Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his days as an NYU film student in the late 70’s. 

He is the author of two monographs: The New Yorkers (Proof Positive Press), is a collection of his New York City photographs shot on Kodachrome between 1978-2005.

His second, The Phone Book (Schiffer Books 2015), is Herman’s collection of iPhone photographs made using the Hipstamatic App’s square format while traveling across the world.The Phone Book was chosen as one of the best photography books of 2015 by Elizabeth Avedon.

His photographs are in the permanent collections of The Museum of the City of New York, The George Eastman House, The Telfair Museum in Savannah GA and the Casa Morra Foundation/Museum in Naples, Italy.

In 2015, Herman’s photographs from The New Yorkers was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Amerika Haus in Munich, Germany.

Herman's work has been featured in The New York Times, Lens Culture and many other publications. 

He has a Masters from the School of Visual Arts in Digital Photography and a BFA in Filmmaking from New York University.