HELEN S. SCHWARTZ
“Helen S. Schwartz captures the heart and soul of America's past and present through her camera's lens, bringing history alive in her photographs.”
- Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins author/lecturer
Schwartzs' educational background includes a degree from the Antonelli School of Photography. Her photographs of musical performers and children's ballet have been published domestically and internationally.
An early 90s visit to Gettysburg National Military Park led to a display of her work in Gettysburg years later. That decision opened the floodgates and she chose to specialize in photographing history while also experiencing the sights, sounds and beauty of the battlefield. She published two "photographic journey" books that take readers through two decisive battles of the American Civil War: "Tell Them All About It, Won't You?" Images of the Present, Voices of the Past Gettysburg and “the nailhead that held the South's two halves together.” Vicksburg: A Photographic Journey (endorsement on back cover by National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus, Edwin C. Bearss).
Both books are made, bound and printed in the U.S.A. on domestic paper and are sold at National Parks, including Gettysburg and Vicksburg, museum shops and book stores.
Schwartz's photos appear in Civil War News and The Artilleryman. Her photographs have been featured in books by Gettysburg historian Timothy H. Smith and author/lecturer/historian Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins. Many of her framed prints are displayed in the upstairs dining rooms at O'Rorke's Eatery and Spirits in Gettysburg and in Battlefields and Beyond Book Shoppe in Old Gettysburg Village.
She supports the preservation of our Battlefields, National Historic Sites,and National Parks for future generations and hopes that her work will inspire others.