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Jeffrey Milstein


University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Architecture




AT&T Collection, Dallas, TX

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 County Museum of Art, CA

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT

Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY, New Paltz, NY

Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

Selected Exhibitions

Rarity Gallery Group Show , Greece, 2022

Image and the Photographic Allusion, Oakland University Art Gallery, MI, Jan 14 – April 3, 2022

Focus On Photography, Foster/White Gallery, February 4 – 20, 2021

Kopeikin Gallery at Intersect Aspen, July 22 – Aug. 22, 2020

14th Annual Pollux Awards, FotoNostrum, Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona, March 4 – 29, 2020

Civilization, The Way We Live Now, group exhibition shown at:

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 13, 2019 – Feb. 2, 2020Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China, March 9 – May 19, 2019National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Fall 2018

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, National Galleries of Scotland, June 2, 2018 – January 13, 2019

Becoming Los Angeles, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permanent exhibition opened May 30, 2018

Leaning Out, Benrubi Gallery (solo), 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

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

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

AirCraft: the Jet as Art, Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA, (solo), opening July 28, 2015

Jeffrey Milstein, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, (solo), July 2013

High Art: A Decade of Collecting, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Wash. DC, July 2013 – December 2013

AirCraft: the Jet as Art, Reagan National Airport, Washington D.C., (solo), May – December 2013

AirCraft: the Jet as Art, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, (solo), September 2012

AirCraft: the Jet as Art, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Wash. DC, Nov 2011– Nov 2012

Biennial International Photographic Cultural Festival, Lishui, China, 2011

Beyond Place, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR, (group), December 2009 – March 2010

Looking Up, Ambient Projects, Las Vegas, NV, (group), December 2009 – March 2010

Globetrotting, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY, (group), September – November 2009

Aircraft: The Jet as Art, The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, (solo), August – December 2008

New Typologies, New York Photo Festival, curated by Martin Parr, (group), May 2008

Aircraft: The Jet as Art, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, (solo), February 2008

Aircraft 2, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, (solo), April 2007

Aircraft, ego gallery, Barcelona, Spain, (solo), September - October 2006

Flight Plan, Morgan Lehman Gallery New York, NY, (group), 2006

Aircraft, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, (2 person), 2005

Cuba, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, (solo), 2005

Best of Show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, (group), 2005

New Photography, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland OR, (group), 2005

Work by New Means, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, (group), 2003

Terra, Pietra e Cielo, Comunita di San Leolino, Florence, Italy, (solo) 2001

Color of Light, Klienart/James Art Center Gallery, Woodstock, NY, (solo), 1999

Jeffrey Milstein Photography, Donskoj Gallery, Kingston, NY, (solo), 1997


Creative Communication Award, winner for Orlando Theme Park aerials, 2021

Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2020, 2021

Creative Communication 2020 Award, winner for Paris From the Air, December 2020

Graphis Photography Annual 2021, Silver winner for NOAA Orion P-3 photograph, December 2020

Px3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris, Gold winner in Cityscapes for Paris aerials, September 2020

Creative Quarterly 61, Winner for industry series, winter 2020

Creative Quarterly 60, Winner for Charles de Gaulle series, November 2020

IPA One Shot, Honorable mention, May 2020

Creative Quarterly 59, Runner-up, August 2020

International Photography Awards, May 2020

Communication Arts, April 2020

Applied Arts, 2020 Photography & Illustration Awards, February 2020

Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2019, 2020

14th Annual Pollux Awards, winner in Cityscapes for Paris, exhibition in Barcelona March 2020

Graphis Photography Annual 2020, Gold award winner for Paris, January 2020

Creative Quarterly 58, winner for Orlando series, December 2019

Graphis Photography Annual 2019, Gold award winner for LANY, April 2019

Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2018, 2019

Communication Arts 2018 Photography Annual, Competition Winner for LANY, July/August 2018

Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2017, 2018

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

Creative Quarterly 100 Best of 2016, 2017

One Eyeland Awards, silver award in Fine Art, February 2017

International Photography Awards One-Shot Climate Change, First place winner in Machine Category, February 2017

PDN Object of Desire Still-Life Contest, runner up, July 2016

Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2015, 2016

Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable mention in Fine Art-Landscape category, June 2016

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

2016 PDN Annual Winner, May 2016

Applied Arts Photography AACE Award Winner, April 2016

Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2015, 2016

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

The Decoration and Design building 2015 Stars of Design winner, September 16, 2015

