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Guide to the Erika Stone Photograph Collection
[1940-1999]
(Bulk 1970-1989)
 PR 267

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 05, 2012
Description is in English.

Biographical Note

Born in Germany in 1924, Erika Stone came to New York in 1936 at age 12. She joined the Photo League in 1940 and, by the age of 17, she created the Bowery series, one of her first bodies of work. While she considers herself self-taught, Stone studied with Berenice Abbott and George Tice at the New School for Social Research.

Stone spent part of her career as a freelance photojournalist as well as being a stringer for both Time and  Der Spiegel magazines, until 1960. After the birth of her two sons, she made photographing her family and children her specialty. She has published several books, including:  Pro Techniques of Photographing Children and  Mostly People: Photographs by a German Immigrant in New York.