Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hi, Last weekend Tory Lynford (Photo Legacy Foundation Project Manager) and I went to Photoville! It is a small photo fair with photographs exhibited in shipping containers in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 3. It is a walk from any train station, and was hot, hot, hot. However, you can take a taxi or have a car drop you off right at the entrance on Furman Place reachable from either Old Fulton Street or Atantic Avenue. Conceptually, it was very unique, and an interesting location right on the East River. I thought the larger format worked better in the spaces, such as the photos on Transgender Teens by Josh Lehrer. APAG member, Julie Grahame will be on a panel on music photography this Saturday 6/30 at 1:30pm. There have been some important curatorial appointments recently, which mean some changes in the photo world. Mark Robbins is the new head of the International Center of Photography,(ICP). Robbins comes from the school of Architecture at Syracuse University. Quentin Bajac is the new chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art, (MOMA). Bajac comes from the Pompidou Center in Paris. Also, Jessica S. Mcdonald is the new chief curator at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. Mcdonald comes from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I have been posting APAG member news for now on our facebook page, until our website is revised, which should be completed in September. Plans for our symposium are shaping up, and it will most likely be on a Saturday in late October. We will keep you posted. Have a great summer! Best, Mary Engel