Robin Schwartz
American, born 1957
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Great Journeys: The Magnum Square Print Sale In Partnership With Aperture,
Magnum Photos
2015
Aperture Foundation at The Armory Show 2015,
Aperture Foundation
Aperture Foundation at Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015,
Aperture Foundation

Known for her portraits exploring interspecies relationships, photographer Robin Schwartz often presents her daughter, Amelia, posed with a wide variety of animals, from reindeer to kangaroos. People and animals appear as equals in these curious images, as in Pete (2005), where a lemur sits on Amelia’s head. Schwartz has said that being an only child and having an only child has led to a “strong fantasy world” informing her life and work. She has described her pictures as “evidence of the invented worlds we explore and the fables we enact.”