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Guide to the Sidney Kerner Photographs
circa 1972-1981

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis (2002); migrated to ArchivesSpace by Joseph Ditta (2020)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 20, 2020
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Biographical / Historical

Brooklyn native Sidney Kerner (1920–2013) joined the Photo League in 1937, when he was just 17. During World War II he served in Okinawa, Japan, with the 28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. After his time in the military Kerner was as a motion picture film cameraman. Between 1953 and 1961 he worked as a lighting director for NBC, and from 1961 until his retirement in 1991, filled the same position at ABC. Kerner's photographs are held in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library, and the International Center of Photography, among other American and international repositories.

(This note draws from information on the photographer's defunct website: