Writer, Editor, and Curator
Seesaw Magazine, United Kingdom
Aaron Schuman is an American photographer, writer, editor, and curator based in the United Kingdom. He exhibits his photographic work internationally, and regularly contributes photography, articles, essays and interviews to publications such as Aperture, Foam, Time, Photoworks, Hotshoe, The British Journal of Photography, 1000Words, and more. Shuman has also contributed writings to several books, including Pieter Hugo: This Must Be the Place (Prestel, 2012), Photographs Not Taken (Daylight, 2012), The Photograph as Contemporary Art (Melinda Gibson, 2012), Photocinema: The Creative Edges of Photography and Film (Intellect, 2013), and C-Photo: Observed (IvoryPress, 2013). In 2010, Schuman curated a “Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs “at the 2010 FotoFest Biennial; in 2011 he curated “Other I: Alec Soth, Wassink Lundgren, Viviane Sassen” at Hotshoe Gallery (London); and in 2012 he curated “In Appropriation: Broomberg & Chanarin, Melinda Gibson, SebaKurtis, Esther Teichmann, Michael Wolf'” at the Houston Center of Photography. He is a Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Brighton and the Arts University Bournemouth, and is also the founder of the online photography journal, SeeSaw Magazine - which he has been editor of since 2004.
Schuman is open to a wide variety of photographic images, practices, contexts and approaches. He is specifically interested in reviewing what might be described as "self-initiated" or "personal" work, by both emerging and established photographers. He can offer critical feedback, advice, potential opportunities, and both creative and promotional direction.