Sandra Weiner

Born in Drohiczan, Poland in 1921 and emigrated to the United States with her parents in 1928. She then met Dan Weiner in 1940 and they married in 1942. During her time with the Photo League in the early 1940s, she studied photography with Paul Strand and Dan Weiner. Her work was illustrated in Photo Notes and exhibited in the This is the Photo League exhibition in 1948 – 1949. Her husband, Dan Weiner, died tragically in a plane crash while on assignment in 1959. Sandra was a freelance photographer in the 1950s and a picture editor for Sports Illustrated from 1959 to 1964. She published four photographic children’s books: It’s Wings That Make Birds Fly (1968); Small Hands, Big Hands (1970); They Call Me Jack (1973); I Want to be a Fisherman (1977).  Weiner taught at both New York University (1970 – 1973) and at City University of New York (1975 – 1982). She was also very committed to having the world see Dan’s work get the due it deserves. Sandra Weiner died in New York at the age of 93 in 2014.