Robin Schwartz

Schwartz earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Pratt Institute and her photographs are held in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Washington, D.C., The San Francisco Museum of  Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Chrysler Museum of Art, The Bibliotheque Nationale, France and The Museum Folkwang, Germany.

The Aperture Foundation published Schwartz’s third monograph, Amelia’s World, edited by Tim Barber. Images from this series were exhibited in Various Photographs, an installation curated by Barber for the New York Photo Festival and 100 Portraits—100 Photographers, a digital exhibition of current portraiture.

Two earlier monographs of Schwartz’s photographs are: LIKE US: Primate Portraits, 1993 and Dog Watching, 1995. Aperture offers two of Schwartz’s photographs in their Limited Edition Photographs.

Schwartz’s photographs have appeared in SundayThe New York Times Magazine, O Magazine, FADER, Juxtapoz , The Los Angeles Times, Interview, PDN, Stern / Germany, Marie Clair (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mexico), and Bang Art / Italy and Liberation / France

She has worked on assignment for Life and Sports Illustrated Magazines. Schwartz’s photographs are included in over forty books, including HIJACKED, a survey of photographers from Australia and the USA. Work from the Primate Series was featured in two editions of The Aperture Foundation and The Chrysler Museum of Art publication; Photography Speaks: 150 Photographers on Their Art, 2004 and The Play of the Unmentionable, an installation by Joseph Kosuth, At The Brooklyn Museum / New Press, 1992.

She received  two New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowships was a finalist at the Hyeres 2010 Photography Festival in France.

Schwartz presented The Amelia Photographs at The National Geographic Annual Seminar January 2012 and will present a Master Talk at LOOK3, Charlottesville Festival of the Photograph in June.

Robin Schwartz is an assistant professor in photography at  William Paterson University and lives in  New Jersey with her husband, Robert Forman , daughter, Amelia and five companion animals.

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