At The Festivals 


The New York Photo Festival (NYPH’12) is taking place throughout Dumbo on the Brooklyn waterfront from May 16-20. This year’s theme explores the matrix of art photography and social documentary, with exhibitions, programming, and special events that examine points of origin and the intersection of these two traditional categories of image-making… The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph returns to downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, June 7-9 with exhibitions, presentations, interviews, workshops and outdoor projections… The United Photo Industries collective is behind Photoville, a “photographic village” taking place in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park from June 22-July 1. The centerpiece will be over 30 shipping containers of exhibition space. There will also be nighttime projections, lectures, a photo dog run, a summer beer garden and lots more.


In the Museums


The Morgan Library & Museum in New York has appointed Joel Smith as the first curator of photography in the institution’s history. The Morgan’s holdings currently number several thousand photographs, ranging from the work of amateur or unknown photographers to vintage prints by major masters. Smith, who has been at the Princeton Art Museum since 2005, curated over a dozen exhibitions, including Pictures of Pictures andThe Life and Death of BuildingsThe MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is opening the Kurtz Gallery for Photography on May 3. Ron Kurtz of Commerce Graphics is the major contributor to the construction of the new space and has donated a large part of the Berenice Abbott archive. Her science photographs as well as many of her manuscripts will be on display in the inaugural exhibition: Berenice Abbott, Photography and Science: An Essential Unity… The Florida Museum of Photographic Art (FMoPA) has recently moved to 400 North Ashley Drive in the Downtown Tampa Arts District. It occupies the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Cube, a six-story atrium building. The inaugural exhibition is Andy Warhol & Friends, which runs through May 27.


Gallery Beat 


The Rebekah Jacob Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina—with an in-depth focus on modern art and photography of the American South—has moved to 502 King
Street. The new location triples the space and places the gallery in the forefront of Charleston’s renaissance… Paul Amador has closed his gallery on 57th Street and is dealing privately… A number of Chelsea galleries are on the move: look for new locations for the Sasha Wolf Gallery, Daniel Cooney Fine Art and Foley Gallery.


And the winner is


The International Center of Photography Infinity Awards recipients include Daido Moriyama for Lifetime Achievement; Ai Weiwei for the Cornell Capa Award; Stan Douglasfor Art; Benjamin Lowy for Photojournalism; and Anouk Kruithof for Young Photographer…British photographer Paul Graham has received the 2012 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, which comes with a $150,000 cash prize. The Foundation citation noted that “in images both sensitive and subtly political, Graham makes tangible the insignificant traces of the spirit of the times we do not normally see”… The 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship Award winners in photography are: Elizabeth B. Barret, Peter Bogardus, Stephen DiRado, Dornith Doherty, Douglas DuBois, Wendy Ewald, John Gossage, Bill Jacobson, Fazal Sheikh, Sara Terry, and Peter Galassi for photography studies.