Featured works and projects

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SeeSaw Magazine: Observation Full and Felt

SeeSaw Magazine is an online photography journal dedicated to promoting and publishing photographic work and criticism.

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In China: Photographs by Aaron Schuman’

Photographic exhibition explored the subtle ways in which China’s rich past has informed its present, continually resonating in the smallest details.

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Once Upon a Time in the West

Photographs taken on the eroding sets and locations of Sergio Leone’s celebrated 1960s 'Spaghetti Westerns,' deep in the deserts of southern Spain.

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This Land was Made for Me and You

In January 2008, Aaron Schuman was invited to edit the thirteenth issue of the international photography magazine, OjodePez.

Research activity

Repository holdings

Number of items: 10.

Schuman, Aaron (2012) Essay in: Photographs not taken: a collection of photographers' essays In: Steacy, Will, ed. Photographs not taken: a collection of photographers' essays. Daylight. ISBN 0983231613

Schuman, Aaron (2012) Jason Fulford: The Mushroom Collector, interview by Aaron Schuman Aperture, 207. ISSN 0003-6420

Hugo, Peter, Demos, T.J. and Schuman, Aaron (2012) Pieter Hugo: this must be the place Prestel Publishing, London, UK. ISBN 9783791346892

Longhurst, Jo, Schuman, Aaron, Durden, Mark and Stenram, Eva (2012) Symposium: 'On Perfection' In: 'On Perfection' symposium, 2-3 Feb 2012, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK. (Unpublished)

Schuman, Aaron (2012) Viviane Sassen: Parasomnia Aperture, 206. ISSN 0003-6420

Schuman, Aaron, Soth, Alec, Wassink, Thijs, Lundgren, Ruben and Sassen, Viviane (2011) Other I: Alec Soth, WassinkLundgren, Viviane Sassen [Exhibition]

Schuman, Aaron (2010) Once upon a time in the West [Exhibition]

Schuman, Aaron (2010) Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs [Exhibition]

Schuman, Aaron (2010) Contemporary U.S. Photography, ('Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs', Essay by Aaron Schuman) In: Contemporary U.S. Photography. Schilt Publishing. ISBN 9053307214

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Further research and professional activities

2010

  • Fotofest 2010 Biennial, Houston TX: ‘Whatever Was Splendid - New American Photographs’ (Exhibition). Curated by Aaron Schuman. ‘Aaron Schuman explores the legacy and continued influence of a “thoroughly modern photographic figure,” Walker Evans. “The striking similarities between Evans’s time and our own have become all too clear,” says Mr. Schuman. “Bearing this in mind, I began to investigate his profound influence on how the United States is still responded to, regarded, recognized and represented within photography today.” The artists featured in the exhibition were: Todd Hido, Hank Willis Thomas, Richard Mosse, Will Steacy, Michael Schmelling, Greg Stimac, Tema Stauffer, Jason Lazarus, Jane Tam, Craig Mammano, and RJ Shaughnessy. (Curator)
  • FOTOFEST 2010 Biennial: ‘Curatorial Dialogue - Aaron Schuman with Madeline Yale’, 14th March 2010
  • FOTOFEST 2010 Biennial: ‘Beyond Print - Creative Communications in the Digital Age’, 16th March 2010 (Conference)/02/10 - FOTOFEST 2010 Biennial
  • Aperture: #199, Summer 2010 – ‘The Knight's Move: In Conversation with Paul Graham’ (Feature Article)
  • The Magenta Foundation, ‘Flash Forward 2010’ (Curator and Competition Judge)
  • Photomonth Krakow 2010: 'The Open Door: Contemporary Photography in the UK' (Lecture), 8th May 2010, 3PM
  • KIM Museum of Contemporary Art, Riga: 'Once Upon a Time in the West' (Exhibition in conjunction with Riga Month of American Culture), 16th April - 9th May 2010
  • KIM Museum of Contemporary Art, Riga: 'Whatever Was Splendid - New American Photographs' (Lecture), 17th April 2010, 7PM
  • KIM Museum of Contemporary Art, Riga: 'An Aesthetics of Nostalgia' (Workshop @ ISSV), 17th-18th April, 2010
  • Hotshoe International: #165, April/May 2010 - 'Not Looking for a New England: An Interview with Anna Fox' (Feature Article)
  • FOAM Magazine: #22 - 'How I Wonder What You Are: Trevor Paglen' (Feature Article)
  • Aperture: #198, Spring 2010 – ‘Review: 'Ishimoto Yasuhiro', at MFAH, Houston’ (Article)
  • HOST Gallery, London: ‘Zed Nelson in Conversation with Aaron Schuman’ (Lecture), 10th February, 2010, 7PM
  • Dazed & Confused: #182, February 2010 - 'Ice House Detroit' (Article)
  • Hotshoe International : #164, February/March 2010 - 'The In-Between - Edgar Martins: When Light Casts No Shadow' (Article)
  • FOAM Album 09, Amsterdam, Fotografiemusem Amsterdam Publishing, 2009: 'Checkpoint' (Featured Photography)

