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The photographs of Howard Schatz are exhibited in museums and photography galleries internationally and are included in innumerable private collections. He has received international acclaim for his work which has been published in eighteen monographs.

May 2015 marks the publication of a monumental 2-volume 25-year retrospective of the work of Howard Schatz: Schatz Images: 25 Years.

Schatz’s 20th book, “Caught in the Act: Actors Acting” was published in October, 2013. In it he gives us a unique window into the world of stage and screen as he explores the magical transformation that happens when an actor takes hold of words on a page and becomes another person. Schatz directed and photographed 85 actors to explore an enormous range of scenarios in one-on-one improvisation, capturing the dynamic energy of the actors in full creative flight. The book includes powerful and compelling portraits of each actor along with an extensive interview, focusing on the creative process.

In 2012, his 19th book, “At the Fight: Inside the World of Professional Boxing” was published. Born out of a six-year study and exploration,it is a magnificent collection of fantastic and award-winning photographs and revealing interviews of boxing’s current champions and key movers and shakers including promoters, managers, announcers, referees, judges and trainers. At The Fights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing is published by Sports Illustrated Books is Schatz’s nineteenth book.

Published in 2011, “With Child”, is the result of a 20-year long exploration of the landscape of the human body in the last two weeks of pregnancy. It is his eighteenth book.

In 2007, Bulfinch Press published the third in Schatz’s series of explorations of imagery made on, over and underwater. It is a breathtaking feat of underwater photography and a visionary celebration of movement and form. Working with uncommonly graceful and aquatically gifted dancers, models, and performers, photographer Howard Schatz has found joyous inspiration underwater. The images in H2O take advantage of water’s unique properties- light, clarity, buoyancy, and reflectivity-to create a delightfully serene and otherworldly aesthetic. At once uncanny, lithe, athletic, and mysterious, the figures in Schatz’s photographs transform the pool into studio and stage. Howard Schatz first established a following in the 1990s with two collections of underwater photography, Water Dance and Pool Light. With H2O, Schatz takes the magic of weightlessness and the beauty of dance to new heights. Whether in single portraits or as part of a larger, spectacular ballet, his dancers are as utterly elegant as they are phantasmagorical. They appear before the camera as though borrowed from a dream.

In Character: Actors Acting Schatz’s sixteenth book of photographs, was published in April 2006 by Bulfinch Press. Schatz photographed 100 actors of stage, screen and television, directing them in one-on-one improvisation. Botanica (Bulfinch 2005) and Athlete, (HarperCollins, 2002) were Schatz’s two other most recently published books of photographs. Schatz’s books are known worldwide; other titles include: Nude Body Nude; Body Knots, Passion & Line, and Pool Light. Schatz’s editorial work has been published in magazines around the world, including Time, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Vogue Italia, GQ Italia, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Stern, Life, Black/White, American Photo, Photo France, and Photo Italia. His work has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox Sports Network, the Discovery Channel and widely in Europe.

He has made extraordinary images for such advertising clients as Ralph Lauren RLX, Escada, Sergio Tacchini, Nike, Reebok, Wolford, Etienne Aigner, Sony, Adidas, Finlandia Vodka, MGM Grand Hotel, Virgin Records, and Mercedes-Benz.

Howard Schatz’s fine art work is represented in New York by the Staley-Wise Gallery, in Denver, by Gallery M, and in Los Angeles by the David Gallery. A full listing of other galleries in the United States and abroad can be found in the Galleries section of the website.

