LEIBOVITZ WINS WEXNER PRIZE
Photographer Annie Leibovitz has won the Wexner Prize, along with a $50,000 sum. This prize was awarded by the Wexner Center for the Arts of Columbus (Ohio). Leibovitz is the 14th person to receive the Wexner Prize.
MET ANNOUNCES SHIFTS IN PHOTO DEPT.
This summer Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced two new appointments that shifted responsibilities within its Department of Photographs. The current Curator in Charge Malcolm Daniel will move into the newly created position of Senior Curator, and Jeff Rosenheim, currently a Curator in the department, will become Curator in Charge.
Campbell stated, in making the announcement: "The superb staff of the Department of Photographs has done outstanding work under the leadership of Malcolm Daniel over the past nine years. With this transition, Malcolm will once again be able to devote himself full-time to the study of 19th- and early-20th-century photographs. Indeed, the upcoming series of exhibitions he is now organizing will add greatly to our understanding of photography's rich early history."
Campbell continued, "Jeff Rosenheim will bring to the job his own expertise and scholarship, including his important contributions to the field of American photography. He has a keen interest in modern and contemporary photographs and their links to the Met's encyclopedic collections. It is a perspective that will inform our future programming both in the Main Building and when we occupy the Whitney Museum's Breuer building on Madison Avenue beginning in 2015."
CLAMPART APPOINTS JULIE GRAHAME
NEW FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
New York City Gallery ClampArt has appointed Julie Grahame as the gallery's new full-time Associate Director. Grahame is the online publisher of aCurator.com, a full-screen photography magazine, and also the aCurator blog, which was cited in Life's 2011 Photo Blog Awards. For 16 years Julie managed a large international photo syndication agency, then for several seasons was production manager at the fashion magazine, ZOOZOOM.com.
Catherine Wyatt, the gallery's Associate Director since 2007, will still be at ClampArt two days a week (on Thursdays and Fridays) in her new capacity as a Gallery Assistant, as she begins her study of graphic design at Parsons New School for Design.