Our Fourth Annual 2018 APAG Seminar was held on December 8 and 9, 2018. It was another successful event for the attendees, panelists and our new sponsors. We were very pleased to have the support once again of our incredible host, the International Center of Photography, ICP. Our new sponsors were the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, Uovo and Picturae. Most of the panelists traveled to NYC from seven states, and we had a full house. We have almost outgrown ICP and just in time, as hopefully at the new location downtown, there will be an even larger space for us to have our seminar next year!
“KUDOS on a wonderful conference, well run, fascinating speakers and cutting edge with Bitcoin panel. I learned much and connected with friends new and old. Thank you again for doing so much for families of photographers like me. I’m so grateful to have connected with you and APAG – it’s going to be a real slog but now I feel that I’m in a community, not alone doing it.” Jessica Seigel
“Mary, I just wanted to thank you for an a wonderful seminar – what a wealth of information and expertise! APAG has truly become an invaluable resource for me and a treasured group of colleagues and friends. THANK YOU for all you do!!” Margaret McCarthy
All photos below – Copyright Grayson Dantzic Photography
All photos below – Copyright Harris Fogel
Ellen Boughn – ellenboughn.com
Alla Efimova, PhD – thekunstworks.com
Loni Efron – ilon.com / intagliogroup.com
Monique Fischer – nedcc.org
Julie Grahame – juliegrahame.com / karsh.org
Dennis Inch – Archival Methods.com
Maria Kessler – bloctechmedia.com
Dr. Loren E. Miller – nmaahc.org
Hanoch Sheps – mazzolalindstrom
Andrew Smith – andrewsmithgallery.com
Jennifer Stoots – Stootsllc.com
Mary Virginia Swanson – maryvirginiaswanson.com
Katie Wagner, Esq. – Katie Wagner, Esq
A.D. Coleman – A.D.Coleman
Mary Engel APAG / orkinphoto.com
Julie Grahame – juliegrahame
Stella Kramer – stellakramer
Stephen Perloff – photoreview.org
Andrew Smith – Andrewsmithgallery
Scroll down for bios.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Panel #1: 10:00 – 11:30am
Museum Curators: How Do They Find Work For Their Exhibitions and Collections.
Panelists: Dr. Loren Miller, Alla Efimova, PhD – Moderator: Mary Engel
Panel #2: 11:45 – 1:15pm
Conservation and Preservation: What You need to Know to Protect Your Archives
Panelists: Monique Fischer, Dennis Inch – Moderator: Stephen Perloff
Lunch: 1:15 – 2:15pm (on your own)
Panel #3 : 2:30 – 4:00pm
Licensing and Marketing: Learn All About It From the Experts
Panelists: Mary Virginia Swanson, Julie Grahame – Moderator: Stella Kramer
Coffee break: 4:00 – 4:30
Breakout Sessions: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Panel #4: 10:00 – 11:30am
From a Legal Perspective: Contracts and Copyright
Panelists: Hanoch Sheps, Kathryn E. Wagner Esq. – Moderator: A.D. Coleman
Panel #5: 11:45 – 1:15pm
What’s it Worth? Appraising Prints and Copyrights Associated with an Archive”
Panelists: Jennifer Stoots, Ellen Boughn – Moderator: Andrew Smith
Lunch: 1:15 – 2:15pm
Panel #6: 2:30 – 4:00pm
The Internet: New Technology and How It Will Impact Our Industry
Panelists: Loni Efron, Maria Kessler – Moderator: Julie Grahame
Coffee break: 4:00 – 4:30pm
Breakout Sessions: 4:30 – 5:30pm
(Includes 3 panels each day, breakfast, afternoon coffee, breakout sessions and Sat. evening party)
One Day- APAG member $225 / non-member $250
Two Days – APAG member $ 400 / non-member $450
Additional attendee from an archive/photo studio – member $175 each day
Please pay with PayPal by using dropdown categories below for members, non-members and additional attendees.
HOTELS: Below are hotels in Midtown that are within walking distance of ICP. There are many other Manhattan hotels that are also convenient by subway, bus, or cab. ICP is located at 1114 Sixth Avenue, at 43rd Street.
