Dmitri Kasterine: People & Places, 1955-2011


NEWBURGH: Portrait of a City
by Dmitri Kasterine

Book Now Available

at Ann Street Gallery
104 Ann Street, Newburgh

*books will be available for purchase $35 each at the Ann Street Gallery through the end of the exhibition, September 30.


The Ann Street Gallery’s new exhibition presents the work of renown photographer Dmitri Kasterine with an Artist Reception on Saturday, August 4, from 6-9 pm. Inside the Ann Street Gallery the People and Places 1955-2011 exhibition opens, along with Kasterine’s not to be missed, outdoor mural size photographic installation Newburgh: Portrait of a City series.

Since the early 1960s, Kasterine has photographed some of the most eminent cultural figures of the twentieth century. Featured in the ASG exhibit are studies of Samuel Beckett, Francis Bacon, Stanley Kubrick and David Hockney. Selections of these portraits (also in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery) plus 40 other notables will be on view in the main gallery.

The son of a White Russian army officer and his British wife, Dmitri Kasterine was born in London in 1932. Following early careers as a wine salesman, Lloyd’s broker, racing driver and pilot, Kasterine’s photographic career began in 1961 when his work began appearing in the leading publications of the time, including Queen magazine. He began a long association with film director Stanley Kubrick in 1964, when he began shooting stills on his film Dr Strangelove and later era-defining projects, A Clockwork Orange (1968) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1971). In the 1970s and 1980s Kasterine was commissioned to take portraits for magazines including the Daily Telegraph Magazine, Harpers & Queen and a variety of his work was published in The Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, and The New York Times. In 1986, he left Britain to move to the United States. In addition to his professional career, Kasterine has produced important personal photographic surveys including England and the English (1981). Presently, Kasterine is working on his book Newburgh: Portrait of a City scheduled to be published by Norton in fall with a book signing in the Ann Street Gallery on September 8, 2012.

In conjunction with the ASG People and Places 1955-2011 indoor exhibition, on Saturday, August 4th from 12-6 pm, Safe Harbors of the Hudson will be hosting their annual Ann Street Market. The Ann Street Market brings fresh local food, art and music to the Newburgh community each year. This festival features a flea market, fresh flowers, antiques, arts and crafts, food vendors, fun activities for children and live music throughout the day. You won’t want to miss these events which are free and open to the public!

People and Places 1955-2011 is on view through Saturday, September 30, 2012 (*date  has been extended) and Newburgh: Portrait of a City outdoor mural installation will be up through November 2012. This project is made possible, in part, with funds from Orange County Tourism and the County of Orange.

The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh, and hours are Wednesday and Thursday 9 am-5 pm, and Friday through Saturday 11 am-5 pm.

For more information regarding People and Places 1955-2011 and the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146,

Read coverage on Dmitri Kasterine in the latest issue of Chronogram magazine, click here

NPR has just published a feature on Dmitri Katerine entitled An Octogenarian’s Opus: A Portrait Of Newburgh, N.Y. click here to read the complete story.

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