2009

  • Hotshoe International: #163, December/January 2010 - 'All of Me: Interview with Ellinor Carucci' (Feature Article)
  • FOAM Magazine: #21 - 'Painting by Memory: Gunnel Wahlstrand' (Feature Article)
  • Architectural Association, London: 'Projected Landscapes', 7th Nov.-12th Dec. 2009 (Group Exhibition)
  • Photoworks : #13, Autumn 2009 - 'Yuji Obata: Wintertale' (Feature Article)
  • SeeSaw Magazine, Autumn '09 - featuring Bill Jacobson, John Baldessari, David Ellison, Victoria Jenkins, Seba Kurtis and more (Editor)
  • Hotshoe International : #162, October/November 2009 - 'Pure Beauty: Interview with John Baldessari' (Feature Article)
  • Permanent Gallery (Brighton, UK): 'Itchy Scratchy', October 2009 curated by Jason Evans (Group Exhibition)
  • FOAM Magazine: #20 - 'Once Upon a Time In the West' (Featured Photographic Portfolio and Interview)
  • Conscientious: 'Once Upon a Time In the West: A Conversation with Aaron Schuman' (Interview)
  • Hotshoe International : #161, August/September 2009 - 'Love Will Tear Us Apart: Interview with Zed Nelson' (Featured Article)
  • Words Without Pictures, by Alex Klein, Los Angeles, LACMA, 2009: Excerpts from 'Q&A: Aaron Schuman' (Interview)
  • The Magenta Foundation: Flash Forward 2009 - 'Once Upon a Time in the West' (UK Winner / Featured Photographic Portfolio)
  • 8 Magazine: #25, Summer 2009 - 'Once Upon a Time in the West' (Featured Photographic Portfolio)
  • Photoworks: Spring 2009 - 'The Daily Nice - In Conversation with Jason Evans' (Feature Article)
  • Hotshoe International : #159, April/May 2009 - 'Once Upon a Time in the West' (Featured Photographic Portfolio)
  • HOST Gallery, London: 'Once Upon a Time in the West', 14th April - 9th May 2009 – ‘Once Upon a Time in the West was photographed on the eroding sets and locations of Sergio Leone’s celebrated 1960’s ‘spaghetti Westerns’, deep in the Almerian deserts of southern Spain. For several years I have pursued work concerned with the propagation of American myths abroad. I recently became fascinated by the notion that a fundamental American archetype – the Wild West, and its associations with freedom, independence, rebelliousness, brutality, morality, honour and so on – had been transposed by an Italian film director onto the landscape of Franco’s Spain, and subsequently came to define this ‘quintessentially American’ genre in itself. Furthermore, I was particularly interested discovering what these remnants – flimsy, worn and weathered, but still standing forty years on – might insinuate about the state of contemporary America, along with its ideals, reputation, ambitions, visions and illusions today.’ (Solo Exhibition)
  • The Photographers' Gallery, London: 'Tod Papageorge: in Conversation with Aaron Schuman', 7PM, 21st March 2009 (Lecture)
  • FORMAT International Photography Festival: PhotoCinema (Catalogue): 'Bill's Place - William Eggleston and Film' (Essay)
  • Hotshoe International : #158, February/March 2009 – ‘William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, 1961-2008’ (Feature Article)
  • FORMAT International Photography Festival: 'Once Upon a Time in the West', @ Derby Art Gallery, 6th March - 5th April 2009 (Solo Exhibition)

