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Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1959, Bill Schwab’s childhood was spent surrounded by photography. Coming from a family of professional and rank amateur photographers, the equipment and knowledge of it was easily come by. Choosing an educational path with emphasis in the arts, Schwab earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography and graphic design from Central Michigan University in 1983 and has pursued a photographic career both personally and commercially ever since.
Although his style has gradually developed over the years, the common themes that thread through this ever growing body of work are those of the natural and urban landscape.
His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad since the early 1980′s and is represented in a growing number of private, corporate and public collections throughout the world. Institutions holding his work in their permanent collections include the George Eastman House, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Dayton Museum of Art, Polk Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum and the Cincinnati Art Museum. Two books of his work have been published to date, Bill Schwab: Photographs (1999) and “Gathering Calm – Photographs 1994-2004″ (2005).