Due to the pandemic, APAG West has been incorporated into the New York-area branch as we continue to host our meetings virtually.
APAG West is an affiliate of the American Photography Archives Group. Launched in San Francisco in April 2018, APAG West serves the members throughout California and the Western states. The organization will hold two day-long seminars a year in addition to special member events.
Alla Efimova, Chair
Alla Efimova – firstname.lastname@example.org
Neder Gatmon-Segel (Curatorial Associate) email@example.com
Membership: $100 APAG West and APAG https://www.apag.us/membership/
Archiving in the Digital Age / Digital Asset Management Software for Photographers, Archivists, and Collectors
*This workshop will be held over Zoom due to Bay Area shelter-in-place orders*
Saturday, May 2, 2020, 1:30pm PST
Join APAG West and SF Camerawork on Saturday, May 2, for a workshop on Digital Asset Management (DAM) techniques that are transforming the world of digital archiving. This workshop is especially tailored to benefit photographers, those managing photography private archives both large and small, and collectors with growing digital and physical collections.
Beatrice Thornton, Digital Asset Manager at Hogarth Worldwide, will lead us through the basics of digital archiving with DAM software, and will be followed by a panel of experts and professionals who have successfully implemented DAM software for their archives, libraries, and private collections.
Discounted registration for APAG West and SF Camerawork members! Register below.
Beatrice Thornton is an archivist, digital asset manager, and historian based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a B.A. in Art History and French from New York University (2009), M.A. from the Bard Graduate Center in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture (2015), and an Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library Science (2017). She has a special interest in photography history and experience with collections that have significant photography holdings ranging from family-run to corporate archives. These include the Louise Bourgeois Studio, Jan Yoors Family Partnership, Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive, and Cartier Archives. She is currently a Digital Asset Manager at Hogarth WW in the South Bay.
The Second Annual APAG West Seminar
October 12-13, 2019
Center for Photographic Art, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
APAG West gathered curators, artists, and archivists at the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, for a day of inspiring and instructive panels and discussions addressing the present state and future of photographic archives. The next day, seminar participants attended a special viewing of Relativity: Wynn Bullock and Albert Einstein and an exclusive tour of the Weston home and darkroom at Wildcat Hill. It was truly an inspiring weekend—and an amazing opportunity to connect with other archivists and photography enthusiasts from all over the West Coast.
Click HERE to view the complete seminar schedule
APAG West Event Archive
Workshop: How to Present Your Collection/Archive for Museum and Library Placement
by Alla Efimova
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Casemore Kirkeby Gallery
1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
This workshop will help you develop a strategy for placing your artwork collection in museums and libraries and successfully navigate the acquisitions process.
- How to distinguish your collection to get the attention of curators.
- How to create the most professional presentation package.
- How to be realistic about the potential of sales and donations.
- What to consider in the agreements and deeds of gift.
APAG and APAG West at AIPAD Photography Fair
April 4-7, 2019
Pier 94, New York City
APAG West Introduction Meeting and Brunch
February 2, 2019
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica
Steering committee Alla Efimova and Melanie Light introduced APAG West to familiar and new collectors and archives in Southern California. As APAG West continues to expand its reach, we will be planning programs to take place in the Los Angeles area.
Managing the Market Posthumously
December 6, 2018
Canessa Gallery, San Francisco
Left: Group. Right: Panel: Lindsay Nivens-Frosini, Melanie Light, Brodie Hefner, and Annie Segan. December 6, 2018. Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Inaugural APAG West Seminar
October 14, 2018
UC Berkeley, School of Journalism
All photos copyright Jared Stapp.
“All the presentations were fascinating and the whole day was planned out so beautifully.”
“The content, the speakers, the venue and hospitality, all exceeded expectation.”
We were very pleased to receive the attendees’ responses to our survey and to hear ideas and suggestions about the types of programs the group would like to see in the future. We are working to address such topics as inventory and organization of an archive, digital content management, and working with museums and archives. We are planning engaging events and workshops throughout the year, and look forward to the next year’s seminar in the Fall of 2019.
Please share the membership information with friends and colleagues who might be interested in APAG West. If you are not already a member, please join here. – Alla Efimova, PhD, Chair