Creative Quarterly, Fall, 2015

Applied Arts Magazine, Photography & Illustration Award winner May-June, 2015

Applied Arts Magazine, Photography & Illustration Award, 2015

Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2014, 2015

Creative Quarterly 38, winner in Professional Photography, December 22, 2014

Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2013, 2014

Communication Arts, July/August 2013, Photography Annual first place prize in the “For Sale” category

PDN Photo Annual, May 2006

PDN Digital Photography Contest, First Place, 2005

Photo Review, Honorable Mention 2005


Paris From The Air, hardcover monograph, Rizzoli Press, April 2021

LANY, hardcover monograph, Thames & Hudson, 2017

Small Dreams: 50 Palm Springs Trailer Homes, hardcover monograph, Schiffer Publishing, 2016

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

The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, Sylvia Wolf, Henry Art Gallery & Prestel Press, 2010

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

Selected Publications

Culturamas,15 October 2021

NY Post, 22 August 2021

GEO Wissen, August 2021

Wall Street Journal, 12-13 June 2021

Caviar Affair, Summer 2021

Mosaic Magazine, May/June 2021

Daily Beast, May 2021

CNN (via Instagram), May 2021

Frommer’s, April 2021

CNN Travel, April 2021

Fotomagazin, April 2021

L’Œil de la Photographie, 17 July 2020

Los Echoes Week-End, 10 July 2020

Harvard Business Review, May-June 2020

BAO Bilbao, April 2020

My French Country Home, March/April 2020

GEO France, March 2020

Fortune, March 2020

L’Oeil de la Photographie, September 2019

Wired, July 2019

Avery Review, April 2019

Media Drum, March 2019

Zoom Magazine, March 2019

The Mirror, 7 February 2019

National Galleries Scotland, January 9, 2019

En Voyage – EVA Air Inflight Magazine, November 2018

The Korea Times, November 2018

Musee, No. 20, August 2018

GEO Germany, April 2018

The PhotoBook Journal, April 22, 2018

Professional Photographer, April 2018

Fotomagazin, February 2018

Lonely Planet, January 2018

R&D, January 2018

Widewalls, January 2018

6sqft, January 2018

L’Oeil de la Photographie, January 4, 2018

Vanity Fair, December 2017

Lensculture, November 3, 2017

Lenscratch, October 21, 2017

AOPA, October 21, 2017

Exit Magazine, July 2017

fotomagazin, June 2017

TIME, April 10, 2017

Curbed LA and Curbed NY, February-March 2017

Bloomberg, February 14, 2017

The Creators Project, December 2, 2016

Travel + Leisure, November 2016

GQ, October 10, 2016

Fortune, September 15, 2016

CNN Connect the World, September & November 2016

Fortune 500, June 2016

The New York Times, 16 April 2016

TIME, February 2016

Popular Photography, February 2016


Focus, October 2015

Times of India: Home & Design Trends, 2015

Foto Magazin special edition, 2015

GQ Magazine South Africa, June, 2015

Foto Magazin, April 4, 2015

EXIT Magazine, 2015

GQ Magazine, March 2015

Harper’s Magazine, February 2015

Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2015

Times Herald-Record, December 27, 2014

TIME Magazine, November 24, 2014

The New York Times, November 14, 2014

Conde Nast Traveller, Cruise Guide, November 2014

Realitaten Magazin, Fall/Winter 2014

Huffington Post, August 18, 2014

Harvard Design Magazine, 2014

Conde Naste Traveler, August 12, 2014

It’s in the air, Thema Luft, Dummy Verlag, 2014

Fortune, March 17, 2014

Io Donna, December 14, 2013

Be Blue Air, October-November, 2013

Chinese Photography, October, 2013

TIME Magazine, September 9, 2013

fotoMAGAZIN, September 2013

TIME Magazine, July 22, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2013

Slate, May 14, 2013

Daily Mail, May 5 and 15, 2013

Los Angeles Times Arts & Culture, April 27, 2013

Issues in Science and Technology, Cover, Summer 2011

Idiographic, Issue One, Summer 2011

German GQ, March 2011


BRIGHT Magazine, cover, June 2010

LIBÉRATION, May 19, 2010

Chronogram Magazine, April 2010

Elle Décor, March 2010

Working Class Magazine, interview by Marcel Dagenais, March 2010

Esquire, September 2009

Photo Review, cover, fall 2009

Vision Magazine, June 2008

Wired Magazine, December 2008

Die Zeit Magazine, cover, January 2008

Creative Review, June 2007

Men’s Vogue, April 2007

Smithsonian Air And Space Magazine, September 2007

Eyemazing, 10 page portfolio, May 2007

LIBÉRATION, March 2007

Esquire Russia, March 2007

European Photography, eight page portfolio, October 2006

Los Angeles Times, December 22, 2005

Pq / Photography quarterly magazine, issue #92, 2005

American Photography 21, 2005

Graphis PhotoAnnual, 2005

photomagazin, cover and six pages, June 2004

Selected Lectures

Eyes In the Air: Mishka Henner, David Maisel and Jeffrey Milstein, presentation and panel discussion, Photo London, 16 May 2019

