Sunday, September 20, 2015
The seminar concluded last night as I went to a classroom, and found a breakout session still going strong, and I had to inform them that it was 6:30 and everyone else had left already! I think they might have stayed all night listening to George Miles from Yale, Lisa McCarty from Duke and Jennifer Watts from The Huntington, the esteemed panel who graciously stayed late answering all their questions.
I appreciate all the kind words I have received, and I am so pleased that the 2nd Annual APAG seminar was a great success! Thanks to all the attendees and panelists who travelled from 13 states and Canada! I am so appreciative to my wonderful volunteers, Bryan, Ryan, Danny, Ronnie and Stephanie! I could not do this without the passion and support of my board Grayson Dantzic, Ernest Londa and our newest member Julie Grahame! Our wonderful accountant David Aron deserves our appreciation for his help all year. Andrew Smith from the Andrew Smith Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico was a big help in all the pre-planning of the event, and moderated several panels.
Of course, our host ICP helped make the entire event run smoothly, including Erica, Christina, Nicole and Kemal who videotaped the entire event, and I am eternally grateful for Phil Block and Mark Lubell’s continued support, who were both able to welcome everyone on Friday morning! Thank you also to all the APAG members who support APAG throughout the year!
Mary Engel, Founder and President, APAG
“The APAG seminar is a must for anyone wanting to know more about preserving and presenting an archive. The two day event took place in a most cordial atomosphere where all were welcome and information flowed freely. Great people to be with and learn from.” -Laurence Salzmann, photographer
“Thank you so much for those two wonderful days. My head is full of information, it will take me a while to digest it all.” -Ariel Borremans, Director Guy Borremans Archive
“Holding On and Letting Go” by A.D. Coleman, Photocritic International
“In Appreciation” by Judith Thompson, Harold Feinstein’s wife
In this interview with Mary Engel and Executive Vice President Grayson Dantzic we discuss the creation of APAG, and the 2nd Annual APAG Conference in New York, held at the International Center of Photography, ICP, in September 2015. The conference featured leading curators, archivists, librarians, foundations, and photographers on the topics of preservation, strategy, and contemporary concerns and approaches.
With so many families of photographers and professionals trying to understand how best to pass on their legacy, and what to do with an inherited archive, and a myriad of approaches and options, the task can be daunting. If you are interested in photography, estate planning, leaving a legacy, and preserving a photographic archive, then listen in! Recorded at ICP in New York City, in September 2015 by Harris Fogel. Mac Edition Radio
All color photos above – Copyright Harris Fogel / All black and white photos above – Copyright Grayson Dantzic