Todd Jay Weinstein (born 1951) is a photographer and artist, born in Detroit, Michigan, and who now lives in New York City. He has studied Dick James in Detroit Michigan, after moving to New York City in 1970 Todd started working at the Gaslight folk music club which move to upstairs at Max’s Kansas City. Todd started to assistant to photographers, Mel Dixion, Harvey LLoyd working in image and sound and worked taught with his mentor and teacher Ernst Haas from 1972-1986, working as a freelance photographer since 1973 to present for Audio/Visual presentation for museums, corporate work, as a producers of documentary films has lectured and teaching in the USA and abroad, published many articles, and won several awards and honors, including Artist-in-Residence, Germany for his project “Darkness into light: Re-emergence of Jewish Life in Germany”.
One goal of “Darkness into Light” was to “add insight into the Jewish culture that is moving forward in post-Holocaust Germany.” Mr. Weinstein’s work on that project led to the more abstract “The Thirty-Six Unknown” (cf. Lamed vov-niks). In 1994, Todd Weinstein was invited by the German government to be an artist in residence in Germany. After the photographs from that period were developed, he picked up the many threads of his past experiences and began using the photographs toward a project on the re-emergence of Jewish culture in Germany. Most recently he produced a documentary titled Making Their Mark for the German Consulate General of New York. Focuses on German American heritage celebrating 400 years of Germans coming to America. He is the co founder of http://www.onclicknyc.com and PROSPEKT. Todd retrospective work on Jewish themes titled Light Is My Voice Images, Legends and Abstractions.