2008

  • FOAM Magazine: #17 - 'Life Before Death: Walter Schels and Beate Lakotta' (Feature Article)
  • 1000 Words Magazine - 'TV Guide: Mathieu Bernard-Reymond's TV' (Article)
  • The Photographers' Gallery, London: 'Photography & the Internet: A Discussion with Aaron Schuman and Jason Evans' (Lecture)
  • SCOPE Art Fair, London (Saatchi): ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, 16th-19th October 2008 (Group Exhibition)
  • Aperture: #193, Winter 2008 – ‘Review: 'Chemises by Malick Sidibe', at FOAM, Amsterdam’ (Article)
  • Hotshoe International : #156, October/November 2008 – ‘Interview with Erwin Olaf’ (Article)
  • Guernica Magazine, September 2008: ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ (Featured Photographic Portfolio)
  • Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam: ‘Pieter Hugo: The Hyena and Other Men’ (Essay for Exhibition Catalogue)
  • Aperture: #192, Fall 2008 – ‘Review: 'American Work' by Mitch Epstein, at FOAM, Amsterdam’ (Article)
  • British Journal of Photography, 29th August 2008- ‘”No Love Lost” by Michael Grieve’ (Feature Article)
  • OjodePez Magazine: Issue #13 - 'This Land Was Made for You and Me' (Editor)
  • Rhubarb-Rhubarb 2008: Portfolio Reviews, 2nd-3rd August, 2008 (Reviewer)
  • PhotoMonth Krakow 2008 Catalogue: 'Time, Time, Time is on My Side' (Essay)
  • British Journal of Photography, 14th May 2008 – ‘Parallel Lines: 'Street & Studio' @ Tate Modern’ (Feature Article)
  • PhotoMonth in Krakow: Portfolio Reviews, 17th May 2008 (Reviewer)
  • Hotshoe International : #153, April/May 2008 – ‘30 & Dirty: An Interview with Ryan McGinley’ (Feature Article)
  • British Journal of Photography, 2nd April 2008 – ‘Park Life: An Interview with Tod Papageorge’ (Feature Article)
  • FOAM Magazine: #14 / 'Meanwhile', Spring 2008 – ‘Let the Longing Begin: Clare Richardson's Beyond the Forest’ (Feature Article)
  • Aperture: #190, Spring 2008 – ‘Review: “How We Are” at Tate Britain, London’ (Article)
  • DayFour, #6: ‘The New Constellations - In the Flow’ (Featured Photography)

2007

  • The Photographers Gallery, London: ‘PhotoDebut Social’ (Group Exhibition)
  • FOAM Magazine: #13, Winter 2007 – ‘Not Any More: Philip-Lorca di Corcia's Thousand’ (Feature Article)
  • Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam – ‘Ryan McGinley: Celebrating Life’ (Essay for Exhibition Catalogue)
  • Hotshoe International : #150, Oct./Nov. 2007 – ‘”Fig.”: An Interview with Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin’ (Feature Article)
  • British Journal of Photography, 19th Sept. 2007 – ‘American Surfaces: Taryn Simon's Hidden and Unfamiliar’ (Feature Article)
  • Dazed & Confused, Stockholm and Milan: ‘This is Wanted’ (Group Exhibition)
  • 14th International Athens Month of Photography: ‘SeeSaw Magazine – Portfolio’ (Group Screening)
  • Seesaw Magazine: Issue #8: ‘Summer '07 - featuring Jackie Nickerson, Hank Thomas, Roger Ballen, Shen Wei, Daniel Cramer, Kerim Aytac and Aaron Schuman (Editor)
  • Shot, Houston Center Of Photography: ‘Taryn Simon’s American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar’ (Feature Article)
  • Saatchi Online: ‘Critic’s Choice by Aaron Schuman’ (Editor)
  • Saatchi Online: ‘Saatchi Online’s Critic’s Choice – Aaron Schuman’, 27th July 2007
  • Aperture: #187, Summer 2007 - "’Review: “Twilight” at the V&A, London’ (Article)
  • SeeSaw Magazine, Spring '07 - featuring Mark Power, Indre Serpytyte, Mike Brodie, MLDD, Aaron Schuman, and David Maisel (Editor)
  • Hotshoe International : #147, April/May 2007 – ‘Interview with Ola Kolehmainen’ & ‘Review: Andreas Gursky @ White Cube’ (Feature Articles)
  • Hotshoe International : #146, Feb./March 2007 – ‘Face of Fashion @ The National Portrait Gallery, London’ and ‘5X7, by William Eggleston’ (Articles)

