Ryan Weideman

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Self-Portrait with Dianne Brill, 1986 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)Self-Portrait with Dianne Brill, 1986 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Self-Portrait with Dianne Brill, 1986
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Self-Portrait with Couple, Woman in Bandage, 1986 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)Self-Portrait with Couple, Woman in Bandage, 1986 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Self-Portrait with Couple, Woman in Bandage, 1986
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Ruby Duby Do, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)Ruby Duby Do, 1982 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Ruby Duby Do, 1982
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Mystery Couple, 1998 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)Mystery Couple, 1998 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Mystery Couple, 1998
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

In the Shadows, Lower East Side, 1992 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)In the Shadows, Lower East Side, 1992 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

In the Shadows, Lower East Side, 1992
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Homage to Robert Frank, 1997 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)Homage to Robert Frank, 1997 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Homage to Robert Frank, 1997
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Self-Portrait with Passenger Allen Ginsberg, 1990 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)Self-Portrait with Passenger Allen Ginsberg, 1990 Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Self-Portrait with Passenger Allen Ginsberg, 1990
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Untitled (Out My Taxi, #3) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)Untitled (Out My Taxi, #3) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Untitled (Out My Taxi, #3)
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Untitled (Out My Taxi, #38) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)Untitled (Out My Taxi, #38) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Untitled (Out My Taxi, #38)
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Untitled (Out My Taxi, #177) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)Untitled (Out My Taxi, #177) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Untitled (Out My Taxi, #177)
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Untitled (Out My Taxi, #193) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)Untitled (Out My Taxi, #193) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Untitled (Out My Taxi, #193)
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

Other Works
Cab CultureCab Culture
Cab Culture
In My TaxiIn My Taxi
In My Taxi
Out My TaxiOut My Taxi
Out My Taxi

In 1980, Ryan Weideman cruised into New York City to become a street photographer. Having graduated with an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts, Weideman already had a style greatly influenced by the other photographers of the period including Lee Friedlander and Mark Cohen. Yet, after a month in New York City, Weideman’s focus turned to more immediate goals – earning money to pay his rent. Soon after renting a tenement on West 43rd Street (an apartment in which he still lives), a chance encounter with a neighbor who drove a taxi led Weideman to his newfound profession.

 

Ryan Weideman’s work is in the collections of many prestigious institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, the Oakland Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Weideman’s awards include Guggenheim Fellowship Grant (1992-1993), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (1986-1987), and a NEA Fellowship Grant.