I Photo Central dealer Charles Schwartz was featured in the March issue of Art+Auction, which is now on newsstands. The four-page color article has an illustrated interview with Schwartz about his interest and collection of Japanese ambrotypes, which is the largest and most important such collection in the world.
The article quotes Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which drew heavily on Schwartz's trove for its landmark 2003 exhibition "History of Japanese photography". "It's very hard to find high-quality pieces today, she says. Charles bought early and well, and he has helped the photo world recognize that these are objects worthy of being collected."