Contact Nathan

PO Box #112
Jay, NY 12941


+1 917 572 5680

:: Bio

Searching for his both his past and his future, Nathan Farb bought his first camera and started shooting on the streets of NYC’s Lower East Side in 1966. This work will soon be presented as “Summer of Love,” in a New York Times photo blog. A book of those images is in the works. By 1971 his multimedia work “was shown at The Public Theater to critical acclaim and a cult following. Farb then started a photography/multimedia program in the experimental Art and Music Department of Livingston College, Rutgers University. In 1977 The United States Information Agency sent Farb on a cultural exchange to the USSR. In Novosibirsk, Siberia he used a 4’’x5’ view camera with a polaroid back to bring out of Russia a revealing set of portraits of that society. Magazines thought Europe published these images and a book of 100 portraits was published in Germany, France, Italy, Holland and the US. The NY Times Magazine published 12 of those. A 50”x 70” portrait of The Party Chiefs hung for many years at MoMA and prints hung at many museums in Europe.
In 1981 Farb returned to his childhood home in the Adirondack mountains to recalibrate his soul. Over the next 20 years he produced 3 books published by Rizzoli cataloguing many of his finest 8”x10” negatives. That work has been excerpted by almost 100 magazines including The NY Times Magazine. He was then sent by that magazine to document Exxon Oil Spill and the Yellowstone Fires and the sent to the Galapagos Islands twice.
Nathan Farb has been given honorary Dr. of Arts degrees by St Lawrence University and The State University of New York. He is currently working on multimedia pieces showing the transcendental connection between the earth and our spirit.

:: Selected Exhibition

MoMA, The National Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian, International Center of Photography, New York Public Library, The Public Theater, The Museum of the State of New York Rockefeller Collection, The Corcoran Gallery, The Bibliotheque National (Paris), Lake Placid Center for the Arts and many corporate, university and Private collections including Mario and Matilda Cuomo, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynahan. Nathan’s work has been exhibited at many European Museums and featured on network and local TV.

:: Publications

  • The Russians published in Germany (Dumont Buchverlag), France, Holland, Italy and the United States
  • The Adirondacks (all the following published by Rizzoli, USA)
  • 100 Views of the Adirondacks
  • Adirondack Wilderness
  • The Galapagos Islands
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