Hinda Schuman


Henry-Biber-bio-picHinda Schuman specializes in photojournalism. She was a staff photographer for 20 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, photographing sports, features, news, and photo-essays.

Her personal projects combine documentary work -often autobiographical with text. (http://hindaschuman.net)

Hinda has shown her work internationally, winning first prize in the open category in 2011 at the Pride Photo Awards in Amsterdam. Her photographs have been exhibited in galleries in New Delhi, Mumbai, London, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and other locations.

Recently she has photographed in the Mississippi Delta ( examples here ) and photographed incarcerated women during their last year spent at  transitional housing. Currently Hinda teaches workshops and classes from her studio in Philadelphia and for the continuing education program at the University of the Arts- also in Philadelphia. She has travelled widely most recently to Cambodia and India. She loves teaching and has many students who are enroll in several classes over the years. Her teaching philosophy stresses encouraging each student to work hard creating new images that express what they have to say. She welomes students interested in any area of the genre. Currently she is teaching advanced composition from her studio, and will be offering “A Sense of Place” beginning at the end of April 2014. Summer classes at University of the Arts include: “Photojouralism” and also a class entitled “Street Photography” . Topics change throughout the year so check her website for more information. Also she has a great sense of humor, and a gift for getting people to look hard and see more.

Other projects include working with Linda Johnson documenting the state of Pennsylvania www.thepennsylvaniaproject.com

Hinda and Linda also have another joint venture designing websites and blog site (http://6eighteenstudios.com)

Call Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231. Lots of people seem to hang up if our welcome recording comes on instead of a live voice, but we promise to return your message within a day or two if you leave one with your name and number.  It would be even better if you included your e mail address as well as the date and city of the class you are considering.  If leaving a voice mail message is not your thing, please email us at DPAbooking@digitalphotoacademy.com or Richard@digitalphotoacademy.com.

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  1. February 20, 2014

    “We had a great time at your Digital Photo Academy class in Philadelphia on Saturday and wanted to let you know that the pace, style of instruction and the location was perfect for us. We enjoyed the beginning discussion of composition and the references to different perspectives while we walked the streets and the Ben Franklin bridge. Thoroughly enjoyed the end of the class in the coffee shop showing you our photos.

    This was Colin’s first time talking a photo class and he really enjoyed it.

    Thanks again,”

    – Glen & Colin

  2. February 20, 2014

    “Thank you so much for the class. I really appreciated it and it was really great meeting everyone. I threw a few of my favorites into a Flickr stream if anyone is interested. Thanks again. I hope everyone had a great time.”

    – Dave Bock

  3. February 20, 2014

    “I really love the school and to have exposure to local well-known established photographers who are supportive to their craft and students — no matter what experience level — is a wonderful opportunity!

    I just wish I had more time to take all these classes.”

    – Kellie

  4. Gina Fiorilli
    May 18, 2016

    “Hi Hinda,

    I just wanted to thank you for the time your spent with Juliana on Saturday. She really enjoyed the class and learned a lot. I will look into some additional classes for her. Can she request you?



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