Josh Lehrer

Josh Lehrer’s photographs have appeared all over New York in galleries and exhibitions, as well as on billboards and in subway stations. Whether it is the chaos of homelessness, celebrity, propulsive success or projected sentiment; capturing the individual, their unique survival strengths, and the sudden discovery of calm in the center of personal storms drives Josh’s portraiture.

His clients are indie films, business leaders, Broadway blockbusters, screen stars and large commercial enterprises.

With an eye toward social justice, Josh created the series, “Becoming Visible,” focused on New York City’s fastest growing homeless population: transgender teenagers. In 2010, the first of these images premiered at the Robert Miller Gallery and have since appeared in galleries and museums all over the world. The series garnered the 2010 Photo Philanthropy award and was a centerpiece of Photoville in 2012.

Josh lives and works on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is a graduate of Boston University’s School for the Arts and The International Center of Photography.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Josh Lehrer

My Shot: Portraits from Hamilton, an American Musical

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

This is a time when history is being made in ways that our forefathers could never have imagined. It celebrates and reverberates this history eight times a week in cities across America. This is MY SHOT.

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Becoming Visible

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

In “Becoming Visible,” Josh Lehrer has created a portrait series of homeless transgender teens using platinum and palladium printing techniques.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Josh Lehrer

Sep 162017

Soul Seekers: A No Frills Portraiture Workshop

In this no-nonsense approach to classic portraiture, photographer Josh Lehrer will cover the main principles of portrait photography, including the four basic angles of lighting.

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