ARTIST SERIES

Amy Stein, Untitled (Spiderman)
Untitled (Spiderman)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Hulk)
Untitled (Hulk)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Frog)
Untitled (Frog)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Snow White)
Untitled (Snow White and Sister)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Powerpuff Girls)
Untitled (Powerpuff Girls)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Purple Skull)
Untitled (Purple Skull)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Witch and Cowboy)
Untitled (Witch and Cowboy)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Ghoul)
Untitled (Ghoul)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Skull and Crossbones)
Untitled (Skull and Crossbones)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Zombie)
Untitled (Zombie)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Red Queen)
Untitled (Red Queen)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Witches)
Untitled (Witches)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Princess)
Untitled (Princess)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Dog)
Untitled (Dog)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Mask)
Untitled (Mask)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Tinkerbell)
Untitled (Tinkerbell)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Vampire)
Untitled (Vampire)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Little Witch)
Untitled (Little Witch)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Red Devil)
Untitled (Red Devil)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Angel)
Untitled (Angel)
Amy Stein, Untitled (Flag Girl)
Untitled (Flag Girl)

“In October of 2003, my husband and I moved to New York and found an apartment on 112th Street in East Harlem. That Halloween, I decided to take my camera out and capture the colorful stroll of kids taking part in the same holiday activity happening in every small town, suburb and city in America.

“In Harlem, children dress up as witches, fairies and their favorite comic book heroes, but they don’t go door-to-door asking their neighbors for treats. Instead, they walk up and down Lexington and 2nd Ave collecting candy from the many liquor marts, dollar stores, beauty shops and bodegas. It is a ritual that is at once completely familiar and yet wholly unique to this culturally vital and rapidly gentrifying area of Manhattan.

Halloween in Harlem is an ongoing project largely inspired by the work of Helen Levitt.”

– – Amy Stein

Work by Amy Stein