Howard Schatz Photographic Bibliography

2015   Schatz Images: 25 Years, Glitterati Inc.

2013   Caught in the Act: Actors Acting, Glitterati Inc.

2012   At the Fights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing, Sports Illustrated Books

2011   With Child, Glitterati Inc.

2011   New York Shots, Allemandi

2007   H2O, Bulfinch Press

2006   In Character: Actors Acting, Bulfinch Press

2005   Botanica, Bulfinch Press

2002   Athlete, HarperCollins

2002   Rare Creature, Wonderland Press

2001   Nude Body Nude, HarperCollins

2000   Body Knots, Rizzoli

1999   The Virtuoso, Stewart, Tabori & Chang

1998   Pool Light, Graphis Press

1997   Passion & Line, Graphis Press

1997   The Princess of the Spring and the Queen of the Sea, Pacific Photographic Press

1996   Body Type: An Intimate Alphabet, Stewart, Tabori & Chang

1996   Newborn, Chronicle Books

1995   WaterDance, Graphis Press

1993   Homeless: Portraits of Americans in Hard Times, Chronicle Books

1993   Seeing Red: The Rapture of Redheads, Pomegranate Press

1992   Gifted Woman, Pacific Photographic Press


2016   Schatz Images: The Art of Motion, Brooklyn Museum of Art (group show)

2016   Schatz Images: 25 Years Museum, of Contemporary Art, Rome

2015   Howard Schatz: The Olympic Body, Richmond Olympic Oval, Vancouver, Canada

2015   Howard Schatz: Body Power, Triennale di Milano

2015   Howard Schatz: 25 Years, Paul Paletti Gallery

2015   Howard Schatz: 25 Years, Fairfield Museum, Fairfield, CT

2014   Underwater, Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

2012   WITH child, Paul Paletti Gallery, Louisville, KY

2011   Athletes Standing Mural, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

2011   The Beauty of Howard Schatz, Brucie Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

2011   The Alphabet: Group Show, MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen, Germany

2011   Group Show Aimee Mullins, The Moving Body: Le Refectoire des Cordeliers, at Saint Germain des Prés

2011   Group Show: Human+ Aimee Mullins, Science Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

2011   On Your Marks: Athletes, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Germany

2011   New York Shots by Howard Schatz, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome

2010   Howard Schatz: The Art of Motion, Discovery Center Continium, Netherlands

2010   Athletes “Standing”, Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland

2009   Any Moment Now: Images of Pregnancy, Galerie Breuer, Munich, Germany

2009   H2O, Brucie Collection, Kiev Ukraine

2009   Motion Studies & Athlete, “Motion Science”, Heinz-Nixdorf Museum, Germany

2008   “Flexibility – Design in a Fast-Changing Society”, Torino World Design Capital 2008, Aimee Mullins from Athlete

2008   H2O, Tanzsommer Innsbruck, Austria

2008   H2O, Paul Paletti Gallery, Louisville, KY

2008   H2O, Gallery Gora, Montreal, Canada

2007   H2O, Lumas Gallery, New York

2007   H2O, Gallery M (Denver, CO)

2007   H2O, Halekulani Parc, Honolulu, HI

2007   H2O – Corps de Ballet, The Center for Fine Art Photography, 2007 International Exhibition (Group Show)

2007   Beauty, What For?, Buenas Aires, Argentina(Group Show)

2007   In Character: Actors Acting California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

2007   Pilobolus Comes Home, Three Decades of Dance Photographs,Hood Museum, Dartmouth College

2007   Sport Makes You Sexy, Sports & Olympic Museum, Cologne, German

2006   Pool Light, H2O, Halekulani Parc, Honolulu, HI

2006   In Character: Actors Acting, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

2006   In Character: Actors Acting, San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum

2006   Pool Light, WaterDance, H2O, Athlete, Passion & Line, Performance: Group Show, Edinburgh International Festival

2006   In Character: Actors Acting, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI

2006   In Character: Actors Acting, Apex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006   WaterDance, Pool Light, Nude Body Nude, Gallery Gora, Montreal, Canada

2006   Folds (Group Show), Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA

2006   What is a Body? (Group Show), Musee du Quai de Branly

2006   Galerie 12, Innsbruck, Tanzsommer 2006

2005   Folds Series, Center for Fine Art Photography, The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, International Fine Art Photography Exhibition

2005   Athlete, Gallerie Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

2004   Botanica, Gallery M, Denver, CO

2004   Athlete, Creative Space InArt: Tokyo, Japan

2004   Games for the Gods: Athlete, Boston Museum of Fine Art

2003   Athlete, Armani Arte, New York, NY

2003   Athlete, Armani Arte, Chicago, IL

2003   Athlete, Armani Arte, Los Angeles, CA

2003   Athlete, Armani Arte, Stockholm, Sweden

2003   Athlete, Armani Arte, Paris, France

2003   Athlete, Armani Arte, Florence, Italy

2003   Athlete, Armani Arte, Cannes, France

2003   Athlete, Armani Arte, Antwerp, Belgium

2003   Athlete, Armani Arte, Rimini, Italy

2003   NudeBodyNude, Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA,

2003   Athlete, Candace Perich Gallery, Katonah, NY

2003   Athlete, Armani Arte, Milan, Italy

2002   Howard Schatz: 10 Years, Apex Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2002   Howard Schatz: 10 Years, Galleria Neri, Milan, Italy

