Jerry Wein


By the Sea photo by Jerry Wein
Spring Blossoms photo by Jerry Wein
Wadhams Cattails photo by Jerry Wein

Jerry Wein has been taking pictures for more than 50 years. He is a storyteller whose subjects

include both natural and built environments and phenomena, a diverse mix of people, places,

and things. 

As part of two-man shows in Warrensburg and Chestertown, he worked with

photographer Bob Fisher on the Darkness and Light Exhibition and more recently contributed

his perspective at Bob and Jerry’s Excellent Picture Show. Individually, he has exhibited at

numerous open and juried shows in Eastern New York from Poughkeepsie to Paul Smith’s. He

received Juror’s Choice awards at the North Country Arts Photography Shows for both 2016 and

2017 and juried that show in 2018. He received a silver award at the North Country Arts 2019

Expressions show, across multiple media, juried by Jonathan Canning of the Hyde Collection.

His work has been accepted at The Passporte online gallery, where he is represented in the

Geometry Salon and where he received an Honorable Mention in the Passporte Prize for

Surreal Photography Honoring Man Ray exhibition. He received a top 10 award, across all

media, in the LightSpaceTime Online Gallery’s Global Seascapes show and has also been cited

as a Special Recognition and Special Merit artist in several of their other shows. In 2020 he was

awarded First Prize, Best in Show, in the 2020 New York State Summer Arts Show at the Paul

Nigra Center for Creative Arts and subsequently received a Third Prize award at that show for

2021. Jerry’s solo show Bucharest to Budapest – First Impressions along the Danube was

shown virtually in the fall of 2020 by North Country Arts. Recently, he has juried in to selective

international calls for the Of an Era, Double Take, and High Contrast shows at the Trolley Barn

Gallery in Poughkeepsie. He has been featured in New York regional press as well as ACS online

magazine and is the author of three limited edition books: The Chestertown Show, Details and

The Rosemary Project.

Artist Statement

"My subject interests are broad and my work is opportunistic. I look for good stories to tell from

my daily experience of the people, places and things that I encounter. My goal is to visualize

and capture enough context to allow the viewer to envision the background of a story and

possible outcomes, based on a single frame. I’m successful when I’m seeing well – finding the

story that may be hidden from a casual glance. I want my photographs to show the viewer

something they may not have seen had they been present at the point of capture."