The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) has appointed Joshua Chuang to the position of chief curator. Chuang, who has been the Richard Benson Associate Curator of Photography and Digital Media at the Yale University Art Gallery, will assume his new post this month.
Chuang received his undergraduate degree in studio art from Dartmouth College, and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. While pursuing his own photography, he held positions at Howard Greenberg Gallery and Pace/MacGill Gallery, where he worked with William Christenberry, Robert Frank, Emmet Gowin, and Judith Joy Ross, among other artists. He began working at the Yale University Art Gallery in 2004 and was named assistant curator of photographs in 2007. He was promoted to Associate Curator of Photography and Digital Media at the Gallery in 2012.
Chuang's research has thus far focused on modern and contemporary American photography. He was the lead curator for the acclaimed retrospective exhibition "Robert Adams: The Place We Live" that toured North America from 2010 to 2012 and that is currently traveling in Europe through the summer of 2014. Chuang directed that exhibition's attendant three-volume publication, a second edition of which has just been released by Steidl. While at Yale he also organized the exhibitions "First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography" and "Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century" (co-organized with Jock Reynolds and Susan Matheson) along with their accompanying catalogues. In addition to his work as a curator, he has lectured and written extensively on modern and contemporary photography, and made key contributions to more than a dozen artist monographs, including those on the work of Lee Friedlander, Judith Joy Ross and Mark Ruwedel.