About the artist

Louis Stettner was an American photographer best known for his poignant black and white images of New York City and Paris. Stettner’s photographs often focus on the beauty and resilience of everyday life, portraying the struggles and triumphs of working-class people. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums worldwide, and his images continue to inspire and captivate audiences today.


Stettner’s black and white photographs are renowned for their rich tonality, strong composition and emotional depth. He had a keen eye for capturing human emotion and his images often convey a sense of loneliness, resilience and struggle. Stettner’s photography is a powerful testament to the lives of everyday people and a celebration of the vitality and diversity of the cities he called home.