• THREE YOUNG CAMELS, Mali 2006 Tirage numérique Edition : 6/15 73 x 92 cm
  • THE BOW, Modena Italy 1996 Tirage argentique (pigment) Edition: 1/25 45x71 cm
  • MILES IN THE GREEN ROOM, New York 1981 Tirage argentique (pigment) Edition : 1/ 25 29x43 cm
  • BURNING FIELDS, Oregon 2004 Tirage numérique Edition : 6/15 73x92 cm
  • SMOKE AND LOVERS, Memphis 1992 Tirage argentique (pigment) Edition : 1/ 25 29x43 cm

Artist's Statement


Artist’s statement : 

My intent in the medium of photography has always been culturally motivated." said Stewart. "I have used it to define a culture from within; the reference is to the American culture that I come from. Central to this is the African American contribution in general and its contribution of jazz in particular." He continues: "In order to know where you are going, you first have to know where you come from. My interest in the music stems from the history of it. Where it came from, where it went, and how it came to be in the form that it is today. The first part of the journey took me to Africa to find the origins. The second to the Caribbean and the third leg of my journey took me to New Orleans. The music began, was codified and changed all along the way." These images of his travels round the world represent aspects of that journey. 



Born in 1949 in Nashville, Tenessee, USA 

SOLO SHOWS (selection) : 

2009 Voyons voir !!!, Galerie Intemporel, Paris 

The False Face Mardi Gras, Essie Green Galleries, New-York, USA 

2007 Jazz Improvisations, Jack Leigh Gallery, Savannah, USA 

2006 The Art of Frank Stewart, Adrian Ruehl Gallery, New York, USA 

Frank Stewart, Basin Street Station, New Orleans, USA 

2005 Frank Stewart : Recent color, Laumont Editions Gallery, New York, USA 

Steppin’, Black Pearl Museum, Chicago, USA 

Frank Stewart Jazz & Cuba, 514 WEST Gallery, Savannah, GA, USA 

Frank Stewart : Romare Bearden /The Last Years, High Museum, Atlanta, GA 

2004 Jazz at Lincoln Center, Time Warner Building, New York city, USA 

Frank Stewart : Romare Bearden /The Last Years, June Kelly, New-York 

Dos Momentos en la vida, Galerias del ICAIC, Havana, Cuba 

2003 Windows, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York City, USA 

2002 A Slice of Light, The Cuban Art Space, New York City, USA 

Frank Stewart : photographs, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA, USA 

1999 In the House of Swing, Denise Andrews at Resonance Gallery, Miami, USA 

1997 Frank Stewart : Riffs, Rectangles, and Responses : 25 Years of Photography, Leica Gallery, New York City 


GROUP SHOWS (selection) : 

2009 Sound : Print : Record, University Museums, Newark, Delaware 

2006 Engulfed by Katrina, Photography Before & After the Storm, Nathan Cummings Foundation & NYU Tish School of the Art, NY 

2005 Delta to Delta , Museum of Art and Origins, Harlem, New York 

Carnival, Cummings foundation, New York 

2004 Romare Burden, Schomburg Center, New York 

2003 Saturday Night Sunday Morning, Leica Gallery, New York City 

2000 Harlem : A Group Exhibition, Leica Gallery, New York City 

Jazz Plus, , Kamoinge workshop, UFA Gallery, New York City 

1999 Black New York Photographers of the 20th Century, selections from the Schomburg center Collections, New York City 


MOMA, New York, USA 

Whitney Museum, New York, USA 

George Eastman House, Rochester, New York 

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC 

David C.Driskell Collection, housd at University of Maryland 

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City 

The Studio Museum, Harlem, New York 

Paul Jones Collection, housed at The University of Delaware 

Museum of African Art and Origins ( MoAaO), Harlem, New York 

Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia