John Schabel was born in Great Falls, Montana in 1957. He lives and works in New York City. He attended Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT and School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. His work was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art 1997 Biennial, New York, NY and the International Center of Photography 2003 Triennial, New York, NY. Public collections that include his work are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, and The Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA. A book of his work titled Passengers was published in 2013 by Twin Palms Publishers.