An APAG West primer with Alla Efimova.
On Monday, January 27, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m, curator and scholar Oluremi C. Onabanjo will engage in conversation with renowned artist and APAG member Marilyn Nance about her photographic archive of FESTAC 77, the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture held in Lagos in 1977. Nance photographed the month-long festival, creating 1,500 images of the historic celebration of Pan-African art and culture.
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“Harlem, Hollywood, Broadway: African American Legends Photographed by Jack Mitchell” opens January 19, 2020, at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama, features 36 hand-selected silver gelatin and color photographs of important African American artists and performers taken by Jack Mitchell over a career spanning five decades. APAG member Craig Highberger represents the Mitchell archive.
Kodak’s “Kodakery” podcast features APAG member, Harold Feinstein. Harold was born in Coney Island in 1931. When he passed away in 2015 the New York Times declared him: “One of the most accomplished recorders of the American experience.”
“This week we’re talking with filmmaker Andy Dunn and curator Carrie Scott about a phenomenal photographer that you might not know about: Harold Feinstein. Harold began shoot in the ’40s and his images are as powerful today as they were back then. We talk about what place his photography has in history and how Andy and Carrie have both been instrumental in keeping Harold’s story alive.”
Vineyards: Photographs by Fred Lyon is out now from Princeton Architectural Press.
As a budding photographer and oenophile in the 1940s, Fred Lyon surveyed the wine photography of the day and thought, “I can do better than that!” What followed was a seven-decade adventure that took him to the world’s great wine regions – to French chateaux, the verdant slopes of Chile, and the picturesque wineries of Italy, Greece, Portugal, and beyond – always returning to the breathtaking Napa and Sonoma vineyards that lie just over the bridge from his San Francisco home. Lyon’s keen eye illuminates moments both grand and intimate that define the world of winemaking: families turning out for the harvest, a horse pulling a sled of freshly picked grapes, a midmorning workers’ break to enjoy bread and cheese. Vineyards is a delightful gift for wine lovers, foodies, and armchair travelers.
There were many well known winners at this year’s Lucie Awards. APAG founder and president Mary Engel is seen here with Annie Leibovitz, who won for “Achievement in Portraiture”. Other winners included Jay Maisel, Maggie Steber, Stephen Shore, Zanele Muholi. See the other winners.
On October 17, 2019 at 10:45 am—12:15 pm at New York University, Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10012, Oluremi Onabanjo (Columbia University) will present “Last Day in Lagos: Encountering Marilyn Nance’s FESTAC ‘77 Photographic Archive”
From 15 January through 12 February 1977, more than 15,000 artists, intellectuals, and performers from 55 nations worldwide gathered in Lagos, Nigeria. Formally titled the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, FESTAC drew on the Négritude foundations of Senegal’s 1966 World Festival of Negro Arts and emphasized themes of Pan-Africanism and global black liberation. Visual artist Marilyn Nance served as the official photographer for the USA contingent of the North American delegation to FESTAC.
We send our deepest condolences to APAG member Maria Valentino, whose father, photographer Walter Chandoha passed away this week.
By the time he died Mr. Chandoha had taken some 90,000 cat photos, nearly all before cats had become viral darlings of social media. He was 98.
Presented by APAG (West) and the Appraisers Association of America, “Managing the Market Posthumously” took place in San Francisco in December. A presentation by Annie Segan, Director of the Arthur Rothstein Legacy Project, was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Melanie Light with appraiser Lindsay Nivens Frostini, and other estate specialists. The evening also included a preview exhibition tour of “When Government Worked: New Deal Picture Stories” by Arthur Rothstein.