From Peggy Roalf’s story for Design Arts Daily:
Henry Horenstein has probably taught more photographers and snapshooters than any other person working today (or at any time, for that matter), between his classes at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and his “basic manuals” on Black & White and Digital Photography. When he was a student at RISD, the advice given him by his teacher, Harry Callahan, was to photograph people and places that he was naturally drawn to.
Henry was raised on country music and was a regular at country venues, called ‘honky tonks,’ around Boston. So he began to make pictures in these lively establishments, capturing images of music performances, dancing and a touch of debauchery. Even if he got lousy pictures, Callahan told him, he was sure to have a good time.