Caleb Stein (b. 1994, London) graduated from Vassar College in 2017 with a degree in art history. His work explores community and the dynamic, energetic interactions that occur within it. ‘Down by the Hudson’ (2016-19) is an intimate look at Poughkeepsie, a small town where Stein lived and studied for five years. This was where he met his wife and fell in love. The series shows the town’s struggles and beauties with care and tenderness. It examines the ways people share and create Edenic, utopian spaces, in spite of their differences, and in spite of this tense political moment.


2019, Red Hook Labs New Artists III, Red Hook Labs, NY

2019, The Print Space, Palm* Photo Prize, Photo London 2019 (Judges include David Campany, Sarah Allen, Karen McQuaid)

2017, D.C. Book Fair, (curated by photographer Noah Scialom)

2015, Black Box Gallery, Portland

2015, Lucie Foundation Month of Photography (MOPLA), Los Angeles


2019, Labs New Artist III

2019, Shortlisted, Palm* Photo Prize

2018, Selected, American Photography 35

2018, Winner, Gomma Grant

2018, Shortlisted, Life Framer’s ‘Open Call’ (Juror, Martin Parr)

2017, Runner-up, Burn Emerging Photographer Fund

2017, Nominee, Photogrvphy Grant

2017, Shortlisted, Lucie Foundation Grant

2015, Shortlisted, Lucie Foundation Grant for Emerging Artists


‘Down by the Hudson’, Sophie Wright, LensCulture, September, 2019

‘Down by the Hudson’, Alex Kahl, WePresent, August, 2019

‘Down by the Hudson’, Art on a Postcard, July, 2019

‘Down by the Hudson’, C41, July, 2019

‘Down by the Hudson’, Rebecca Irvin, It’s Nice That, June, 2019

‘Down by the Hudson’, Leica Fotografie International Magazine, June, 2019

‘Down by the Hudson’, Palm*, May, 2019

‘Down by the Hudson’, Kayla Story, Ain’t Bad Magazine, January, 2019

‘Through the Lens: Caleb Stein’, US of A Magazine, Emily Freedman, January, 2019

‘The Watering Hole’, The Heavy Collective, September, 2018

'The Continuing Story of Life on Earth', Ray Potes, Hamburger Eyes, Issue No. 34, July, 2018

Photobook Vol.2, Fish Eye, June, 2018

'Portfolio: 'Down by the Hudson', Nicolò Piuzzi, W U Magazine, Issue No. 85, February, 2018

'La Part Obscure d'Hudson', Anaïs Viand, Fish Eye Magazine, January, 2018

'The Continuing Story of Life of Earth', Ray Potes, Hamburger Eyes, Issue No. 31, January, 2018

'Down by the Hudson', Aline Smithson, Lenscratch, December, 2017

'Tragic, Heartfelt Photos From the Streets of Poughkeepsie', Ellyn Kail, Feature Shoot, December 2017

'Down by the Hudson',, November, 2017

Down by the Hudson, GUP Magazine, November, 2017

Down by the Hudson, Trip Magazine, November, 2017

'Capturing Love and Loss on the Streets of Poughkeepsie', Huck Magazine, November, 2017

'Down by the Hudson', BURN Magazine, September, 2017

'Down by the Hudson', Q&A with The Heavy Collective, August, 2017

'The Continuing Story of Life on Earth', Ray Potes, Hamburger Eyes, Issue No. 28, August, 2017

Family, Editor's Pick on LensCulture, 2016


BA in Art History, Vassar College, 2017

Studio Assistant, Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden, 2015-18

Intern, Christie's Auction House NY, Photography Department, 2014