Bill Schwab (born 1959) is an American photographer known for his emotionally charged yet peaceful urban and natural landscapes.
Born in Detroit, Michigan he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Central Michigan University in 1983.
Having been shown in many group and solo exhibitions in the US and abroad since the early 1980s, Schwab’s work continues to become more widely known and sought after. It is represented in a growing number of private, corporate and museum collections around the world including The Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati, Detroit Institute of Arts and the George Eastman House.
Bill Schwab’s career as a photographer and publisher now spans over 3 decades with work in many collections, publications, galleries and museum collections around the world. He has been a pioneer in the area of online representation and branding of his photographic art having successfully managed a worldwide collector base for many years as well as consulted with other artists and galleries on the subject. In addition to his work as a photographer, he owns North Light Photographic Workshops in Northern Michigan where he facilitates workshops in several photographic process a year as well as leads expeditions of photographers to Iceland, the Faroe Islands and more. Bill is also founder and host of “Photostock” an annual gathering of photographers, collectors and enthusiasts for workshops and reviews in Northern Michigan.
In 2005 he founded North Light Press with the intention of independently supporting and publishing the work of emerging as well as established photographers and has published 13 successful titles to date. Recently launched under his North Light Press label is a new series titled the “11+1 Signature Series”, a series of small run, limited edition books that contain 11 reproductions and 1 actual print. Each case bound book is signed and numbered by the photographer in an edition of only 100. The first two books, “Telos” by Clay Harmon and “Northern Shore” by David Eisenlord have sold out and there are now eight more titles in the series. S. Gayle Stevens, Jennifer Shaw, Kerik Kouklis, Clay Lipsky and more now have books on Schwab’s, North Light Press imprint.