2006

  • ‘PhotoDebut: Stop Moving @ Hoxton Sq./Elephant&Castle/Brick Lane, London’ (Group Exhibition)
  • Aperture: #185, Winter 2006 – ‘Review: Thomas Demand’ (Article)
  • Hotshoe International : #145, Dec/Jan 2007 – ‘Review: Koudelka’ (Article)
  • SeeSaw Magazine, Autumn '06: featuring Clare Richardson, Birgitta Lund, Sophie Howarth, and Thomas Bangsted (Editor)
  • British Journal of Photography, 12th Nov. 2006: ‘Between Dogs and Wolves: Interview with Jodi Bieber’ (Feature Article)
  • Aperture, Summer 2006: ‘Review: Lewis Baltz, Tract Houses/Prototype Works/New Industrial Parks’ (Article)
  • The Observer: ‘Seeds of Change Photography Competition: Runner-Up’, 13th August 2006
  • Saatchi Online: ‘Aaron Schuman Interviews Photographer Richard Misrach’, 24th June 2006
  • DayFour: ‘Winter Notes on Summer Impressions’, Summer 2006 (Featured Photographs)
  • SeeSaw Magazine: ‘Chronologies: An Interview with Richard Misrach’, Spring 2006


2005

  • SeeSaw Magazine, Autumn 2005: ‘Sleeping by the Mississippi: An Interview with Alec Soth’
  • ArtReview, September 2005: ‘The Kids Stay in The Picture: Wendy Ewald in Margate’
  • SeeSaw Magazine, Summer 2005: ‘Uncommon Places: An Interview with Stephen Shore’
  • Peep (Exhibition Catalogue): ‘PhotoDebut: The Collaboration Revolution’ (Essay)
  • SeeSaw Magazine, Spring 2005: ‘Landscape Stories: An Interview with Jem Southam’,
  • Creative Review, March 2005: ‘PhotoDebut’ (Featured Photographs)
  • Modern Painters, January/February 2005: ‘View From…The Berkshires’ (Article)

2004

  • SeeSaw Magazine: ‘Roaming: An Interview with Todd Hido’, Winter 2004
  • Aperture.org: ‘An Interview with Stephen Shore’, Autumn 2004
  • ArtReview, October 2004: ‘Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi’ (Feature Article)
  • ArtReview, July/August 2004: ‘Wolfgang Tillmans: Master of the Universal’ (Feature Article)
  • View Camera, July/August 2004: ‘Uncommon Places: An Interview with Stephen Shore’ (Feature Article)
  • Modern Painters, Spring 2004: ‘An Autobiography of Seeing - Stephen Shore's Uncommon Places’ (Feature Article)

Exhibitions

2010

  • ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, KIM Museum of Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia (Solo)
  • ‘Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs’, 2010 FotoFest Biennial, Houston, USA (Curator)

2009

  • ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, Host Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
  • ‘Projected Landscapes’, Architectural Association, London, UK (Group)
  • ‘Itchy Scratchy’, Permanent Gallery, Brighton, UK (Group)
  • ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, Format International Photography Festival, Derby Art Gallery, Derby, UK (Solo)

2008

  • ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, Scope Art Fair, Saatchi Stall, London, UK (Group)
  • ‘PhotoDebut PhotoSocial’, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK (Group)

