Martin Scorsese in the back of De Niro’s cab during filming of Taxi Driver, New York, 1975. © Steve Schapiro, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Martin Scorsese in the back of De Niro’s cab during filming of Taxi Driver, New York, 1975. © Steve Schapiro, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York 

Steve Schapiro: Heroic Times

14/12/2017 - 27/01/2018

HOWARD GREENBERG 
41 East 57th Street 
Suite 1406 
10022 New York

www.howardgreenberg.com   

 
Schapiro has witnessed key moments of American history and culture, from the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march to Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign to Andy Warhol’s Factory to the filming of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. 
 
Steve Schapiro: Heroic Times will survey American milestones from the photographer’s nearly six decade career, with a focus on the 1960s and ‘70s. A number of the photographs are unpublished and on public view for the first time. With assignments from Life, Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and many other publications, he captured iconic and humanistic images of politicians, celebrities, artists, and newsmakers in action.
 
“I am always seeking the image that conveys the spirit of the person,” Schapiro noted. “At the same time, as a photojournalist, I want to create an image so that people will understand what news is being made.”
 
During Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, Schapiro traveled with and got to know the young U.S. senator from New York, who greatly impressed him. Also during that time, Schapiro documented the civil rights movement, making photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others who fought for social justice.
 
Schapiro’s subjects extended beyond politics into the worlds of film, rock and roll, and art. He documented The Godfather, Taxi Driver, The Way We Were, Midnight Cowboy, and Chinatown. Among the luminaries were David Bowie, Samuel Beckett, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Barbra Streisand, and Nico, who sang with the Velvet Underground. 

Heroic Times marks the inaugural exhibition of Steve Schapiro’s work at the Gallery.