Edward Sherman has been photographing since he was 14 years old. Sherman has built his photographic foundation through interaction and collaboration with his many artists & photography friends and colleagues. His groundwork includes undergraduate fine arts studies at Brooklyn College, photographic course studies at the New School for Social Research, under Lisette Model, and over 40 years of photographic activity. He is a former United States Marine Corps photographer. The years Sherman spent working as a photographic color lab technician have keenly focused his visualization and technical skills. In 1980, Sherman completed an internship in broadcast journalism. He then worked as a videographer and editor for NBC News affiliate, WNYT, in Albany, New York. The experience of videotaping and editing a broad spectrum of news and sporting events has helped shape Sherman’s visual storytelling ability.
Among the many highlights of Sherman’s photographic journey is working as a photographer for the New York City Police Department. Sherman’s assignment as police commissioner Raymond Kelly’s photographer was indeed an honor and a sign of high regard for his photographic capability. Another of Sherman’s major assignments during his NYPD career was photographing Pope Benedict XVI during his 2007 three-day visit to New York City. After 911, the world changed and Sherman and other NYPD photographers have had a major role in documenting the aftermath.
Sherman states, “It is to the human family I address my photographs and to the African Diaspora family I dedicate them.”
Sherman has exhibited his photographs at (selected listing): Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, NY, the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs, NY, the Stamford Center for the Arts, Sackler Gallery, Stamford, CT, Columbia University, NYC, Kenkeleba House, NYC, Brooklyn College, NYC, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, FESTAC 77, National Theatre & Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria, The Photography Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, UBS Investment Bank, Stamford, CT, ACBAW Gallery, Mt. Vernon, NY, Howard University, Washington, DC, Bishop College, Dallas, Texas, Cinque Gallery, NYC, Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln
Center, NYC, Countee Cullen Library, Harlem, NY, the Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine, NYC, Great Neck Library Art Gallery, Long Island, NY, and The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY.