RIP: Joe Schuyler, 1943-2015 (Updated)

Joe Schuyler (photo by John Cromie)
Joe Schuyler (photo by John Cromie)

Acclaimed Delmar photographer Joseph Schuyler died on Sunday (January 11) after a battle with cancer. He was 71 years old.

He exhibited his photographs throughout the Capital Region (Albany Institute of History & Art, the Schenectady Museum, Albany Center Gallery, Exposed Gallery of Photography, more) and beyond, from Brooklyn to Colorado. He was honored with two Kodak Golden Light Awards in portraiture and landscape, and his work was published in Rangefinder, American Photography, Zoom (International) and Photo District News, as well as countless other magazines, journals and books.

While Schuyler’s work encompassed a wide range of themes and subjects, he was best known for his work in the theater, especially Albany’s Capital Repertory Theatre, where he passionately chronicled the drama and comedy onstage for more than three decades, capturing the essence of each production with a keen eye.

“Joe was our eye,” says Capital Rep’s artistic director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. “He defined us visually. We will miss his bright smile and his beautiful photography. His work will serve as a record of our work, and that of so many artists and arts organizations.”

Schuyler – who was married to actress Eileen Schuyler for more than 40 years – also regularly trained his lens on Steamer No. 10 Theatre, Theater Voices and the former New York State Theatre Institute.

UPDATE: A celebration of Joe Schuyler’s life and work will be held at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany on Monday, February 23. Time TBA.

Joe Schuyler’s obituary

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