Carol Ehlers has been appointed Regional Director for the Chicago & Midwest, Vice President and Photographs Specialist by the Phillips auction house. As Regional Director, Ms. Ehlers will partner with Phillips specialists across all departmental categories to support the auction house’s business development efforts. As a Specialist, she will continue working with the Photographs team, for which she has consulted previously, facilitating the department’s consistent growth.
Prior to Ehlers’ recent appointment, she served for six years as a consultant for Phillips’ Photographs department and, previously, she was the Curator of the LaSalle Bank Photography Collection from 2001-2008. Ehlers was also the Director of the Allen Frumkin Gallery, Chicago and later owned and directed the Ehlers-Caudill Gallery, Chicago and the Carol Ehlers Gallery, Chicago. She has co-written a number of books and essays on photography, including "Rineke Dijkstra: Beach Portraits", which was published in 2002.