Faculty and Staff

Robin Schwartz

Professor • Department of Art

Robin Schwartz is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, her photographs are held 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; Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris, France; National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, England; and The Museum Folkwang, Germany, among others.

A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, Schwartz was also short-listed at the Hyeres Festival de Photographie 2010, France; a two-time recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant; and a Ford Foundation Individual Artist Grant as a graduate student at Pratt Institute.

As a fine art and editorial photographer, she specializes in portraits of animals and people.
View all animal centric photography projects: www.RobinSchwartz.net

Schwartz’s fourth monograph is Amelia and the Animals published by The Aperture Foundation, sited by Time 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’s photographs have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine LIGHTBOX, The New Yorker, Oprah, Stern, Telegraph UK, The Guardian UK, Esquire RU,
Le Monde France, Hyperallergic and Musée Magazines.
Selected features in books: Photography Speaks: 150 Photographers on their Art, Aperture, and The Chrysler Museum, 1995 and 2004 and IMAGINARIUM: The Process Behind the Pictures, by Claire Rosen, 2017. 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.

Schwartz has presented master talks at the Annual National Geographic Magazine Seminar, LOOK3: The Festival of the Photograph, The Eddie Adams Workshop, The Aperture Foundation, FotoDC Week, FOTOfusion, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, The Head On Festival, Sydney, Australia and The Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad, India as well as visiting artists presentations.

Professional Interests

Fine Art and Editorial Photography, with a specialty in Human and Animal Relationships

Other Interests

Photography has been all encompassing and given me experiences and adventures with indigenous peoples in New Mexico and Mexico


MFA Photography, Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY



Notable Courses Taught

Photography I, II, Advanced Projects in Photography

226 Power Art Center

Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 am, 4:30-5:30, Thursdays same+ 12-2