Saul Robbins is interested in the ways people interact with their surroundings, and the psychological dynamics of intimacy. His photographs are motivated by observations of human behavior and personal experience, especially those related to loss and unity. Robbins’ work has been exhibited and published internationally. He is best known for the series Initial Intake, which examines the empty chairs of Manhattan-based psychotherapy professionals from their clients’ perspective, referencing viewers perceptions, associations, and responses to this particular environment and the work that takes place there. In 2012, Robbins created How Can I Help? – An Artful Dialogue, inviting passersby to speak with himself and other artists about anything they wish for free and in complete confidence, in a pop-up office / exhibition environment in Midtown Manhattan. This is the first time Robbins is curating this unique interactive presentation in Photoville.
Exhibitions include Bolinas Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, chashama, Deutsche Haus at NYU, Griffin Museum, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Ost Gallery, Moscow, Portland Art Museum, The Philoctetes Center, The Wellin Museum of Art, and others. Publications include Aufbau, Berlin Tagesspiegel, D – La Repubblica, The Daily Mail, DART, Feature Shoot, Love Issue, More, The New York Times, Real Simple, Slate, Wired, and others. Grants and awards include chashama Windows Award, Clarence John Laughlin Award (Finalist) The Covenant Foundation, Sony World Photography Awards (Finalist), AJPA Rockower, Gunk Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Robbins received his MFA from Hunter College and teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York City. He also consults privately and leads master workshops internationally about professional development for artists and photographers.