In her photographs, Robin Schwartz focuses on our relationship with animals. Her daughter, Amelia, seen leaping into the air in this photograph, often serves as her subject, together with various animals.
Frame dimensions: 12"x12". Print dimensions vary.
Signature: Signature label, affixed to the back of the frame.
Image rights: Courtesy of Robin Schwartz and The Aperture Foundation
About Robin Schwartz
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.”
American, b. 1957, New Jersey, based in New Jersey