Artist Talk: Allan Tannenbaum

Watch photojournalist Allan Tannenbaum explain what it was like covering Keith Haring during the 1980s art and music scene in New York City. Tannenbaum will also discuss several of his iconic photographs featured in Keith Haring: Radiant Gambit, which illustrate Haring's integral role and lasting impact in the art world.

Born in Passaic, New Jersey, in 1945, Allan Tannenbaum has been photographing since the 1960s. He graduated from Rutgers University and later taught photography and filmmaking there. Gravitating to the nascent art scene in the SoHo district of Manhattan, Tannenbaum went on to relentlessly cover the art world, music scene, politics, show business, and nightlife of New York City in the 1980s. Tannenbaum’s work has appeared in many photo books and exhibitions, as well as appearing regularly in Newsweek, Time, LIFE, and Rolling Stone. Tannenbaum's iconic photographs of Keith Haring and his peers are featured in Keith Haring: Radiant Gambit at the World Chess Hall of Fame.

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