Woodstock, NY based photographer, architect and pilot Jeffrey Milstein was born in the Bronx has had a love for aircraft since childhood.

Jeffrey was born in 1944 and he lives and works in New York, U.S.A.

Biography
Woodstock, NY based photographer, architect and pilot Jeffrey Milstein was born in the Bronx has had a love for aircraft since childhood. After graduating in 1968 in Architecture from the University of CA, Berkeley, he practiced as an architect before turning to photography in 2000. Milstein earned his pilot’s license at 17 and his passion for flight led to his well known typology of aircraft photographed from below while landing. He is known for his aerial shots of cities, as well as his photos of aircraft mid-flight. 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. The National History Museum of Los Angeles County opened a permanent installation in 2017 which included a large-scale reproduction of Milstein’s aerial photograph of Beverly Hills. His aerial photograph of Newark Airport is a cover image for the catalog accompanying the traveling FEP exhibition Civilization, The Way We Live Now. Abrams published Milstein’s aircraft work as a monograph in 2007, Monacelli published his extensive body of work from Cuba as a monograph in 2010 and Thames and Hudson published LA NY, a collection of aerial photographs of LA and NY in 2017. 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.

Education
University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Architecture

Solo exhibitions
2017 LANY Kopeikin Gallery, LA, U.S.A.
2015 LANY, Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A. and Kopeikin Gallery, LA, U.S.A.
2015 Into the Air, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
2015 AirCraft: the Jet as Art, Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.
2013 Jeffrey Milstein, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2013 AirCraft: the Jet as Art, Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
2012 AirCraft: the Jet as Art, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Aircraft: The Jet as Art, The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, U.S.A.
2008 Aircraft: The Jet as Art, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2007 Aircraft 2, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
2006 Aircraft, ego gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2005 Cuba, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, Canada
2001 Terra, Pietra e Cielo, Comunita di San Leolino, Florence, Italy
1999 Color of Light, Klienart/James Art Center Gallery, Woodstock, NY, U.S.A.

Group exhibitions
2019 Civilization, The Way We Live Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
2019 Civilization, The Way We Live Now, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China
2019 Civilization, The Way We Live Now, National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, South
Korea
2019 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, National Galleries of Scotland
2018 Becoming Los Angeles, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permanent exhibition
2018 Leaning Out, Benrubi Gallery, NY, U.S.A.
2018 Jeffrey Milstein, Gilman Contemporary Gallery, Ketchum, ID, U.S.A.
2017 Land and Lens, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, U.S.A.
2017 LANY, Bau-Xi Photo Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2017 Shifting Perspectives, Brooklyn Historical Society, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2016 The Dream of Flying, Brandts Museum of Photographic Art, Odense, Denmark
2013 High Art: A Decade of Collecting, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington,
DC, U.S.A.
2012 AirCraft: the Jet as Art, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
2011 Biennial International Photographic Cultural Festival, Lishui, China
2010 Beyond Place, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR, U.S.A.
2010 Looking Up, Ambient Projects, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.
2009 Globetrotting, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2008 New Typologies, New York Photo Festival, curated by Martin Parr, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2006 Flight Plan, Morgan Lehman Gallery New York, NY, U.S.A.
2005 Aircraft, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
2005 Best of Show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
2005 New Photography, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, U.S.A.
2003 Work by New Means, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, U.S.A.
1997 Jeffrey Milstein Photography, Donskoj Gallery, Kingston, NY, U.S.A.

Awards
2020 Applied Arts, 2020 Photography & Illustration Awards
2020 Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2019
2020 14th Annual Pollux Awards, winner in Cityscapes for Paris, exhibition in Barcelona
2020 Graphis Photography Annual 2020, Gold award winner for Paris
2019 Creative Quarterly 58, winner for Orlando series
2019 Graphis Photography Annual 2019, Gold award winner for LANY
2019 Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2018
2018 Communication Arts 2018 Photography Annual, Competition Winner for LANY
2018 Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2017
2017 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
2017 International Photography Awards One-Shot Climate Change, First place winner in Machine
Category
2016 PDN Object of Desire Still-Life Contest, runner up
2016 Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2015
2016 Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable mention in Fine Art-Landscape category
2016 Communication Arts 2016 Photography Annual, Competition Winner
2016 PDN Annual Winner
2016 Applied Arts Photography AACE Award Winner
2016 Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2015
2015 International Photography Awards, First place in Architecture – Cityscapes
2015 The Decoration and Design building 2015 Stars of Design winner
2015 Creative Quarterly, Fall
2015 Applied Arts Magazine, Photography & Illustration Award winner
2015 Applied Arts Magazine, Photography & Illustration Award
2015 Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2014
2014 Creative Quarterly 38, winner in Professional Photography
2014 Creative Quarterly, 100 Best of 2013
2013 Communication Arts, Photography Annual first place prize in the For Sale category
2006 PDN Photo Annual
2005 PDN Digital Photography Contest, First Place
2005 Photo Review, Honorable Mention

