Snider, Lee

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As general editor at Chappell Music, Lee Snider was responsible for the design and editing of Kurt Weill in America : a folio of 50 songs celebrating the 75th anniversary of Kurt Weill's birth, 1900-1975.

This publication played an important role in furthering the awareness and appreciation of Weill's music in the English-speaking world, for which reason Lenya, as executrix of Weill's estate, very much appreciated it. She was careful to maintain friendly relations with Snider even after he left Chappell to work as a photographer.

From the description of Documents relating to Lotte Lenya and to the songbook Kurt Weill in America, 1975-1978. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 122469684

Lee Snider has been a successful photographer for over three decades. His work has appeared in major magazines, newspapers, and in countless books, calendars, and other forms of editorial media. His photography is represented by four major photo stock agencies, Corbis Images, The Image Works, Veer Marketplace and Dreamstime, and he has an impressive photo library of over 1,000,000 images taken in Asia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. His business associate and partner is the Chinese photographer Mr. Xu Lei of Sichuan Province.

As part of his photo-journalism work, Lee has covered many New York City events that have transpired in the history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community since 1977, when he first became a professional photographer.

From the guide to the Lee Snider Photograph Collection, 1977-2009, (© 2009 Fales Library and Special Collections)

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creatorOf Snider, Lee. Documents relating to Lotte Lenya and to the songbook Kurt Weill in America, 1975-1978. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
creatorOf Lee Snider Photograph Collection, 1977-2009 Fales Library & Special Collections
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Paris, France
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Washington D.C.
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AIDS activists
Gay activists
Gay men
Gay rights
Gays in popular culture
Music publishing


Active 1975

Active 1978



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