Bryan Schutmaat was born in 1983 in Houston, where he later completed a BA in history at the University of Houston. He has also received an MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School in Connecticut. Schutmaat’s photographs have been widely exhibited in such venues as Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Photographic Resource Center at Boston University; and Houston Center for Photography. Among the awards Schutmaat has won are the 2013 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer Award and first place at Center’s 2013 Gallerist Choice Awards.