Caleb Stein – Down by the Hudson

Caleb Stein Down by the Hudson [ EPF 2017 – FUJIFILM / YOUNG TALENT WINNER ]   “Down by the Hudson” is an ongoing project, a record of my walks and interactions, mostly along…

“Down by the Hudson” is an ongoing project, a record of my walks and interactions, mostly along a 3-mile strip of Main Street, in Poughkeepsie, NY. Poughkeepsie is a small city, population around 32,736. Approximately 19% live below the poverty line.

Caleb Stein: Down by the Hudson

When I look at the photographs taken by Caleb Stein it's hard to wrap my mind around the idea that he is just at the beginning of his photography career. And if I can predict correctly, it's a career that will undoubtedly lead to a level of mastery that w

Tragic, Heartfelt Photos from the Streets of Poughkeepsie - Feature Shoot

Karen with Marvin’s Kitten, 2017 During his junior year at Vassar College, the photographer Caleb Stein passed through Main Street in Poughkeepsie, New York every day on the way to…

During his junior year at Vassar College, the photographer Caleb Stein passed through Main Street in Poughkeepsie, New York every day on the way to his internship with Bruce Gilden. He stopped for the first time when a group of basketball players caught his eye. He took out his camera, and he spent time talking to them. Over the next year, he made a point to visit Main Street and travel back to campus by foot. “ I started to see the same people in the same places,” he remembers. “And they started to recognize me.”

Caleb Stein – Down by the Hudson

Caleb Stein Down by the Hudson ‘Down by the Hudson’ is an ongoing project, a record of Caleb’s walks and interactions – mostly along a 3-mile strip of Main Street – in Poughkeepsi…

‘Down by the Hudson’ is an ongoing project, a record of Caleb’s walks and interactions – mostly along a 3-mile strip of Main Street – in Poughkeepsie, NY. Poughkeepsie is a small city – population around 32,736. Approximately 19% live below the poverty line. Recent years have brought a great deal of economic hardship to this lively, character-filled place. Some people attribute this to the downsizing of IBM’s local headquarters. Others say that fault lies with the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, or the additions to the highway system, both of which have de-emphasized the role of Main Street. Some blame local colleges – Vassar, Marist, the Culinary Institute – for their lack of engagement with the community. In any case, Poughkeepsie is still a beautiful, resilient city with beautiful, interesting people. Lots to learn from them, no question about it.