Second Place: Jefferey Milstein 'Barry Koffler'
N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Second Place: Jefferey Milstein 'Barry Koffler' (Click on image for larger view)
BARRY KOFFLER by Jeffrey Milstein
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Fran Forman says, "Jefferey Milstein’s Barry Koffler is a beautiful portrait of a man and his rooster There’s a similarity between them, in terms of texture, color, and light. (And the man’s pipe could even suggest the bird’s comb). Behind the man are cartoons and drawings of animals, mostly chickens. Does Barry Koffler raise chickens? Their relationship is unclear in this image. His holding of the bird makes no suggestion of their relationship. But the relationship is nevertheless an obvious one."

Jeffrey Milstein says, "The natural world is encountered in our relationships to other beings, both animal and human; and through the geography of places we inhabit."

Woodstock, NY-based Jeffrey Milstein was born in the Bronx in 1944. He received a degree in architecture from UC Berkley in 1968, and practiced as an architect  before turning to photography in 2000. 

Milstein earned his pilots license at 17, and his passion for flight led to his well known typology of aircraft photographed from below while landing. In 2007. The work was presented in a solo show at the Ulrich Museum of Art in 2008, in a year long solo show at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 2012. In 2016 it was on display at the Brandts Museum in Odense, Denmark.

In recent years Milstein has reversed the direction of the camera creating award winning unique aerial images of man-made landscapes that are iconic and emblematic of the modern world.

His photographs have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and Europe, and are represented by Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, Benrubi Gallery in NYC, Bau-Xi Gallery in Canada, and ARTITLEDcontemporary in Europe. His photographs have been published in New York Times, LA Times, Esquire, Fortune, Time, Harper’s, GQ, European Photography, American Photo, Eyemazing, Die Ziet, Wired, PDN, Esquire, Conde Naste Traveler, and featured on the CBS evening news with Scott Pelly. Abrams published Milstein’s aircraft work as a monograph in 2007, and Monacelli published his extensive body of work from Cuba as a monograph in 2010.

His work has been collected by museums including LACMA, the Smithsonian Museum, the George Eastman House, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Akron Art Museum. 


Leaning Out, Benrubi Gallery, January 25-March 17, 2018

Jeffrey Milstein, Gilman Contemporary Gallery, December 15, 2017-January 26, 2018

Land and Lens, Middlebury College, October 4-December 15, 2017

LANY, Bau-Xi Photo Gallery, December 2-16, 2017

LANY Kopeikin Gallery, LA, (Solo), October 28-December 23, 2017

Shifting Perspectives, Brooklyn Historical Society, May 19 – September 10, 2017

The Dream of Flying, Brandts Museum of Photographic Art, Odense, Denmark, March 18, 2016 – September 4, 2016

LA NY, Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY (solo), July 9, 2015 – August 22, 2015

Into the Air, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, (solo), July 18, 2015 – August 22, 2015


Lensculture, November 3, 2017

Texas Photographic Society, first place winner in Drone & Aerial Photography, 2017

Lenscratch, October 21, 2017

AOPA, October 21, 2017

Exit Magazine, July 2017

fotomagazin, June 2017

Creative Quarterly 100 Best of 2016, 2017

TIME, April 10, 2017

Bloomberg, February 14, 2016

Travel + Leisure, November 2016

GQ, October 10, 2016

Fortune, September 15, 2016

CNN Connect the World, September & November 2016

Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2015, 2016

Fortune 500, June 2016

Communication Arts 2016 Photography Annual, Competition Winner, July/August 2016

TIME, February 2016

Popular Photography, February 2016

Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2015, 2016

International Photography Awards, First place in Architecture-Cityscapes, October 2015


LANY, Thames and Hudson, 2017

Cuba: Photographs by Jeffrey Milstein, hardcover monograph, Monacelli Press, April 2010

AirCraft: The Jet as Art, hardcover monograph, Abrams, May 2007


AT&T Collection

Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

Bank of America Collection

Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

LACMA, Los Angeles, CA