Bob Shamis

Born 1948, New York, United States. Lives and works in New York, United States.
Bob Shamis is an independent curator, consultant, and photographer. He has organized photography exhibitions for galleries and museums, including the National Gallery of Canada and the George Eastman House. From 1998 to 2006, he was the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York, where he organized more than a dozen exhibitions including Magnum’s New Yorkers; Subway: Photographs by Bruce Davidson and The Destruction of Lower Manhattan: Photographs by Danny Lyon. He is the author of The Moment of Exposure: Leon Levinstein Photographs (1995) and New York In Color (2011). He is also the author and editor of Leon Levinstein and the co-editor of James Karales, Saul Leiter: Early Black and White, and The Life and Work of Sid Grossman, four monographs published by Steidl Publishers.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture