Robin Bowman is an Internationally known and award winning freelance photojournalist, author and lecturer documenting the most poignant international, social and political issues of our time. Work consistently demonstrates fierce commitment to creating concern for the human condition. Intuitively gifted at creating compassionate and trusted spaces where her subjects candidly share their personal stories.
Bowman’s photographs have appeared in publications worldwide, including The New Yorker, Life, New york Magazine, Time, Newsweek, People, US NEW and World Report, Sports Illustrated, Der Speigel, Fortune, Forbes, The Berlin Journal, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, and the German Stern, among others.
Her book “It’s Complicated: The American Teenager”, which won the Best Photography Book of the 2008 Independent Book Publishers Awards and was named as one of the top ten books for young people by the YALSA, a division of the American Library Association, pairs portraits and stunningly candid interviews made over a period of five years with over 400 teens around the U.S. The entire collection of 263 portraits and transcripts was recently purchased by the New York Public Library for its permanent collection, with the intention of mounting an exhibition. The NYPL’s curator of photography has compared the collection to the Depression Era documentary work of the legendary WPA and FSA. MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer-prize winning author, Kate Boo, describes it best when she writes that Bowman’s “camera seems to listen, and the faces she captures with it sing.”