Publications
2020 BAO Bilbao
2020 My French Country Home
2020 GEO France
2020 Fortune
2019 L’Oeil de la Photographie
2019 Wired
2019 Avery Review
2019 Media Drum
2019 Zoom Magazine
2019 The Mirror
2019 National Galleries Scotland
2018 En Voyage – EVA Air Inflight Magazine
2018 The Korea Times
2018 Musee, No. 20
2018 GEO Germany
2018 The PhotoBook Journal
2018 Professional Photographer
2018 Fotomagazin
2018 Lonely Planet
2018 R&D
2018 Widewalls
2018 6sqft
2018 L’Oeil de la Photographie
2017 Lensculture
2017 Lenscratch
2017 AOPA
2017 Exit Magazine
2017 fotomagazin
2017 TIME
2017 Curbed LA and Curbed NY
2017 Bloomberg
2016 The Creators Project
2016 Travel + Leisure
2016 GQ
2016 Fortune
2016 CNN Connect the World
2016 Fortune 500
2016 The New York Times
2016 TIME
2016 Popular Photography
2015 INTERSECTION
2015 Focus
2015 Times of India: Home & Design Trends
2015 Foto Magazin special edition
2015 GQ Magazine South Africa
2015 fotoMAGAZIN
2015 EXIT Magazine
2015 GQ Magazine
2015 Harper’s Magazine
2015 Los Angeles Times
2014 Times Herald-Record
2014 TIME Magazine
2014 The New York Times
2014 Conde Nast Traveller
2014 Realitaten Magazin
2014 Huffington Post
2014 Harvard Design Magazine
2014 Conde Naste Traveler
2014 It’s in the air, Thema Luft, Dummy Verlag
2014 Fortune
2013 Io Donna
2013 Be Blue Air
2013 Chinese Photography
2013 TIME Magazine
2013 fotoMAGAZIN
2013 TIME Magazine
2013 San Francisco Chronicle
2013 Slate
2013 Daily Mail
2013 Los Angeles Times Arts & Culture
2011 Issues in Science and Technology, Cover
2011 Idiographic, Issue One
2011 German GQ
2010 KILIMANJARO MAGAZINE
2010 BRIGHT Magazine, cover
2010 LIBÉRATION
2010 Chronogram Magazine
2010 Elle Décor
2010 Working Class Magazine, interview by Marcel Dagenais
2009 Esquire
2009 Photo Review, cover
2008 Vision Magazine
2008 Wired Magazine
2008 Die Zeit Magazine, cover
2007 Creative Review
2007 Men’s Vogue
2007 Smithsonian Air And Space Magazine
2007 Eyemazing, 10 page portfolio
2007 LIBÉRATION
2007 Esquire Russia
2006 European Photography, eight page portfolio
2005 Los Angeles Times
2005 Pq / Photography quarterly magazine, issue #92
2005 American Photography 21
2005 Graphis PhotoAnnual
2004 photomagazin, cover and six pages

Books
2017 LANY, hardcover monograph, Thames & Hudson
2016 Small Dreams: 50 Palm Springs Trailer Homes, hardcover monograph, Schiffer Publishing
2010 Cuba: Photographs by Jeffrey Milstein, hardcover monograph, Monacelli Press
2010 The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, Sylvia Wolf, Henry Art Gallery &
Prestel Press
2007 AirCraft: The Jet as Art, hardcover monograph, Abrams

Collections
AT&T Collection, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, U.S.A.
Bank of America Collection, U.S.A.
Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY, U.S.A.
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, U.S.A.
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, U.S.A.
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT, U.S.A.
Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, U.S.A.
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, U.S.A.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY, New Paltz, NY, U.S.A.
Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, U.S.A.
The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, U.S.A.

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