Doug Schwab – Artist, Photographer, Educator


A self-taught photographer,Doug Schwab was working as a staff photographer for the major defense contractor ITT when he first began taking classes in photography. It was at this time that he studied with George Tice and Lisette Model among others. 

Schwab sees photography as a simple craft that can be a wonderful combination of technology and self-expression.  

For many years he was a Leica enthusiast, but in the mid 1990s he began working creatively with view cameras that prior to that had always been a commercial photography tool for him. 

 Currently he is using digital negatives created by smaller film cameras and digital cameras. These negatives are then used to generate palladium prints and other alternative process prints. 

 Schwab has exhibited work in museums, galleries and alternative spaces throughout New York City and New Jersey. He has taught photography at the Germain School of Photography, Kingsborough Community College, New York City School of Technology, Adelphi University, and Pratt Institute. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Brooklyn College.

 Doug Schwab’s work can be seen at:

 He is also a contributor to