Meet the Photographer & LANY Book Signing, Foto Care, NYC, 8 November 2018

AirCraft: The Jet As Art, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas, 2008

AirCraft: The Jet As Art, NY Photo Festival, 2008



Jeffrey Milstein is a photographer, architect and pilot. His photographs have been
exhibited and collected throughout the world, and have been featured in
international publications including The New York Times, Time, Esquire, Fortune
(cover), Bloomberg, Harpers, Vanity Fair, GEO, GQ, Paris Match, fotoMAGAZIN
(cover), Liberation, Die Zeit Magazine (cover) Graphis, San Francisco Chronicle
(cover), and Los Angeles Times.
He has won numerous awards, including Graphis Gold Awards, and has been
featured on CNN and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. His work is in the
collections of museums including The Scottish National Galleries, LACMA, George
Eastman House, Musée de l'Elysée, Portland Art Museum, Akron Art Museum, and
the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where he had a year long solo
show. His books include Paris From the Air, Rizzoli, LA NY, Thames and Hudson,
Aircraft the Jet as Art, Abrams, Cuba, Monacelli, and Small Dreams, Schffer. He is
represented by Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, Benrubi Gallery in New York, Robert
Klein Gallery in Boston, Bau-Xi Gallery in Canada, Messums Gallery in UK, and
ARTITLEDcontemporary in Europe. He lives in Woodstock New York.

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Milstein’s first acclaimed photographic series was Aircraft the Jet as Art. A
typological series of perfectly framed shots of aircraft just before landing. The work
was published by Abrams as AirCraft the Jet as Art, in 2005. Two printings sold out
and it is now a collectible. The work was featured in museum shows in Denmark and
Scottland, as well as solo shows at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Kansas, and a
year-long solo show at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. The
work has received numerous awards and been published and collected worldwide.
In 2022 some of the photographs will become part of a permanent exhibit on display
in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, on the mall.


Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Scottish National Gallery

Cruise Ships

The second series was cruise ships photographed in perfect symmetry from a
helicopter. This award-winning work has been widely published and is featured in
the still traveling FEP show CIVILIZATION: the Way We Live Now. The cruise ship
series was followed up by a small leisure boat typology


Caribbean Princess


In addition to the aircraft and aerial work, Milstein has traveled to Cuba 6 times
beginning in 2004, and his Cuba photography was published in 2010 as CUBA,
Jffrey Milstein, Monicelli press. The work was featured on CNN.


Santiago Cuba

Havana Cuba


Beginning in 2012, (before drones were flying) Milstein began photographing cities,
including airports, public places, amusement parks, and container ports, from small
planes and helicopters. In 2014, the New York Times published his airports in the
story “What the Birds See”. Influenced by his architectural background, he shot
much of his aerial work in a straight-down style of shooting. This is a style he
became known for, and his innovative work was acknowledged with four pages in
the 2019 book FROM ABOVE: The Story of Aerial Photography, a beautiful book of
photographs documenting important moments in the history of aerial photography
from the first aerial photograph taken from a balloon to the present day


Statue of Liberty


Book cover of LA NY, midtown Manhattan

Port of New York and New Jersey

In 2007 Thames and Hudson published his aerial photographs of Los Angeles and
New York in the book LA NY. The aerials have won numerous awards including
Graphis Gold Awards, Communication Arts Awards, and have been published and
exhibited world-wide, including a feature on the CBS Evening news with Scott Pelly.


In 2017 a large photographic show, CIVILIZATION: The Way We Live Now, featuring
a select group of photographers from around the world, curated by FEP under the
direction of William Ewing and Holly Roussell, opened at the Soul Museum of
Modern Art. The show which features Milstein’s photographs, also features his
photograph of Newark International Airport on the cover of the catalog. The show
has been traveling the world, and will be in Italy this fall


Newark Airport on the cover of the catalog

Paris From the Air

In 2019, Milstein received a very rarely given permission to photograph directly over
Paris and Versailles from a helicopter. The work was published by Rizzoli April 2021,
as Paris From the Air. The work and book (now in its third printing), have won many
awards. A solo show of the Paris work was shown at Benrubi Gallery in 2021.


Paris From the Air Book cover

Arc de Triomphe


Paris Opera: Palais Garnie

Place des Vosges

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