day documentary photography workshop here at DCP from Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10. For more information and registration, please visit the workshop page.

DCP will be exhibiting work from Harvey’s book Mexico Between Life and Death. Please visit our Exhibitions page for more information.

  • Doors open at DCP at 6:30pm.
  • Lecture starts promptly at 7pm and ends at 9pm.
  • DCP members receive one or more complimentary tickets to this event based on their membership level. DCP members must register for this event to guarantee a seat for the lecture. To get your free member tickets, please login to your account here and navigate to the My Membership section where you’ll find a page for the Event Tickets.
  • Tickets for non-DCP members are $10 and must be purchased through the DCP website before the lecture. If the event is not sold out tickets will be available at the door for $15, cash only.
  • There is plenty of free parking in front of DCP, on the street or in the adjacent lot at Electric Light and Power.

This speaker series is presented in collaboration with:


The Texas Photographic Society is a non-profit organization that celebrates the photographic arts, inspires the creative development of its members, and provides opportunities to engage with diverse audiences.

TPS is delighted to be celebrating over thirty years of providing programs and services for photographers and their audiences across the country. While “Texas” is in the name, TPS sustains an active international membership representing ten countries and forty four states.