Robert Sturman is an award-winning professional photographer and dedicated yoga practitioner. Increasingly, his work focuses on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of yoga practice. The New York Times has twice written features celebrating Sturman’s photographs of yoga from around the world. He has photographed for the Olympics, the Word Cup, the Grammy Awards, and many others.
Sturman’s portraits, set in the streets of Manhattan, the beaches and canyons of Malibu, the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, and beyond, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. His repertoire runs the gamut from yogis perched on rocks surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, to orphans practicing yoga in Kenya, to breast cancer survivors, and more. Sturman has also worked extensively photographing war veterans who have embraced the practice of yoga to to heal post-traumatic stress.
In Sturman’s own words, “I often think of Rumi’s words ‘I can’t stop pointing to the beauty.’ That feels right to me.” A native Southern Californian, Robert Sturman lives in Santa Monica with his dog, Chai.