Large Chain Hotels:
Small Boutique Hotels:
Night Hotel, Theater District or Times Square
ELLEN BOUGHN – Appraiser and Licensing Expert
Ellen Boughn’s career in photography began in Los Angeles as founder of the creative photo agency, After-Image. She was responsible for all legal and contract matters with both photographers and licensees as well as being the creative head of the agency. She sold the company to the U.K. business, Tony Stone Images (now part of Getty Images), becoming president of Tony Stone/LA.
Leaving Stone after three years, she successfully marketed and sold the digital rights of the Horace Bristol Archive to Corbis Images. Corbis hired her as its first Executive Editor responsible for advertising and commercial images. She also served as Interim Director of Sales (Licensing). Subsequent to the Corbis experience, Ellen built three more collections for different licensing companies, twice from inception, responsible for all contracts and licensing documents in addition to recruitment and writing requirements for the company websites.
Currently Boughn performs collection and archive appraisals as they related to the future licensing value of copyrighted work or the value of future licenses in matters relating to estate taxes, for an archive for scheduled for donation, in divorce proceedings, for insurance and for use as collateral.
Boughn is often engaged as an expert witness to determine the licensing value of images involved in unauthorized use cases and has also prepared reports and declarations about patents that relate to the licensing of intellectual property over the Internet.
Graduating from Colorado College (Zoology) and from the UCLA Anderson School’s Executive Program, Boughn has attended many continuing education seminars, classes and courses. She has been a member of the Copyright Society, the Northwest College of Art and Design Advisory Board and a member of DMLA (Digital Media Licensing Association) and ASPP (American Society of Picture Professionals). She attended the Congress of European Picture Agencies (CEPIC) over a dozen times. Her appraisals follow USPAP (Seattle 2008 | Los Angeles 2014 |Current through 2019. Ellen has been retained by law firms both small and large, on both coasts and in between, as well as for European and Canadian Plaintiffs and Defendants. She is based on Bainbridge Island, WA in the Seattle area.
ALLA EFIMOVA, PhD
Alla Efimova, PhD, is the Founder and Principal of KunstWorks. As an art historian, curator, and museum director, she has been a strong advocate for artists’ rights and strategic legacy planning. Efimova is the author of several books and catalogs and numerous articles and serves on the boards of regional and national cultural organizations. She has taught the history of modern and contemporary art for over two decades.
As a collector and curator and a lover of Harlem, Loni Efron opened ilon Art Gallery in 2014, a boutique photography gallery and art advisory. The gallery exhibits 20th century and contemporary photography from the favorites to the emerging photographer, located in the heart of historical Harlem, New York City. Specializing in 20th century and contemporary photography, Loni helps her clients build and manage their photography and art collections. Loni believes the collection of art is as much as an effective financial venture as it is a means of personal expression. Her mantra is art can provide pleasure and add beauty to your home and at the same time help you diversify your investment portfolio. Loni’s story began back in the early 90’s while she started her career as a black and white printer and archivist for Annie Leibovitz. Branching out, she opened Ilon and Company working with the industry’s top photographers and artists. Her 2nd client, David LaChapelle was soon followed by Steven Klein, Joel Meyerowitz and The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. As the years went on the list continues to include the “greats” such as the Starn Brothers, Richard Gere, Alfred Wertheimer, Gilles Peress, Michel Comte, and Philippe Halsman to mention a few. Loni Efron continues to archive, organize and monetize photographer’s archives which include images, physical assets and any other item that is in an artists’ collection. Loni is a certified Filemaker consultant and she designs custom database solutions in Filemaker. Her database solutions are custom designed to complement the existing archives to organize and monetize her clients’ businesses. You will find solutions Loni has created throughout most of her clients offices and studios. As Loni wanted to reach every day working photographers and industry professionals Loni created four “out of the box” solutions: iArchive, iGallery, iManage and iInventory. These solutions are for photographers, artists, galleries, agents, producers and prop houses and holders of large inventories (respectively) to help archive, organize and monetize their businesses at a fraction of the cost of a custom solution. These solutions can also be customized.
