Colin Westerbeck

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Colin Westerbeck is a curator, writer, and teacher of the history of photography.

Before moving to Los Angeles, where he has taught at UCLA and USC, he was curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a regular contributor to publications such as the Los Angeles Times and West Magazine.[1][2][3]



  • Westerbeck, Colin (1992). What's New, Prague. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago. pp. 33 pages. ISBN 0-86559-114-8.
  • Art Institute of Chicago; Ishimoto, Yasuhiro; Isozaki, Arata; Westerbeck, Colin; Fuminori Yokoe. Yasuhiro Ishimoto: A Tale of Two Cities. Chicago, Ill: Art Institute of Chicago. ISBN 0-86559-170-9.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Rossen, Susan F.; Colin L. Westerbeck (Author), Art Institute Of Chicago (Author) (1999). African Americans in art: selections from the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, Ill: The Art Institute of Chicago in association with University of Washington Press. pp. 136 pages. ISBN 0-295-97833-3.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Renaissance jewelry in the Alsdorf Collection. Chicago, Ill: Art Institute of Chicago. 2000. pp. 136 pages. ISBN 0-86559-153-9.
  • Westerbeck, Colin; Meyerowitz, Joel (2001). Bystander: a history of street photography: with a new afterword on street photography since the 1970s. Boston: Bulfinch Press. pp. 440 pages. ISBN 0-8212-2726-2.[7]
  • Westerbeck, Colin; Bey, Dawoud; James Vanderzee; Van Der Zee, James; (Editor) (2004). The James Van Der Zee studio. Chicago, Ill: Art Institute of Chicago. pp. 36 pages. ISBN 0-86559-210-1.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Westerbeck, Colin; Schaffner, Ingrid (2005). Accommodations of Desire. Los Angeles: Curatorial Assistance, Inc. pp. 128 pages. ISBN 0-9707913-2-1.
  • Westerbeck, Colin (2005). Joel Meyerowitz. London: Phaidon Press. pp. 128 pages. ISBN 978-0-7148-4509-8.
  • Wagner, Bruce; Breisch, Kenneth A.; Keller, Judith; Westerbeck, Colin (2006). Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust: J. Paul Getty Museum. pp. 192 pages. ISBN 0-89236-854-3.
  • Westerbeck, Colin (2007). Irving Penn: A Career in Photography. Chicago, Ill: Art Institute of Chicago. pp. 192 pages. ISBN 0-300-12236-5.


  1. ^ Los Angeles Times (2006-01-12). "Los Angeles Times to Launch 'West' Magazine Feb. 5". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 29, 2007.
  2. ^ Hachette Book Group (2007). "Colin Westerbeck biography". Hachette Book Group USA USA. Archived from the original on February 14, 2008. Retrieved September 29, 2007.
  3. ^ Westerbeck, Colin (1997). "Chicago Art Institute pays $185,000 for Douglass portrait.(portrait of Frederick Douglass)". Ebony magazine. Retrieved September 29, 2007.
  4. ^ Y, D. "New Writing On Photography". The Reva & David Logan Foundation. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  5. ^ THORNTON, GENE. "PHOTOGRAPHY VIEW THE MASTERLY STYLE OF MEYEROWITZ". New York Times. Retrieved 27 June 1981. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "J Dudley Johnston Award". Royal Photographic Society. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  7. ^ William Meyers (2007). "Arts & Letters - Winogrand's Scenes From the Street:Photography". The New York Sun. Retrieved September 29, 2007.

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