Art Fairs And Festivals
The lights will shine bright November 10-13 as Paris Photo celebrates its 15th anniversary at the Grand Palais. Over 115 galleries from some 23 countries will present the best of 19th-century, modern and contemporary photography in the heart of the French capital. The fair will celebrate African photography from Bamako to Cape Town, unveiling the creative wealth of historic and contemporary African artists…Look for lots of fun in the sun (or shade) in Miami from November 30-December 4 with 15 different art fairs, includingArt Basel Miami Beach, with more than 260 galleries, and Art Miami, which will showcase modern and contemporary art from 100 galleries and institutions…In the first ever Lehigh Valley Photography Month in November, nearly 40 venues throughout the region will celebrate the art of photography. The InVision Photo Festival, held in Bethlehem, PA, November 3-6, will also feature special events and workshops…In the nation’s capitalFotoWeek DC, November 5-12, is celebrating the transformative power of photography through exhibitions, diverse programming, and collaboration with the local and international community…PhotoNOLA, held December 8-11, is an annual celebration of photography, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries, and alternative venues citywide.
In The Museums
At the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), Russell Lord has been appointed the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs. Lord, a historian, curator, and educator, recently completed a fellowship in the photographs department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art…The International Center of Photography’s longtime director, Willis E. Hartshorn, is stepping down for health reasons. The 61-year-old Hartshorn joined the ICP in 1982 and became the director in 1994. He helped raise more than $20 million to relocate the organization from 94th Street to 43rd Street in 2000, a move that resulted in a 50% increase in space, and the ICP’s collection has doubled under his tenure, to nearly 100,000 images…In honor of Harry Callahan at 100, the retrospective at the National Gallery of Art, the Callahan family—including the artist’s wife, Eleanor, and daughter, Barbara—has given a gift of 45 of his photographs. In addition, Susan and Peter MacGill have promised the National Gallery seven more Callahan photographs…The Getty Museum has acquired over 70 photographs by artist Ed Ruscha as well as his Streets of Los Angeles archive, including thousands of negatives, hundreds of photographic contact sheets, and related documents and ephemera.
Congrats to the Staley-Wise Gallery on their 30th anniversary. The first show in 1981, featuring the work of Horst, was in a 300-square-foot space on Wooster Street in SoHo…The Howard Greenberg Gallery in the Fuller Building on 57th Street has expanded by taking over the 2,500-square-foot gallery space next door. It will be used to showcase displays of large-scale photographs…The Holden Luntz Gallery in Palm Beach, FL, is moving to a new location that is roughly double the size of its current space.
One of New York’s oldest arts organizations, the Camera Club of New York, is holding its benefit auction November 7 at 25 Central Park West…Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography gala and auction is November 18…SF Camerawork, an organization that encourages emerging and mid-career artists to explore new directions in photography and related media, is holding its benefit auction on December 3.