Black Pride by Ed Sherman, 1968, Photography, 15 x 7 inches (archival inkjet prints)
Edward Sherman has been photographing since he was 14 years old. Sherman’s photographic foundation includes undergraduate fine arts studies at Brooklyn College, photographic course studies at the New School for Social Research, under Lisette Model, and over 50 years of photographic activity. He is a former United States Marine Corps photographer. The years Sherman spent working as a photographic color lab technician has keenly focused his visualization and technical skill sets. In 1980, Sherman completed an internship in broadcast journalism with the New York based “Community Film Workshop Council.” He then worked as a videographer and editor for NBC News affiliate, WNYT, Albany, New York. Among the highlights of Sherman’s photographic journey is working as a photographer for the New York City Police Department. Sherman’s assignment as police commissioner Raymond Kelly’s photographer was indeed a sign of high regard for his photographic ability. His major assignments during his NYPD career included photographing Pope Benedict XVI during his 2007 visit to New York City and having a major role in documenting a changed world following the aftermath of 9/11.