Jerome Liebling Portrait 7/23/09

jerome liebling portrait
portrait of Jerome liebling at home in Amherst, MA

Jerome Liebling is one of the worlds great photographers. He represents the tradition of Social documentary photography from a time when what you shot was what you got. Before high tech digital manipulation when photography was more about your vision and less about your pixels. I studied at Hampshire college where he was head of the photo department and like all of us who felt his influence I have had his images in my mind ever since as I head out into the world with my camera. I was honored to photograph him last week at his home in Amherst MA.