Jean Dykstra

Anthony Beale


Dear Readers:

As we look ahead to an exciting new season, we have some changes to announce at photograph. After nearly 30 years at the helm, founder, publisher, and editor Bill Mindlin is retiring. Anthony Beale, who has been at the magazine for 22 years, is taking over as publisher, bringing his extensive experience with the magazine and his knowledge of the field to this new role.

After more than 15 years with photograph, most recently as managing editor, I have happily accepted the position of editor.

Bill founded photograph (then known as Photography in New York) with Ava Swartz in 1988, as a gallery guide for a burgeoning photography scene. Over the years, he and his team have steadily expanded the magazine, transforming it into an indispensable source of news, reviews, and critical commentary about photo-based art, launching an elegant and informative website, a weekly e-newsletter, and establishing a strong social-media presence.

With gratitude and appreciation for his vision, we wish Bill all the very best in his endeavors and are honored to continue what he started. We hope you enjoy the September/October issue, where you’ll find Joanna Lehan’s analysis of Hank Willis Thomas’s politically engaged artwork, so relevant in this tumultuous election season; Lyle Rexer’s interview with Gideon Mendel about his disconcerting series Drowning World; Vince Aletti’s selection of two compelling recent photo books; and all of the lively reviews, profiles, and columns you’ve come to expect from photograph.

Jean Dykstra