Stephen Paternite (American b. 1952)
“Goodyear Airship Hanger” Akron, Ohio
Digital Infrared Photograph
Signed: Lower Right
7″ x 10″ Image size
8″ x 10½” Sight size
18¼” x 21″ Framed size
Stephen received his initial art training in photography and sculpture from Cooper School of Art, Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1970’s. In 1978, he began experimenting with black-and-white & color infrared photography. In 2010, Paternite rekindled his passion for infrared photography and is now working exclusively with digital infrared photography.
In 1974, he was the recipient of an “Artists Fellowship Award” from the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D. C., and in 1988, he was the recipient of an “Individual Artists Fellowship” from the Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio.
Since he began his professional art career in 1973, Paternite has exhibited artwork in over 185 group exhibitions, and has mounted 21 solo exhibitions throughout the world. With inclusion in both The Forward Thinking Museum’s and British Royal Photographic Society’s infrared photography centennial exhibits in 2010 — alongside Weegee, Elliot Landy and others.