Howard Schatz is an award-winning photographer now living in New York City with his wife and business partner, Beverly Ornstein. An accomplished ophthalmologist, Schatz successfully switched gears from medicine to photography mid-way through his career. With over 20 books of photographs to his credit, Schatz's wide-ranging artistic oeuvre includes studies of dancers (in his book, Passion & Line), athletes (in Athlete, and his 2012 release of At The Fights), portraiture (in Gifted Woman, Homeless: Portraits of Americans in Hard Times, Rare Creatures: Portraits of Models, The Virtuoso and Seeing Red: The Rapture of Redheads), and a world of underwater imagery, different from anything ever seen (in Pool Light, WaterDance and his release of H20). Schatz is a consummate achiever - having won nearly every award possible in his field. Six photographs from Howard Schatz's Passion & Line series were included in the 41st Annual World Press Photo Foundation exhibition, Eyewitness 1998", an exhibition of the best 200 photographs of 1997, as selected by an independent jury from over 36,000 entries. Howard Schatz has exhibited extensively around the world. His photographs are included in the permanent collections of numerous museums including: International Center of Photography, New York; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach; Musee de L'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland.