Our dear friend and colleague, Steve Reinstein, passed away after a brief illness on February 19, 2017. PAC·LA is at work to establish a fund in Steve’s honor to provide financial resources to an artist working in the medium of fine art photography. Steve was a passionate advocate for the art of photography, and was touched when he was informed of our intention to support new work in his name.
We are now accepting donations for those who wish to honor Steve in this way.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in any amount below. We appreciate your support and look forward to making a difference in the life of an artist. We will announce additional details in the coming weeks.
Steve was a founding board member of PAC·LA and served an invaluable role in promoting our organization's mission to support fine art photography. He was instrumental in shepherding two important grants for upcoming exhibitions at the Skirball Cultural Center and the Autry Museum of the American West.
Steve was admired not only for his expansive knowledge of photography, but also for bringing a passion to his own collection, one he shared with his partner Randy –- a collection that was highly respected for its broad range and high quality. He was also a great supporter of emerging photographers and helped promote many important careers.
Prior to his current position, Steve served as Chairman of the Photographic Arts Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, working alongside the curator for photography and helping grow the museum’s support group, which was the precursor of our independent PAC·LA. Steve was also a board member of the Getty Museum Photographs Council.