Henry Horenstein

Animalia / Honky Tonk: Two Highly Divergent Series

This is our second show (see video below) of the documentary photography of Henry Horenstein. Animalia is the name of his latest book, which features photographs of terrestrial and aquatic life forms from zoos and aquariums that he has made over the years. Honky Tonk (a book now out of print) shows the people, from common folks to stars, who form much of the country and western culture; this series was made in the 1970s. Both series of incisive imagery are wonderfully creative and humorous, with some of it bordering on the surreal, not just of the animals, but also of the people.

Henry Horenstein (born 1947) is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has authored more than 30 books, been in numerous shows and is included in a number of prominent museum photographic collections.

Since we have shown some of the Animal Kingdom work in an earlier show (on page three), we are featuring the Honky Tonk work below on the first page.


Honky Tonk: Silver gelatin prints, 14 x 14 inches, matted to 24 x 20 inches, editions of 25: $2,540.00 matted
Honky Tonk: Digital prints, 11 x 11 inches, matted to 20 x 16 inches, open editions: $630.00 matted

Animalia: Fuji Crystal Archive prints, 14 x 22 inches, matted to 22 x 30 inches, editions of 35: $2,540.00 matted
Animalia: Fuji Crystal Archive prints, 10 x 15 inches, matted to 16 x 22 inches, open editions: $630.00 matted

(Click your mouse on the images below to enlarge them.)

Henry Horenstein, Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings
Henry Horenstein, Hillbilly Tex
Hillbilly Tex
Henry Horenstein, Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner
Henry Horenstein, Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
Henry Horenstein, Archie Campbell
Archie Campbell
Henry Horenstein, Doc Watson
Doc Watson
Henry Horenstein, Ralph Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Henry Horenstein, Minnie Pearl and Pee Wee King
Minnie Pearl and Pee Wee King
Henry Horenstein, Banjo Pickin' Dog
Banjo Pickin' Dog
Henry Horenstein, Stringbean
Henry Horenstein, Curly Ray Cline
Curly Ray Cline
Henry Horenstein, Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn
Henry Horenstein, Acme Boots Representative
Acme Boots Representative
Henry Horenstein, Bill Monroe
Bill Monroe
Henry Horenstein, Tex Ritter
Tex Ritter
Henry Horenstein, Pitching a Song
Pitching a Song,
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
Henry Horenstein, Lovers
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

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To view more of Henry Horenstein's Honky Tonk work, go to his website at www.honkytonkbook.com.

Here's a 6 minute and 40 second video of the opening. It includes interesting commentary
from Henry Horenstein. The video was made by Don Tremain. This and other videos by him can be found here.