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The Psychological Portrait: Unknown Portraits of Einstein, Roosevelt, Freud, Frida Kahlo, and Others
This presentation of Dr. Marcel Sternberger's work includes previously unknown portrait photographs and interviews with notable historical figure such as: Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, George Bernard Shaw, and Indian Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Dr. Sternberger developed his own unique brand of psychological portraiture. Stressing interpersonal dynamics, he interviewed his subjects while photographing them: maneuvering the sessions to produce ephemeral, emotional visages that he captured forever. Dr. Sternberger’s photographs, featured in publications worldwide, were also used as the basis for the U.S. Roosevelt dime and for covers of Freud’s Moses and Monotheism and Nehru’s Glimpses of World History.The talk will include a short biography of Dr. Sternberger, a presentation of his portrait photographs of both famous and everyday people, a description of his psychological technique, and a reading from the recently published The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography.Speaker Jacob Loewentheil is an author, traveler, antiquarian bookseller, and rare photography dealer. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in psychology. His first book, The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography, explores the work of portraitist Marcel Sternberger through previously unpublished photographs, documents, and interviews.
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