Based in Athens, Margo Newmark Rosenbaum is a celebrated photographer and musician. Born on February 17, 1939, she earned her bachelor’s degree in painting and drawing from the San Francisco Art Institute in California and her master’s degree in the same field from the University of Iowa. In 1966 she married Art Rosenbaum, also an artist and musician. She moved with her husband in 1976 to Athens, where he began teaching in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.

Doc and Lucy Barnes with Kids Singing
Doc and Lucy Barnes with Kids Singing

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts.

Over the years, Rosenbaum has collaborated with her husband on numerous projects, most notably photographing folk musicians as he recorded their performances. Later she began working in large-scale digital photography, displaying images taken in Ecuador and Japan at the 2010 exhibition New Work by Art Rosenbaum and Margo Newmark Rosenbaum in Athens.

Rosenbaum’s photograph Doc and Lucy Barnes with Kids Singing (1977) is part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.

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Doc and Lucy Barnes with Kids Singing

Doc and Lucy Barnes with Kids Singing

Doc and Lucy Barnes with Kids Singing (1977) by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. According to Rosenbaum, "In the work Doc and Lucy Barnes with Kids Singing, I have attempted to freeze on film a moment of time which celebrates life." Photograph, 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia's State Art Collection.