Selected as a member of the late photographer Richard Avedon’s first master class held at his studio from February 28th until April 26th 1967. His partner was the late Marvin Israel, art director, photographer, designer, former director of Seventeen, Harper’s Bazaar and Atlantic Records. Participants were assigned weekly projects critiqued by other workshop memebers, Avedon, Israel and various weekly visitors. These included photographers Hiro, Diane Arbus, Gary Winograd, Lee Frielander, Danny Lyon, Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, and John Szarkowski; Director of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art (1962-1991.) This workshop was modeled after Alexey Brodovitche’s Design Lab which was started in 1933 at Philadelphia’s Museum of Industrial Art.
Steve Banks photography included in permanent collections:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Jimi Hendrix Museum