2002   Howard Schatz: 10 Years, SoHo Triad Fine Arts, New York, NY

2001   NudeBodyNude, Gallery M, Denver, CO

2001   NudeBodyNude, JJ Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001   Pool Light (group show), Radiant Light Gallery, Portland, ME

2001   Passion & Line, Verein Tanzsommer Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

2001   WaterDance, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

2001   NudeBodyNude, Apex Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2001   NudeBodyNude, Sephora, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

2001   Pool Light, Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000   NudeBodyNude, SoHo Triad Fine Arts, New York, NY

2000   Body Knots, Sephora, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

2000   Body Knots, SoHo Triad Fine Arts, New York, NY

2000   Passion & Line, Elysee Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland, (The Century of the Body: group show)

1999   Virtuoso, American Craft Museum, New York

1999   Passion & Line and Pool Light, Euro Galleries, Minneapolis, MN

1999   Passion & Line, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal (The Century of the Body: group show)

1999   Passion & Line, Gallery Mistral, Montreal, Canada

1999   Passion & Line, Gallery M, Denver, CO

1999   Passion & Line and Pool Light, G. Ray Hawkins, Los Angeles, CA

1999   Pool Light, SoHo Triad Fine Arts, New York, NY

1998   Water Dance, Kim Taylor Reece Gallery, Kona, HI

1998   Passion & Line, PhotoClassics Gallery, Munich, Germany

1998   WaterDance, Kahaki’i Gallery, Honolulu, HI

1998   WaterDance Kim Taylor Reece Gallery, Honolulu, HI

1998   Fashion At The Beach, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (group show)

1998   Passion & Line, World Press Photo Exhibition, World Financial Center, NY (group show)

1998   Passion & Line, World Press Photo Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA (group show)

1998   Newborn, Pregnancy, PhotoKina, Cologne, Germany

1998   (R)Evolution, Contemporary Art Gallery Biana Pilat, Milan, Italy (group show)

1998   (R)Evolution, National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan, Italy (group show)

1998   Passion & Line, World Press Photo Exhibition, Louvre, Paris, France (group show)

1998   Passion & Line and WaterDance, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

1998   Newborn/Pregnancy, Hasselblad Exhibition Center, Stockholm, Sweden

1998   Fashion At The Beach, Contemporary Arts Center, Virginia Beach, VA (group show)

1998   Passion & Line, World Press Photo Exhibition, Amsterdam (group show)

1998   Newborn and Pregnancy, PhotoGallerie, Kiel, Germany

1998   Homeless, Foto Galerie Objektief, Ge Enschede, The Netherlands

1998   Fashion At The Beach, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL (group show)

1997   Passion & Line, SoHo Triad Fine Arts, New York, NY

1997   Newborn and Pregnancy, MayLight, Bologna, Italy

1997   Homeless, Findlay Area Arts Council, Findlay, OH

1997   Newborn and Pregnancy, PhotoClassics Gallery, Munich, Germany

1997   WaterDance, Acquario Civico, Milan, Italy

1997   Homeless, Elysee Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland

1996   Homeless, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, IL

1996   WaterDance, L’Espace, Marseilles, France

1996   WaterDance, G. Ray Hawkins, Los Angeles, CA

1996   Homeless, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN

1996   Homeless, Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

1996   Homeless, Arthur Griffin Center for Photographic Art, Winchester, MA

1996   Homeless, University Gallery, Univ. of Delaware, DE

1995   WaterDance, Julia Weinstein Gallery, Lexington, KY

1995   Homeless, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

1995   WaterDance, Vision Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1995   Homeless, Duke University Art Gallery, Durham, NC

1994   Homeless, International Center of Photography/Continental Center, NY

1994   Homeless, University Gallery, Gainesville, FL

1994   Homeless, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

1994   Homeless, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA

1993   Homeless, International Center of Photography, New York, (Forty-two pieces purchased for ICP Permanent Collection)

1993   Homeless, Vision Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993   Homeless, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

1993   Gifted Woman, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (Entire Gifted Woman series purchased for Oakland Museum Permanent Collection)

1992   Seeing Red: The Rapture of Redheads, Vision Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991   Seeing Red: The Rapture of Redheads, Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA

1991   Gifted Woman, Vision Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990   Seeing Red: The Rapture of Redheads, Pan-Med Gallery, San Francisco, CA