Photographer Steve Rosenthal donates collection

Mar 20, 2020

Steve and Kit Rosenthal recently donated the Steve Rosenthal Collection of Commissioned Work to Historic New England

Boston City Hall by Steve Rosenthal

For more than thirty years, architectural photographer Steve Rosenthal has created beautiful images of buildings with his camera. His photographs serve as both an artistic achievement and a documentary record. His clients include architects, building owners, and developers who seek him out to photograph some of the most iconic New England buildings.

Rosenthal’s work illustrates hundreds of books, periodicals, and newspapers. The collection includes negatives, transparencies, digital files, prints, publications, and oral histories. It will be a valuable resource for historians, architects, architectural historians, and the public.

“We are honored that Steve and Kit selected us to be the long-term stewards of their archive,” said Senior Curator of Library and Archives Lorna Condon. “The Rosenthal gift complements Historic New England’s photographic collection of 450,000 images documenting the cultural and architectural history of the region. Rosenthal’s work will be cared for alongside the work of other prominent nineteenth and twentieth-century photographers in New England.”

Other work with Historic New England

Previously, Rosenthal worked with Historic New England on White on White: Churches of Rural New England, an exhibition that traveled throughout New England and featured forty of his photographs of quintessential New England churches.