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2nd Tuesdays at NOPA: Steve Pyke Collection Lecture
April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Come join us in the gallery on our next 2nd Tuesday for a very special talk by Photographer and Collector Steve Pyke! Steve will be speaking about some of his favorite photographs from his personal collection.
In the 1970s, Steve Pyke was a punk rocker with an itch to do something more singular. He borrowed a friend’s camera and since that time has photographed for every major magazine. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in many international permanent collections. Steve is considered one of the leading portrait photographers of his profession.
Throughout his career he has developed, funded and then published a number of personal projects. Best known are those on the world’s leading thinkers — Philosophers. More recently he completed his series Astronauts. For the past 35 years, he has worked consistently on his series collecting the Faces of our Time. He has published nine books.
In 2004 Steve received the MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours list for his services to the Arts. In 2006 he was made a Friend of the Royal Photographic Society. Steve lives and works in New Orleans.