Image courtesy of Sous Les Etoiles Gallery.The Hug; Closed Eyes and Smile, 1982, 16 x 20 Archival Pigment Print

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Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present “Coney Island, an Eternel Romance,” New York photographer Harvey Stein’s premiere exhibition with the gallery. The show is an exclusive online exhibition on view from June 10th through July 18th, 2020 on the gallery website. Coney Island is synonymous with Summer and recreation! The iconic Coney Island series tells the tale of world-renowned photographer Harvey Stein’s romance with “America’s playground.”

Stein’s timeless black-and-white images, taken from the 1970s until now, capture that quintessential weird and wonderful quality central to the mythos of this iconic Brooklyn beachfront. Consistently shot through the decades with a 21 mm lens, this series of photographs evokes a sense of nostalgia, fantasy and adventure. Walking and observing the boardwalk, the pier, the amusements, the beach,  the people, Harvey Stein explores every corner with discipline and an immense commitment, fascinated to be just here and there, embracing the energy, the strangeness and the crowd in a quiet manner.