Amelia Stein, RHA, the photographer lives and works in Dublin where she was born in 1958. Over the past 30 years Amelia Stein has established herself as a singularly exacting photographer whose work is characterized by meticulous attention to detail in tandem with the attributes of fine black and white photographic printing, many of the images having a theatrical presence. Her area of expertise has been portraiture, working with actors, performers, playwrights, poets, authors and musicians on commissioned images and on production photography in the Irish Theatre/Opera and Music Industry 1979-2000. Many of these images have had worldwide exposure.
Much of her work addresses the universal subject of loss and memory, absence and presence. “Loss and Memory”, 2002, are the dark and intimate still lives of her late parents personal belongings and household items. Memories imbue ordinary objects with status and meaning.
Amelia Stein became a full member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2004 – the first photographer ever to be elected to that body. In 2006, she was elected a member of Aosdana.