Schneider is perhaps the world's most famous expert on camera collecting.
Over the course of his long
career he has been a photojournalist, a commercial photographer, and a camera
test lab manager. For
18 years he wrote his incredibly influential Camera Collector monthly column at
the still deeply missed MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY magazine where Jason was also
Editorial Director. Modern was followed by his 16 year stint as Editor-Chief of
Popular Photography, then the world's largest imaging magazine. Along the way
many of his Modern Camera collecting articles were republished in the wonderful
3 volume set JASON SCHNEIDER ON CAMERA COLLECTING.
Focusing on a wide range
of interests, Jason has been an avid photography enthusiast, writer, and
lecturer amazingly enough since his
early teens. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington Square College
of New York University, where he majored in English Literature, minored in
Classics, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Schneiderís poetry and critical
essays on poetry have been published in the NYU college literary magazine and in
various collections. He's currently working on a book on Emily Dickinson's
poetry "Understanding Emily Dickinson.
A Reader's Guide To The Enlightened Master."
Jason is an
expert on most things photography: no only camera collecting and analog
photography, but also digital photography, the history of camera design and
technology, the business of photography, what it is to be a photographer, and as
he once proved to me, the best place to buy bratworst at Photokina in Cologne.
If all of that was not enough, Jason is genuinely one of the nicest, most
knowledgeable and interesting human beings you will ever likely have the good
fortune to meet on the net.