FIELD TRIP TO THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Sean Corcoran, the Curator of Prints and Photographs invited us to visit the museum and gave a wonderful talk and tour of the archives holdings. He shared a lot of valuable information, and took us into the cold vault. The first room stores prints is 60 degrees, and the second room that holds negatives is 40 degrees. Needless to say, we were only in there for a few moments.
All black and white photos copyright Grayson Dantzic / bottom color images copyright George Malave
APAG IS AN EXHIBITOR AT AIPAD SHOW AT PIER 94 – April 2017
The AIPAD show moved to Pier 94 this year, and expanded the list of exhibitors which means we were able to have a table in the book section. It went very well, and we met many people who were interested in APAG, and were able to promote our new handbook. The Photo Archive Handbook: What You Need to Know!
Photos copyright: Grayson Dantzic, top three rows / Mary Engel, bottom three rows
APAG TRIP TO THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION – July 2016
Wonderful trip to the Gordon Parks Foundation in Pleasantville, NY. We were led on a great behind the scenes tour by Assistant Director, Amanda Smith. Thanks also to Executive Director, Peter Kunhardt for the invitation! We were all inspired by the organization of the archive, and can see the passion that the foundation has to continue to promote Gordon’s wonderful work! Stop by if you are in the area to see the Muhammad Ali Exhibition. www.gordonparksfoundation.org.
All black and white photographs by Grayson Dantzic. All color (except for group shot) by Mary Engel.
APAG FIELD TRIP TO MANA CONTEMPORARY – January 2016
Wonderful bus trip to Mana Contemporary in Jersey City with 25 APAG members on 1/22/16. Sponsored by ICP and Executive Director Mark Lubell. Catherine Sippin, the Assistant Director of Mana gave us a history of Mana and took us on a tour through the building to the Anthony Quinn collection, the Richard Meier Model Museum and several other organizations.
The second part of the tour focused on ICP. Curator Christopher Phillips showed us the ICP exhibition space, Chris George told us about the scanning process, and Mark Lubell gave us a tour of the entire ICP Archives. Mark discussed his future plans and development for the archives and the ICP space at Mana.
All photos below – Copyright Grayson Dantzic
Archive Articles from the ASMP Newsletter, The Literate Lens and Photo District News.
Interview with Mary Engel in The Literate Lens by Sarah Coleman
Article in Photo District News April 2015 – Planning Now for Your Archive’s Future
Photo District News published an article in its April 2015 issue about archival planning, organization, appraisal, and digitization, including some advice and several quotes from Mary Engel. Read the comprehensive article on PDN’s website, or pick up a print copy of the magazine. The article is also scanned below.
Article in ASMP Magazine by Mary Engel – What To Do With All of the Photographs?
The responsibility of handling a photographer’s archive is huge. It is a big decision for someone to become responsible for an artist’s life work, and it is extremely important to understand how much is really involved in the business end of this type of endeavor. Many issues aren’t necessarily evident in the beginning but become apparent over time.
INHERITING MY MOTHER’S PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE
I inherited my mother, photographer Ruth Orkin’s, archive when I was just out of college. There has been a great satisfaction for me in keeping her name in the public eye, and having people continue to see and appreciate her work; however, managing all the details involved comes with a lot of work. Even with someone like my mother—who achieved recognition during her lifetime with numerous awards, exhibitions, books and an internationally known image, American Girl in Italy, to her credit—a lot of constant promotion still needs to be done to make the archive viable.
Read/see the full article here » (PDF format)
You Tube Channel
Visit our YouTube channel for clips and recorded panels from past seminars and workshops on current issues and best practices in photography archives.
Archive as Project Conference in Poland attended by Grayson Dantzic
Warsaw, Poland, May 2010: Grayson Dantzic, (APAG Executive Vice-President) attended the conference, and gave a presentation titled: Archiving as a Metaphor for Life: A Slideshow.
Please see attached pages from the conference book. It also includes an essay by Krzysztof Pjarski titled: The Archive as project – The Poetics and Politics of the (photo) Archive.
Read/see the full article here » (PDF format)
Past Speakers at APAG
Kenneth Falcon /attorney
Pascal Prince /custom printer
Tom Gitterman / Gitterman Gallery
Joseph T. Baio / Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP
What Are We Going to Do with All These Photographs?
Estate and Other Issues with a Photographer’s Archive, October 2008
Held at the Howard Greenberg Gallery
The panel was moderated by Mary Engel, daughter of Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel and founder of APAG. The panelists included Denise Bethel, Senior Vice President and Head of Photography, Sotheby’s; Howard Greenberg, owner and founder of the Howard Greenberg Gallery ; Richard Halperin, co-author of the Art Law Handbook and estate planning attorney with McLaughlin & Stern; Marc Jacobson, copyright attorney; Edward Yee, Appraiser, Penelope Dixon & Associates; and Jeff Rosenheim, Curator of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Panel, left to right: Ed Yee, Penelope Dixon and Associates, Howard Greenberg, Howard Greenberg Galley, Jeff Rosenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mary Engel, Orkin/Engel Film and Photo Archive, Marc Jacobson, attorney, Denise Bethel, Sothebys.