Office: Power Art 126
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Robin Schwartz is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography. Her photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Art; The Brooklyn Museum and the Bibliothéque Nationale, France, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, England; and The Museum Folkwang, Germany, among other institutions.

A two-time recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant, Schwartz was a short-listed finalist at the Hyeres Festival de Photographie 2010, France and a Ford Foundation Individual Artist Grant as a photography graduate student at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.

Schwartz has presented Master Talks at the National Geographic Magazine Seminar, LOOK3: The Festival of the Photograph, The Eddie Adams Workshop, The Aperture Foundation, FotoDC Week, FOTO fusion, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk VA, The Head On Festival, Sydney, The Indian Photo Festival in Hyderabad, India, and video interviews by Swiss and Australian TV and Vogue IT’s Alessia Glaviano

Amelia and the Animals published by Aperture, a fourth monograph, was cited by Time Magazine LIGHTBOX as one of the Best Fall Books of 2014. Schwartz’s earlier books are Amelia’s World, 2008, Aperture; LIKE US: Primate Portraits, 1993 W.W. Norton & Co.; and Dog Watching, 1995, Takarajima Books.

Schwartz created and edited National Geographic Magazine’s Your Shot assignment:

“The Animals We Love,” and based on this assignment wrote a chapter in the National Geographic book, Getting Your Shot, 2015.

The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine LIGHTBOX, The New Yorker, Oprah, Stern, Le Monde FR , Telegraph UK, Guardian UK, Hyperallergic, PDN, Musée have featured Schwartz’s photographs as well as hired her for assignments.

Selected features in books include: Photography Speaks: 150 Photographers on their Art, Aperture, and The Chrysler Museum, 1995 and 2004 and Horton Mini Press/Martin Usborne’s Really Good Dog Photographs, IMAGINARIUM: The Process Behind the Pictures, by Claire Rosen, 2017.

Schwartz is a professor in photography at William Paterson University of New Jersey and taught and lectured at The International Center for Photography in New York City