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Janet Russek. 2006 - 2007.

Gelatin Silver Print


Janet Russek (b. 1947) is a photographer and private

fine art photography dealer in Santa Fe, NM. She and her husband, David Scheinbaum, founded Scheinbaum and Russek, Ltd., in 1980. Russek was a founding member of the New Mexico Council on Photography, and she has served on the boards of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers. Her work is part

of the permanent collections of several museums, including the New Mexico Museum (Santa Fe), the Bibliotecque Nationale (Paris), and the High Museum of Art (Atlanta).


“I started photographing pregnancy when a friend said

that her belly reminded her of my still lifes of fruits and

vegetables and would I photograph her. It was a gift as it opened up a whole new world to me working with women in the height of their journey of pregnancy and birth. I am grateful for all they shared.”

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