The MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS in San Diego, CA has selected DEBORAH KLOCHKO to fill the position formerly held by Founding Director Arthur Ollman, who retired from the position earlier this year.
For the last five years, Deborah has served as director for Visual Literacy, I.N.C., a private consulting business promoting understanding of photography. Her work with Visual Literacy has included consulting on the Smithsonian Photography Initiative Project and publishing three books, including Create and Be Recognized: Photography on the Edge, Picturing Eden, and Moment of Seeing: Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts.
Prior to her work with Visual Literacy, she served as the director for The Friends of Photography at the Ansel Adams Center in San Francisco. After working with MoPA part-time during July and August, Klochko began full-time work this month at the museum.
WILLIAM GARNETT, who was the premier aerial art photographer of his generation, died at his Napa, CA home on August 26th. He was 89.
Garnett piloted his own 1955 Cessna 170B and shot out the window. He claimed to have photographed in every state in the U.S., in addition to several other countries.
In 1953, Garnett received the first of three Guggenheim fellowships. His friend Edward Weston had suggested he apply. The following year, he was included in the landmark exhibition "The Family of Man" by Edward Steichen. In 1955 he was one of four photographers in a show at the George Eastman House. He published two books, "The Extraordinary Landscape", with an introduction by Ansel Adams, and "William Garnett Aerial Photographs".