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An Interview with Successful Photographer Marshall Swerman

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Our host, Sharon Beth interviews successful photographer Marshall Swerman, a self-taught photographer who began taking photographs in 1966 when living on the Lower East Side of New York City. Swerman studied filmmaking and videography at the School of Visual Arts and The New York School of Photography. His reportage work of the culture of the late 60's through the mid-70's has been published worldwide. Swerman was among the first photographers to document the proliferating phenomenon of graffiti in New York City -showcased in a cover story in the prestigious Print Magazine and in books. His photography has been celebrated in solo exhibits in New York City, Martha's Vineyard, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. His work is found in collections throughout the world.

In the 70's, he co-founded a successful advertising boutique and graphics arts services company in Los Angeles that catered to the film, television, radio and recording industries. Now resurrecting his art passion, Swerman is revisiting his photography and archives, working towards completing many photographic projects and new projects. SOme projects are: 'Dead Cars and Other Body Parts', a photographic study of stripped and abandoned cars; 'Factory and Friends Series' that includes rare photographs of Andy Warhol and his entourage of 'superstars' shot when given the opportunity to spend time with Andy at his studio.

Three of Swerman's other photographic projects include his completing a book chronicaling his photographic work of the heyday of the hippie/peacenik/psychedelic/be-in/love-in era and Woodstock of the 60's as he witnessed and experience it, and a series of digitally altered photographs he calls 'digital impressionsim' of Italy and other locales. His other project is titled Heavenly Objects and Celestial Objects that celebrates the female body and our universe as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.