Level of description
David Scheinbaum Photography Collection
- 1974 - 1990 (Creation)
Name of creator
David Scheinbaum is a photographer, educator and art dealer originally from Brooklyn, New York. Scheinbaum’s photographic subjects include many aspects of nature, culture human creativity, racism, politics, the wonders of the natural world, immigration and the American Dream. His grandfather’s story as an immigrant inspired his photography on retired Eastern European Jews in Florida. Scheinbaum has lived in New Mexico since 1978. He has taught at Santa Fe University for over 35 years and is former Director/Chair of the Photography Department and the Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and Professor Emeritus, College of Santa Fe.
Mr. Scheinbaum 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 and exclusively represents the estate of Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, and Eliot Porter.
In 2019 David Scheinbaum was appointed as a commissioner to the Arts Commission of Santa Fe. He has been the recipient of both the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2010, and the Santa Fe Art’s Commission’s Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2001. Scheinbaum has exhibited internationally, and is represented in numerous museum collections.
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Scope and content
System of arrangement
Arranged by size, then identification number assigned by photographer.
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Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
The donor maintains copyright.
Permission from Mr. Scheinbaum is required prior to reproduction of photographs in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of David Scheinbaum. 2018-227.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Original negatives will be sent to HistoryMiami Museum at a predetermined time. Please contact Research Center staff for more information.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Book : Miami Beach: Photographs of an American Dream
Photographer's website on his Miami Beach work: https://www.davidscheinbaum.com/#/miami/