Robin Schwartz is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow in photography with photographs in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Art; The Brooklyn Museum and the Bibliothéque Nationale, France, among others.

Schwartz was short-listed finalist at the Hyeres Festival de Photographie 2010, France; a two-time recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant; and a Ford Foundation Individual Artist Grant as a graduate student at Pratt Institute.

Schwartz is a Professor in Photography at William Paterson University of New Jersey and has taught at The International Center for Photography, New York City.