Remembering Robert Herman 1955-2020

I have shared the work of Brooklyn born photographer Robert Herman several times over the years, so I was distraught to learn that this wonderful artist recently took his own life. I remember him sharing that as a young man, Robert began working as an ush

A View From Inner Turmoil

Struggling with bipolar disorder that would not be diagnosed for years, Robert Herman took to the streets of New York to photograph the loneliness of a city where so many people live by themselves.

Robert Herman’s New York is a solitary place, where isolated individuals meet the elements on empty streets or subway platforms.

Robert Herman: The New Yorkers

Brooklyn born photographer, Robert Herman began working as an usher at a movie theater owned by his parents. The exposure to a wide range of films during his formative years provided him with a unique vision: “Working for my father allowed me to view the

Brooklyn born photographer, Robert Herman began working as an usher at a movie theater owned by his parents. The exposure to a wide range of films during his formative years provided him with a unique vision: “Working for my father allowed me to view the same movie repeatedly,” he recalls, “until the story line began to recede and the images became independent of the narrative."