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Department: Art
Area Specialization: Photography

Robin Schwartz's photographs are held in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., The San Francisco Museum of  Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Chrysler Museum of Art, The Bibliotheque Nationale and The Museum Folkwang, Germany among other institutions.

The Aperture Foundation published Schwartz’s third monograph, Amelia’s World, edited by Tim Barber,  Images from this series were exhibited at the first The New York Photography Festival in Brooklyn. 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 are included in over fifty books, Various Photographs, An Installation at The York Photography Festival by Tim Barber and HIJACKED, a book survey of photographers from Australia and the USA, by Mark McPherson exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography. Work from the Primate Series was featured in two book editions of The Aperture Foundation and The Chrysler Museum of Art publication; Photography Speaks: 150 Photographers on Their Art, 2004, the earlier 1995 edition, 70 Photographers Speak and The Play of the Unmentionable, an installation by Joseph Kosuth, At The Brooklyn Museum / New Press, 1992.

Schwartz’s photographs have appeared in The New York Times, O Magazine, FADER Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Interview Magazine, PDN Magazine, Stern Magazine, Germany, Liberation, France, Bang Art, Italy, H Magazine, Spain, Chinese Photographer Magazine, Esquire, Russia and Marie Clair (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mexico),. She has worked on assignment for Life and Sports Illustrated Magazines. Her work is included in the traveling exhibition curated by, 100 Portraits.

Schwartz earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Pratt Institute. She received New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowships in 1985 and 1990.  Schwartz was selected for the 2010 Hyeres Festival International de Mode & de Photographie and a recipient of a 2009 Lead Academy Silver Award for Portraits published in Dummy Magazine, Berlin. 

Robin Schwartz is an Assistant Professor in Photography at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

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