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Edward ShermanBiography: Edward Sherman has been photographing and excited about making images since he was fourteen years old. His mother who was a person of many interests first introduced him to photography, developing, and printing black & white negatives. Sherman has maintained his own photographic darkroom and printing capability since those early days. By maintaining his own darkroom/studio, he controls the entire process from image capture, to printing and producing the finished message. Edward Sherman’s photography explores a wide range of subjects and themes. He has focused his lens on the people in his Harlem community and other communities during his travels. His photographs reveal the life and times of ordinary people and every day recognizable objects and scenes. Places and things, like the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, a budding flower or a shadow on the sidewalk become Sherman fine art photographic images. Over the years, his enthusiasm for black & white photography consumed much of his work. However, Sherman has a brilliant command of color, design and abstraction. Sherman has built his photographic foundation through interaction and collaboration with his many artists & photography friends and colleagues. His groundwork includes undergraduate fine arts studies at Brooklyn College, photographic course studies at New School for Social Research under renowned photographer Lisette Model and over forty years of photographic activity. He is a former United States Marine Corps photographer, awarded for professional achievement and photographic coverage. The years Sherman spent working as a photographic color lab technician, have keenly focused his visualization and technical skills. In 1980, Sherman expanded upon his artistic skills by completing an internship in broadcast journalism. He then worked as a video camera operator and editor for NBC News affiliate, WNYT in Albany, New York. The experience of videotaping and editing general news events and a wide range of sporting events have helped shape Sherman’s story telling skills. Among the highlights of his photographic journey is working as a photographer for the New York City Police Department. After 911, the world changed and NYPD photographers have had a major role in documenting the aftermath. Included in that documenting, Sherman has photographed numerous funerals and memorials’ for fallen police officers. Among the routine photographic assignments he has covered during hi... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: USA Birthyear: 1945 Galleries: A select listing of art exhibitions Sherman has participated in includes; AC-BAW Gallery, Mt. Vernon NY, Columbia University, NYC, Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, NYC, Countee Cullen Library, NYC, Cinque Gallery, NYC, The Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine, NYC, Benin Gallery, NYC, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn NY, Bishop College, Dallas Texas, Great Neck Library Art Gallery, Long Island NY, Howard University Gallery, Washington DC, International House, NYC, Kenkeleba House, NYC, National Theatre Gallery, (FESTAC 77), Lagos Nigeria, Skylight Gallery, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp., Brooklyn NY, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYC, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY. Media: photography Style: photo-realistic, Photographic images of everyday people and decipherable objects and scenes.
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