The photographs of Howard Schatz are exhibited extensively around the world and are included in the collections of numerous museums such as International Center of Photography, Oakland Museum and Musee de L'Elysee amongst others. His work has appeared in countless magazines throughout the world, including Vanity Fair, Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, TIME, Sports Illustrated, US News and World Report, and GQ Italia.
It is worth noting that such a success in photography was preceded by an academic career as a retina specialist. Schatz completed his medical degree at The University of Illinois College of Medicine and worked for many years as an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA, before turning to photography, his second career and passion. His first profession had a strong impact on his photographic methods teaching him to look precisely at human being and to make approach to everybody. “Dancers”, “Athletes”, “Human Body”, “Folds” and “Motion Studies” series offer a detailed study of the human physique in between science and aesthetic dimension.
Over the last 25 years, Schatz’s work has been published in 20 books. His 2-volume Retrospective “Schatz Images: 25 Years” is a winner of a 2015 American Photo Book of the Year Award, The International Photography Award for Book of the Year and has Gold Medal The One Eyeland 2015.