Al Pacino, by Lonnie Schlein

LONNIE SCHLEIN, NYT Photographer and Editor

with the collaboration of the painter ALEXANDER LEE

For over 35 years, Lonnie Schlein worked as photo-editor for The New York Times while simultaneously pursuing his own career as a photographer. In 2001, he was assigned to handle all photography documenting the Sept. 11 attacks on The United States for the paper’s special section, “A Nation Challenged,” which won the Pulitzer Prize. He also edited The Times’ photo book, “A Nation Challenged,” which remained on the best-seller list for several months.
While at The New York Times, Mr. Schlein served as Foreign Picture Editor and was in charge of photo coverage during the fall of Gorbachev and other major world events; he served as National Picture Editor during both the Clinton and Bush Administrations and spent much time in Washington directing coverage of three Presidential Elections, Inaugurations, and the Impeachment process. He has also served in the Metro, and Arts sections, as well as the Travel section where he assigned stories to photographers all over the world.
In 2010, he left the paper to devote himself full-time to freelance photography. Up till 2018, he worked with UBELONG, an international volunteer organization that brings photojournalists around the world to document some of the world’s worst modern-day atrocities. Today he is the official photographer and jury member for the London biennale as well as for the Chianciano biennale, Tuscany .
Alexander Lee,  Stockholm based painter from Australia, will collaborate to the photo exhibit with some of his newest paintings created exclusively for this very event.