Through the Eyes of Others: Photographs of India
Steven Jay Fisher
Steven Jay Fisher Steven Jay Fisher

Artist's Statement
In November 2005, I was invited by a colleague to attend her wedding in India. The prospect of visiting Chandigarh, the city master-planned by Le Corbusier, whose body of work was a significant component of my architectural education, was too tempting to pass up. During my travel there, and to Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, I took many photographs, using a hand-held digital camera. The sounds, smells and tastes of that varied culture were not possible for me to record. However, the wonderful color, light and gesture of the scenes there were all-embracing and could be readily documented. The photographs included in the "Through the Eyes of Others: Photographs of India" exhibition are from a series of images entitled Made in India and attempt to convey the Indian culture as seen through the eyes of an American architect.

Steve Fisher has always enjoyed an interest in photography. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Cooper Union and a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University and has worked in NYC architectural firms as Associate in Edward Larrabee Barnes/John M. Y. Lee; Associate at John M.Y. Lee/Michael Timchula Associates; and Associate Partner at Davis Brody Bond. Retired, and living with his family in New York City, he continues his pursuit of photography, writing and travel.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Over thirty years experience practicing architecture Managed large, complex projects in New York and elsewhere for corporate and institutional clients for a variety of building types, such as high-rise office buildings, libraries, research facilities, and a performing arts center, including:

    • EMPAC performing arts center with 1,200-seat concert hall at RPI, Troy, NY
    • Addition and alteration of the landmark Harvard Club of New York
    • 100,000 sq. ft. addition to the Mann Library at Cornell University
    • 52-story Equitable Life Assurance Society Headquarters tower in New York City
    • Space Dynamics Laboratory for NASA at Utah State University in Logan, UT

  • Mentored designers and architects in project management.

  • Guest architecture critic
    • New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan and Westbury
    • Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in Cambridge
    • University of Virginia in Charlottesville

Professional Experience 2000 - 2006 Davis Brody Bond, LLP
New York, NY - named Associate Partner in 2004
  1994 - 2000 John M. Y. Lee/Michael Timchula Architects
New York, NY - Associate
  1978 - 1993 Edward Larrabee Barnes/John M. Y. Lee, P.C.
New York, NY - named Associate in 1988
  1977 Carl Berger and Associates
New York, NY - Designer
  1975 - 1977 Irv Weiner, Architect
Atlanta, GA - Designer/Construction Supervisor
  1972 - 1974 Michael Wurmfeld, Architect
New York, NY - Summer Intern
Education Harvard University Master in Architecture
  The Cooper Union Bachelor of Architecture
Professional Registration Architect, 1978 Current registration in New York
Related Interests    
  • Cultivated an interest in photography as a student working summers in Walter Gill's photography studio and lab in Queens, NY.
  • Received a formal introduction to photography with Gene Tulchin and Jay Maisel while attending architecture school at Cooper Union.
  • Pursued photography while practicing as an architect, living in New York City.
  • Provided photographic services to architectural offices and exhibited own work.
  • Amassed a body of work over a thirty-five year period, using hand-held 35mm or digital point-and-shoot cameras
  • Wrote numerous stories, several incorporating photographic images.
  • Traveled to China, India, Europe, including Finland, Russia, Italy, and France
Photography Exhibits 5 May 2005 Favorite Snaps 05.05.05 @ 5 -
Photography Exhibit by Steve Fisher

Individual show
Davis Brody Bond, LLP, NY
  27 Oct 1995 Steve Fisher - Photographs
Individual show
John M.Y. Lee/Michael Timchula Architects, NY
  6 - 16 Sep 1983 The Young Alumni Manila Envelope Show
Group show
The Houghton Gallery of the Cooper Union, NY
  2007 Favorite Snaps – Photographs with text
  1997 When in France
  1995 I Heard That

‘Curtain Wall Panels, Ballet, and Agnes De Mille’
Jun/Jul issue of SEF Magazine

  1993 Short Sicilian Tales
  1993 Fisher Tales
  1989 Travels with Koala – Photographs with text
  1988 Summer’s Tale
  1986 Andrew’s Book of ‘Quotations’ – Photographs with text
  1985 Giorgio Giraffe’s Bowtie – written and illustrated
  1983 The Flying Candy Store – written and illustrated
  1978 Maspeth: The Place of the Future
References Furnished upon request

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