An Introduction to Jason Schneider

Jason Schneider has been an avid photography enthusiast, writer, poet, and camera collector since his early teens. He was graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washing- ton Square College of New York University, where he majored in English Literature, minored in Classics, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Over the course of his long career he has been an over-the road truck driver, a professional cook, a photo- journalist, a studio photographer, a retail camera salesman, and a camera store manag- er. He is perhaps best known as a writer and editor who created The Camera Collector column and rose through the ranks at Modern Photography magazine to become its Editorial Director. After leaving Modern in 1987, he became the Editor-in-Chief of Popular Photography then the world’s largest imaging magazine, a position he held for nearly 16 years until stepping down in 2003.

Considered an expert on the history of camera design and technology, the business of photography, and the creative processes of photographers, Jason has written 3 books on camera collecting and an authoritative volume on woodburning stoves. He is cur- rently a contributing editor to Shutterbug magazine and Senior Editor of Digital Imag- ing Reporter, an imaging industry trade magazine. Jason Schneider lives in Catskill, NY with his wife Glenda. A lifelong student of Emily Dickenson, he is currently writing a book with the working title “Understanding Emily Dickinson: A Reader’s Guide To The Enlightened Master”, which is slated for publication in 2019.

Jason is the featured speaker at this year's MIPHS Annual Dinner Meeting

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