Arlene Gottfried

Born in 1950 († 2017) in New York.
She lived and worked in New York.

Arlene Gottfried took her first photographs in 1969 at the legendary Woodstock Festival; capturing unusual and striking moments would become her trademark. Always drawn to the diverse communities she knew while growing up, Gottfried went on to document the vast diversity of New York City. Beginning with Coney Island and Crown Heights, she expanded her radius to the Lower East Side, Spanish Harlem, and then to other regions of the United States.

1970-72 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

Selected Public Collections
Museum Folkwang, Essen
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Musee Arthur Batut, Labruguière
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
The Jewish Museum, New York
The New York Public Library, New York
Maison Valdotaine de La Photographie di Aosta, Aosta