About Harris Steinman
Harris Steinman, a self-taught-photographer, has been involved in photography since the age of 15. This was supplemented with a course at the Ruth Prowse Arts Centre with tutors such as Alain Proust and Anthony Johnston. Growing up in a quiet rural farming environment, he qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town, immersing him into the “noisy” world of science, people, and cities, resulting in a considerable influence on his visual interpretation of his surroundings.
Initially working with black and white film, he made a transition to colour slide film and then to digital medium over a period of 30 years. A book of a selection of his nature images of Kirstenbosch was published in 2005 (Kirstenbosch, Images Beyond Words – Briza Press). Auxiliary studies at the Cape Town School of Photography and Master classes under the tutelage of Jenny Altschuler, has contributed to his development.
His recent themes include roadside commemoration memorials and landscapes of lesser known country areas around the Western Cape, described by other artists as “iconic South African landscapes”.
His work was exhibited, among other, in the South African National Museum in October 2012, AVA, Youngblood, Casa Labia Museum, Amplify Studio.