Mary Engel provides an invaluable resource to photographers and their heirs though her organization APAG. She provides important information through meetings and seminars where issues are addressed with intelligence, practicality and expertise.
– Philip Trager
You are really running a great, collegial organization (APAG), The mutual sharing of insights and experiences is invaluable.
– Jon Gartenberg
What is APAG?
The American Photography Archives Group is 501(c)(3) non-profit that is a resource organization for individuals who own or manage a privately held photography archive. Collectively, the group has dealt with everything from archival supplies and copyright infringement to working with photo dealers. Our meetings provide a supportive and lively forum for exchanging experience and knowledge with others who have faced or are facing similar issues. From time to time, guest speakers also share their expertise in intellectual property law, estate planning, appraisals, and other topics vital to managing an archive. See video excerpts from our first panel discussion, and read the article “What to Do with All the Photographs” by Mary Engel.
APAG Board of Directors
President & Founder
Executive Vice President
Vice President and Secretary
Who are our members?
Most of our members have inherited a photography collection from a parent, spouse, or other family member. A few represent foundations that were created to administer a photography archive. There are also many living photographers who are organizing their archives, and preparing to turn over administration of their archive to a family member or institution at a later time. We also have adjunct members from related fields such as archivists and librarians. Visit our membership page to see whose work is represented in APAG, and go to the Photographs page to see some of their photographs and read their biographies.
Howard Greenberg Mark Lubell Katharine Martinez, Ph.D.
Founder and Owner, Howard Greenberg Gallery
Executive Director, International Center of Photography
Katharine Martinez, Ph.D.