MONIQUE FISCHER, Senior Photograph Conservator
Monique Fischer has specialized in the conservation of photographic materials since 1994. In collaboration with the Image Permanence Institute, she was awarded a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1997 for the development of A-D Strips, a tool that detects deterioration in acetate film. Monique lectures extensively on photograph conservation in the US and abroad, and has been awarded two fellowships by the J. Paul Getty Trust to investigate the longevity of digital output media. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). Monique received a B.A. in Chemistry from Smith College, and a M.S. in Art Conservation with a concentration in Photographic Materials from the Winterthur / University of Delaware Program.
Julie Grahame was born in London, England, but moved to New York last century at a tender age to manage an international photo agency. Since then, she has licensed thousands of images, reviewed hundreds of portfolios, sold untold prints, judged dozens of competitions and published a handful of websites, including her pride and joy, full screen magazine and blog aCurator. Grahame represents the estate of Yousuf Karsh, and, among other things, consults with photographers on various aspects of their business.
DR. LOREN E. MILLER
Dr. Loren E. Miller is a curatorial assistant at the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA). CAAMA showcases the Museum’s dynamic image collection through a changing exhibition program of still and moving images, publications, and public programs. Miller began her tenure at the Museum prior to its opening when she was selected as the Mellon Curatorial Fellow in 2015. Since that time, she has assisted in developing, researching, and writing three photography exhibitions (Everyday Beauty, Everyday Beauty II, and Represent) and three photography books in the Museum’s Double Exposure series. Most recently she participated in developing and hosting the inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival. Additionally, Miller has worked on exhibitions at a variety of other institutions including, the National Building Museum, Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, and the National Library of Medicine. The Library’s website currently hosts Miller’s first individually curated exhibition, Physician Assistants, Collaboration and Care, and it is circulating a traveling version of the show throughout the country. Miller earned a B.A. at Skidmore College and a Ph.D. in American history from American University (2015). Her areas of focus include: Women’s and gender history, African American history, public history, and visual and material culture.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor and creative consultant Stella Kramer has worked with such top publications as The New York Times, Newsweek, People, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly. Based in New York City, Stella works nationally and internationally as a private consultant, to help photographers strengthen their creative eye, put together the strongest portfolios and websites that reflect their work, and set a course to reach their professional goals.
Stella has worked on many of the major news events in recent history. As photo editor for The New York Times series “Portraits of Grief” Kramer memorialized those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. She was awarded, along with Times editors and writers, the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as well as the 2002 Infinity Award of Special Recognition from the International Center of Photography. She also won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography with others at The New York Times.
In 1994 Stella oversaw Newsweek’s team of photographers covering the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. She was a photo editor for LIFE magazine’s special issue series on the 1990 Gulf War, “LIFE In Time Of War”, and has won awards from SPD, Women In Communications, and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Stella lectures, curates, appears at photo festivals around the country as a portfolio reviewer, and consults with companies on their visual image.
Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market. He has taught photography and the history of photography at numerous Philadelphia-area colleges and universities and has been the recipient of two grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for arts criticism. He was the recipient of the Sol Mednick Award for 2000 from the Mid-Atlantic region of the Society for Photographic Education, the first annual Vanguard Award from the Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image in 2007, and the Colin Ford Award for Curatorship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2012.
His photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and reside in many museum and private collections, including those of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the George Eastman Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lehigh University, and Haverford College. His exhibition, “Unseen Color, Part I,” was shown at The Light Room Gallery, Philadelphia, in March and April 2012; and “Unseen Color, Part II: East and West” was on view at The Light Room in May and June 2013. His work was recently included in the exhibitions “An Evolving Legacy: Twenty Years of Collecting at the Michener Art Museum” at the James A. Michener Art Museum (June 2009 – January 2010); “Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970–1985” at The Print Center, Philadelphia (fall 2009); “The Silver Garden” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (February– July 2005); “Continuum: Photography in Philadelphia: Past, Present, and Future” at the Free Library of Philadelphia (March–July 2007); “Filling the Frame” at Photo West Gallery, Philadelphia (April 2007), and “Hot Topic,” a show about global warming, at The Germantown Academy (fall 2007). His work was included in the exhibition “Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image” at the James A. Michener Art Museum (November 3, 2012 – March 31, 2013), and images from “Unseen Color” were shown at the InVision Photography Festival in Bethlehem, PA, from October 2012 to January 2013. In 2013 his work was seen at the State Theater in Easton, PA (February–March) and at the Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ (March–April). “West Philly Days,” an exhibition of images made between 1967 and 1976, was shown in West Philadelphia at The Gold Standard in September–October 2014.