2007

  • ‘Transformations’, Tisch School of the Arts Gallery, New York, USA (Group)
  • ‘Things We Love’ Crane Kalman Brighton, Brighton, UK (Group)

2006

  • ‘In China: Photographs by Aaron Schuman’, Oriental Museum, Durham, UK (Solo)
  • ‘Photodebut: Stop Moving’, Hoxton Sq./Brick Lane, London, UK (Group)
  • ‘The Observer: Seeds of Change Photography Exhibition’, Oxo Tower, London, UK(Group)
  • ‘Petites Morts’, Cynthia Corbett Projects, London, UK (Group)

2005

  • ‘In China: Photographs by Aaron Schuman’, Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, UK (Solo)
  • ‘Contemporary Street Photography’, Tate Modern (Members Room), London, UK (Group)

2004

  • ‘It Went Dark and I Saw…”, The Well Gallery, London College of Communication, UK (Group)
  • ‘PhotoDebut @ Home”, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK (Group)

2003

  • ‘This is Not a Fantasy’, Naked Duck Gallery, New York, USA (Solo)
  • ‘God Bless the Child’, John Stevenson Gallery, New York, USA (Group)

2002

  • ‘Secret Vocabulary’, The Horse Hospital, London, UK (Solo)
  • ‘Figment (n)...’, Mount House Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK (Solo)
  • ‘Slice: Exploration into Cultural Production’, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (Group)

Grants and awards

2010

  • United States Embassy, Riga: Artist Grant
  • Fotofest: Curatorial Commission
  • Arts University College Bournemouth: Research Fellowship

2009

  • Foam magazine: Winner - Talent 2009
  • Magenta Foundation: Flash Forward - UK Winner, 2009

2008

  • Arts University College Bournemouth: Research Fellowship

2007

  • Arts Institute at Bournemouth: Research and Scholarship Funding

2006

  • The Observer: Seeds of Change Competition - Runner-Up, 2009
  • Arts Institute at Bournemouth: Research and Scholarship Funding

2005

  • Arts Institute at Bournemouth: Research and Scholarship Funding

2004

  • Rotary International: GSE Grant – India (Karnataka)

2002

  • The Times (London): 2002 Photographer of the Year Award

1999

  • NYU: Tisch School of the Arts Award for Academic Excellence
  • NYU: Founders Day Award
  • Henry Luce Scholar: National Finalist
  • NYU, Tisch School of the Arts: Scholars Award

1995

  • NMH: Thompson Award in Photography

Juries, committees and editorial boards

2010

  • Paris Photo/Lens Culture/FotoFest Meeting Place and Portfolio Reviews, Paris, France - reviewer
  • FotoFest Biennial, Houston, USA – Curator and Reviewer
  • Magenta Foundation: Flash Forward 2010, Toronto, Canada – Judge
  • Photomonth Krakow: ‘Update UK’, Krakow, Poland – Nominating Curator
  • Hotshoe International Magazine – Contributing Editor

2009

  • Rhubarb-Rhubarb: International Festival Of The Image, Birmingham, UK – reviewer
  • Hotshoe International Magazine – Contributing Editor

2008

  • Photomonth Krakow, Krakow, Poland – Reviewer
  • Rhubarb-Rhubarb: International Festival Of The Image, Birmingham, UK – Reviewer
  • Hotshoe International Magazine – Contributing Editor
  • OjodePez Magazine – Editorial Board

2007

  • Deutsche Bank Pyramid Awards, London, UK – Judge
  • Rhubarb-Rhubarb: International Festival Of The Image, Birmingham, UK – Reviewer
  • Fotobild: International Fair For Photographers, Berlin, Germany – Reviewer

2006

  • Fotobild: International Fair For Photographers, Berlin, Germany – Reviewer
  • Rhubarb-Rhubarb: International Festival Of The Image, Birmingham, UK – Reviewer

2005

  • Rhubarb-Rhubarb: International Festival Of The Image, Birmingham, UK – Reviewer

2002

  • Tate Modern: Public Programmes – 'Street Photography', London, UK – Assistant Lecturer
         
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