the Governor's Arts Award Winners

David Scheinbaum

Santa Fe

2010 recipient, Individual Artist

David Scheinbaum is Professor/Chair of the Photography Department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

His photographs of New Mexico’s Bisti Badlands can be found in his book Bisti, published by the University of New Mexico Press, 1987. In 1990 Florida International University Press published Miami Beach: Photographs of an American Dream. In 2006 the Museum of New Mexico Press published, Stone: A Substantial Witness. He and his wife, Janet Russek, have collaborated on two projects; Ghost Ranch: Land of Light, Photographs by David Scheinbaum and Janet Russek, Balcony Press, 1997, and Images in the Heavens, Patterns on the Earth: The I Ching, The Museum of New Mexico Press, 2005. His current photographic work focuses on Hip Hop music and culture. The work was featured at The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, entitled Recognize: Hip-Hop and Contemporary Portraiture.

David 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.

Scheinbaum has exhibited internationally, and is represented in many museum collections.