American photographer, writer and curator based in the United Kingdom. Schuman’s photographic work is exhibited and published internationally, and is held in a number of public and private collections. In addition to his own photographic work, Schuman has contributed texts to many books including Aperture Conversations: 1985 to the Present (2018), Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins (2018), Alec Soth: Gathered Leaves (2015), Vision Anew (2015), and The Photographer’s Playbook (2014), amongst many others; he also regularly writes for magazines such as Aperture, Foam, Frieze, Magnum Online, The British Journal of Photography and more. Additionally, Schuman has curated several major exhibitions, including “Indivisible: New American Documents” (FOMU Antwerp, 2016), “In Appropriation” (Houston Center of Photography, 2012), “Other I: Alec Soth, WassinkLundgren, Viviane Sassen” (Hotshoe London, 2011), and “Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs” (FotoFest, 2010).
In 2014, Schuman served as Chief Curator of Krakow Photomonth – entitled Re:Search. In 2018, he also served as Curator of JaipurPhoto Festival. Schuman was the founder and editor of SeeSaw Magazine (2004-2014), and is currently Programme Leader of the MA Photography programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).