Ken Schneiderman is an American photographer specializing in portraiture, entertainment, advertising and editorial work.  Born in Atlanta, GA, he was heavily influenced by his Grandmother’s Nat Geo magazine collection and his Dad’s family slideshow nights.  After completing a degree in Music and Anthropology, Ken walked and documented the five hundred mile medieval pilgrimage route, El Camino de Santiago in Spain.  He relocated to New York to be the darkroom printer for legendary portrait maestro Arnold Newman.  Soon after, he began regularly assisting a myriad of renowned photographers including Mary Ellen Mark, Rodney Smith, Albert Watson, Dan Winters, Frank Ockenfels, Brigitte Lacombe and Andrew Eccles.

Whether shooting key art for entertainment projects, editorial stories, soulful portraits for public awareness campaigns, or street photography around the world, Ken is known for his seasoned professionalism, comfortable demeanor, and commitment to the craft.  He has been a volunteer photographer for Love Not Lost, helping to preserve memories of terminally ill family members since 2015.  Ken regularly teaches photography and lighting in workshops and at a college level.  Despite modernity, he still finds joy and magic crafting portraits slowly with his 1959 Linhof large format camera.  An avid ukulele player, Ken and his wife, Mai, have one daughter who sometimes thinks she’s a mermaid and a small scruffy dog who naturally assumes she’s a person.  All three dwell in Atlanta, GA.

About Me

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.”

~ Henry David Thoreau


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