Edwin Remsberg began his career as a photographer at the age of 15, combining his visual talents, interest in photography, and generations of farming heritage to document Maryland's agricultural community. These early experiences laid the groundwork for themes and relationships that remain central to him as a mature photographer. Remsberg started out by traveling around the state of Maryland as a photographer for the Baltimore Sun. Today, Remsberg works as a freelance photographer in collaboration with organizations such as Maryland Department of Agriculture and Maryland State Arts Council. He has contributed to Maryland's New Guide to the Old State Line and co-authored Dishing Up Maryland, 150 Recipes from the Alleghenies to the Chesapeake Bay and Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City. "Maryland Masters: Edwin Remsberg's Portraits of Maryland Traditions" fine arts series is a current traveling exhibit, which is shown annually at the Creative Alliance of Baltimore. It has been on display at the Science Discovery Center of Frostburg State University, The Ward Museum in Salisbury, Maryland and continues to travel throughout the state. He is best known for his images celebrating Maryland's people, places and culture. Through his passion for creating iconic images and his fascination with the concept of identity, he aims to provide his Maryland viewers with a true sense of place.
"For me, the photograph is not an end in itself but rather a tool for transmitting information, telling stories and educating. Photography is a means to bring these incredibly rich and interesting worlds to people who would not otherwise have such an opportunity. The content and the story is what matters. I am passionate about Maryland. The idea of sense of place is very important to me, because I have a long history with Maryland. I believe our sense of place comes not only from our geography around us, but from this human geography of who we are and the culture we create. I aim to provide Marylanders with the opportunity to gain a sense of their local identity, giving them something to appreciate and love. The visual experience offers individuals the chance to see themselves as unique but also for a larger culture to see itself as unique."
Edwin currently lives the life of an agrarian artist on his sheep farm in Harford County, Maryland, the eighth generation of his family to live and farm in this community.