Scheinbaum, David

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Scheinbaum, David

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David Scheinbaum is a photographer, educator and art dealer originally from Brooklyn, New York. Scheinbaum’s photographic subjects include many aspects of nature, culture human creativity, racism, politics, the wonders of the natural world, immigration and the American Dream. His grandfather’s story as an immigrant inspired his photography on retired Eastern European Jews in Florida. Scheinbaum has lived in New Mexico since 1978. He has taught at Santa Fe University for over 35 years and is former Director/Chair of the Photography Department and the Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and Professor Emeritus, College of Santa Fe.

Mr. Scheinbaum worked with the preeminent photo historian Beaumont Newhall from 1978 until Newhall's death in 1993 and continues as co-executor of his estate. With his wife, Janet Russek, he operates Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd, private fine art photography dealers and consultants in Santa Fe, New Mexico and exclusively represents the estate of Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, and Eliot Porter.
In 2019 David Scheinbaum was appointed as a commissioner to the Arts Commission of Santa Fe. He has been the recipient of both the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2010, and the Santa Fe Art’s Commission’s Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2001. Scheinbaum has exhibited internationally, and is represented in numerous museum collections.


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