Jeff Mermelstein, ‘Zippy the Chimp at Bar Mitzvah’, 1982, Photography, ClampArt
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Jeff Mermelstein

Zippy the Chimp at Bar Mitzvah, 1982

20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
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New York City
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Jeff Mermelstein
American, b. 1957
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Jeff Mermelstein thinks of his photography as a cross between photojournalism and voyeuristic street photography. Mermelstein, who studied biology, makes photographic series that document and classify his subjects. For example, “Twirl” (2001-09) presents images of women Mermelstin encountered twirling their hair; “Run” (1995-2009) is a collection of near-portraits featuring strangers as they dash between destinations. With regards to these categorized suites of photographs, Mermelstein explains: “I generally do not have a theme when in the act of photographing. Themes emerge after the photographs begin to accumulate.” His constantly expanding list of influences includes Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand.

Jeff Mermelstein, ‘Zippy the Chimp at Bar Mitzvah’, 1982, Photography, ClampArt
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Jeff Mermelstein
American, b. 1957
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Jeff Mermelstein thinks of his photography as a cross between photojournalism and voyeuristic street photography. Mermelstein, who studied biology, makes photographic series that document and classify his subjects. For example, “Twirl” (2001-09) presents images of women Mermelstin encountered twirling their hair; “Run” (1995-2009) is a collection of near-portraits featuring strangers as they dash between destinations. With regards to these categorized suites of photographs, Mermelstein explains: “I generally do not have a theme when in the act of photographing. Themes emerge after the photographs begin to accumulate.” His constantly expanding list of influences includes Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand.

Jeff Mermelstein

Zippy the Chimp at Bar Mitzvah, 1982

20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
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Location
New York City
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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