David Reinfeld [RA 2019]

David Reinfield 

First name: David ;
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Reinfeld ;

Member: Resident artist member ; 
2019 ;
n/a ;


In the early ’70-s, as a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design, I had the great privilege of studying with Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan, Lisette Model, and Minor White. Their classes were my introduction to the world of art, and their teachings remain a fundamental part of the way I see. Before RISD, as a young street photographer from New York, I never thought about what made photographs good or bad . . . I just took pictures.

Spending time with my teachers outside of school was an equally important part on my education. I drove Lisette from New York to Providence every week. Those were sacred hours for me, filled with discussions of everything from photography to philosophy. On a trip with Aaron to Goblin Valley, I remember his great excitement as he set up his camera in front of a rock. Not seeing the rock as anything other than ordinary, I looked through his old Rollie, and there it was – the picture was right there, hidden in plain sight. Through the lens of Aaron’s camera, the rock was brought to life.




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