Aaron Lee Fineman


Aaron Lee Fineman was born in Cincinnati, OH, in 1975. He was raised in Georgia and began his professional career as a photographer in 1992 creating the cover image for The Big Click: Photographing Georgia, July 2-5, 1992. Though this project exhibited his already developed skills, his niche in freelance photography was not established until he was chosen to complete a project for The New York Times documenting Rosanne Cash’s book signing in SoHo. At this time he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News and his team was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Lee Fineman then received his BFA in photography from NYU’s TISCH School of the Arts continuing to freelance for The New York Times among other clients. His growing client list developed his versatility as a photographer and enabled him to intimately photograph New York. Some of his subjects include the wreckage of the Twin Towers, the homes of celebrities, teenage prostitutes on the streets of Brooklyn, presidential candidates and rave parties. Lee Fineman still lives and works in Manhattan.