A FESTIVE FALL

 

Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) begins in September with a wide variety of exhibitions and events in and around Atlanta. The diverse offerings bring together art enthusiasts, collectors, dealers, photographers, and critics…Lucidity. Inward Views is the theme of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, which will be held from September 8 to October 9. Among the many events, there will be 25 solo exhibitions and public space “interventions” spread throughout Montreal, transforming the city into a vast and coherent group show…Photo Month Boston is premiering in October and will act as a conduit to inform and educate the public about the art of photography. Museums, galleries and institutions throughout the greater Boston area will participate.

 

IN THE MUSEUMS

 

The newly appointed director at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography isNatasha Egan. She has been at MoCP for 15 years and has organized numerous national and international exhibitions…For its 25th anniversary, The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos will feature a number of exhibitions including Illuminating Texas: 25 Lone Star Moments, which shows how the rich literary and photographic collections relate to the culture and history of Texas…The Getty Museum announced the acquisition of 69 photographs by famed fashion and celebrity photographer Herb Ritts…Richard Misrach has donated 33 prints to the Oakland Museum and Berkeley Art Museum to commemorate the anniversary of the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley fire.

 

GALLERY TALK

 

Located inside the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, Panopticon Gallery is celebrating its 40th anniversary with its biggest group exhibition to date…40-year congrats also goes to theAfterimage Gallery in Dallas…The G. Gibson Gallery, which opened in Seattle 20 years ago, is celebrating with a series of mixed media exhibitions…The Robert Tat Gallery andCorden/Potts Gallery have moved upstairs to a larger space on the 4th floor at 49 Geary Street in San Francisco…Michael Shapiro, a photo dealer since 1980, has relocated to the East Coast from San Francisco.

 

A MONTH OF BENEFITS

 

On October 3, the George Eastman House benefit auction will be at New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion. More than 150 photographs have been donated in support of the preservation of the museum’s collections…The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego is holding its photography auction on October 5 to benefit its world-class exhibitions and education programs…The Center for Photography at Woodstock benefit auction will be October 9. Honorees are Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, founders of Fotofest…Boston’s Photographic Resource Center benefit auction will be October 15… TheAperture Foundation benefit, auction, and SNAP! Party will be October 17. The event will honor Bruce Davidson, Gerhard Steidl and Robert Anthoine.

 

AND THE WINNER IS

 

For its Focus Awards, the Griffin Museum of Photography selected Dr. Alison Nordströmfor Lifetime Achievement, Harold Feinstein for Living Legend, Eileen Gittins for Rising Star and Susan Mosser for New England Beacon…The Leica Oskar Barnack Award winner is Danish photographer Jan Grarup for his portfolio Haiti Aftermath… The Inge Morath Award went to Zhe Chen for her project Bees, which documents self-mortification among a community of disaffected Chinese…The winner of the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography is Scott Dalton for his project So Close, So Far: Daily Life and Cartel Violence in Ciudad Juárez.