Often informal and always intimate, Days of Hope and Dreams reveals early, unpublished images of Bruce Springsteen that only a friend and confidant could capture.
Born and raised in a working-class environment in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Springsteen has for over three decades been one of music’s most influential songwriters and performers. Also born and raised in a working-class New Jersey home, photographer Frank Stefanko crossed paths with Springsteen by way of an introduction by a mutual friend, musician Patti Smith. Their meeting spurred a photographic collaboration that lasted from 1978 to 1982 and produced cover photos for Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River.
Now, for the first time, 88 images from Frank Stefanko’s archive of several thousand photos are seeing the light of day. Days of Hope and Dreams presents an unforgettable selection of the photographer’s most candid and personal images from his time with Springsteen, accompanied by his behind-the-scenes recollections of their work and friendship.