David Scheinbaum is former director/chairman of the Photography Department at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design and professor emeritus of the former College of Santa Fe. His photographs of New Mexico’s Bisti Badlands can be found in his book Bisti, published by the University of New Mexico Press, 1987. In 1990 Florida International University Press published Miami Beach: Photographs of an American Dream. In 2006, the Museum of New Mexico Press published Stone: A Substantial Witness.
David and his spouse, Janet Russek, have collaborated on two projects: Ghost Ranch: Land of Light, Photographs by David Scheinbaum and Janet Russek, published by Balcony Press, 1997; and Images in the Heavens, Patterns on the Earth: The I Ching, published by the Museum of New Mexico Press, 2005.
His most recent publication, Hip Hop: Portraits of an Urban Hymn, was released in November 2013 by Damiani Editore. This work was featured at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in February 2008.
David worked with the preeminent photo historian Beaumont Newhall from 1978 until Newhall’s death in 1993. Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd. of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is owned and operated by David and Janet. The firm’s owners are private fine art photography dealers and consultants. Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd. is the exclusive representative of the estates of Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, as well as the estate of Eliot Porter.
David has exhibited internationally, and he is represented in many museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France; the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the National Portrait Gallery/the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C; the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Ariz; and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin.