Who is Gary Schneider?
Gary Schneider is a photographer who was born in East London, South Africa and raised in Cape Town. His BFA is from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town and his MFA is from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. He is currently a Faculty member at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Schneider is a contemporary photographer working in both digital and film media.
Schneider is best known for “Genetic Self-Portrait” which is a set of 55 photographs that make up fourteen images of his own biology that are a collection of forensic images. The work was completed in 1998 and was exhibited in the Musée de l'Élysée in Lausanne, Switzerland as well as the International Center of Photography in New York City and Mass MoCA as well as many other venues. The book was published by Light Work, Syracuse in 1999.
“Portraits”, a survey of his work, was mounted at the Sackler Museum, Harvard University in 2004. It traveled to the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu. A fully illustrated catalog was published by Yale Press. Aperture published his “Nudes” in 2005 and exhibited the life-size photographs in New York.
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