David Scheinbaum is Anne and John Marion Professor and Chair of the Photography Department at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the 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". He and his wife, Janet Russek, have collaborated on two projects; "Ghost Ranch: Land of Light, Photographs by David Scheinbaum and Janet Russek", Balcony Press, 1997, and "Images in the Heavens, Patterns on the Earth: The I Ching", The Museum of New Mexico Press, 2005.
His most recent publication, "Stone: A Substantial Witness", was published in the fall of 2006 by the Museum of New Mexico Press. His current photographic work concentrates on documenting Hip Hop music and culture. This work is currently on exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in February, 2008, entitled "Recognize: Hip-Hop and Contemporary Portraiture".
David 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. Established in 1980, Scheinbaum & Russek's services include; appraisals, auction evaluations, brokering collections, collection development, consulting, curating, lectures and workshops. Scheinbaum & Russek maintain an inventory of contemporary and vintage 20th century photographic works as well as exclusively representing the estates of Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, and the Eliot Porter Estate.
Scheinbaum has exhibited internationally, and is represented in many museum collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, The Bibliotech Nationale, Paris, France, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, and The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, and The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas, Austin.
In 2010, Scheinbaum received the Governor’s Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts for Photography and Art Education, New Mexico's highest artistic award.