He has been widely praised for his writing about the photography art market, including his detailed auction reports, and for his extensive reporting on major stories like the exposure of the production of fraudulent Lewis Hine prints. His articles have been reproduced in dozens of other journals — likeAmerican Photo, The Art Newspaper, Town & Country, Silvershotz, Photo News, Camera, and the website Le Journal de la Photographie — and he has been called on as an expert to comment on the state of the photography market for publications such as The New York Times, The Toronto Globe & Mail, The Wall Street Journal, and Photo District News. He has also written several essays and introductions for books, including for the 2012 Leica Oskar Barnack award winner Frank Hallam Day’sNocturnal and Feo Pitcairn’s Primordial Landscapes (2015). He is a long-time member of the Board of Artistic Advisers of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) in Philadelphia and was also a member of CFEVA’s Board of Directors.
He has curated more than a score of exhibitions, including “Philadelphia Past and Present” at the Philadelphia Art Alliance for the city’s tricentennial in 1982. He was the curator of the acclaimed series “Photography: Contemporary Prospect” at Historic Yellow Springs (1994–2001). And he curated the exhibition “Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration,” which opened at the James A. Michener Art Museum in September 2003 and traveled nationally through January 2005; an exhibition of environmentally concerned photographs, “Paradise Paved,” for the Painted Bride Art Center (April–May 2005); “Radical Vision: The Revolution in American Photography, 1945–1980” at the James A. Michener Art Museum (January–May 2006); the retrospective exhibition “Andrea Baldeck: The Heart of the Matter” at the Moore College of Art, Philadelphia (January–March 2007); and “Saving Face,” an exhibition of portraits drawn from the collection of Robert Infarinato at the Michener (November 2008 – March 2009). He was also the curator for the Woodmere Art Museum Photography Triennial (September 2009 – January 2010) and “Mark Sadan: Shadows of Delight” at the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and Galleries on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. His most recent curatorial project, “Extended Realities: The Language of Photomontage,” was seen at the Rowan University Art Gallery from October to November, 2013. He also has served as a juror for literally scores of competitions, locally, nationally, and internationally and has served as a portfolio reviewer at numerous photography festivals like FotoFest, Photo Lucida, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and for several regional and national conferences of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).
Hanoch is a valued associate who focuses on art law, commercial litigation and insurance coverage. He represents domestic and international commercial businesses including art galleries, insurers, auction houses, artists, private collectors, fine art transporters and storage facilities in litigation and transactional matters. His practice also includes extensive work on insurance matters, including subrogation and coverage determinations, as well as broker liability and bad faith claims handling. Hanoch has represented various artists and businesses in matters involving authenticity and fraud, moral rights, and breaches of contract and warranty. He regularly helps clients prepare commercial documents ranging from fine art consignment and private sale agreements to independent contractor agreements, from website terms and conditions to Bills of Lading, warehouse receipts and services agreements.
Andrew Smith started his photography business in 1974, in Santa Fe, working with prints by Edward Curtis. In 1975, as a member and eventual director of the Center of the Eye Photography Collaborative, he began to work with a variety of contemporary artists. He graduated from the University of New Mexico law school in 1982 and practices law for 3 years while engaged in his photography business. He opened a public gallery, Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1984, moving the gallery to Santa Fe in 1986. Over the last 35 years the Andrew Smith Gallery in Santa Fe, has presented over 150 exhibitions and hosted over 1,000,000 visitors. It has bought, sold and brokered the sale of approximately 200,000 photographs, worth more than $120,000,000.00. He has worked with and represented many hundreds of photographers during this time The gallery is best known by collectors and museums as the international source for significant 19th and 20th century photographs of the American. In about 2010 he initiated his “Emerging Artists on Medicare” program to assist elder and elderly photographers intelligently preserve and place their work. He recently moved to Tucson, Arizona.
JENNIFER L. STOOTS
Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA, is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America, having been tested in field of specialty—photography. She has been professionally involved in the arts for 24 years, has been working in the photography market for 20 years, and has been appraising contemporary art, Northwest art and photography for 16 years. She has been living and working in the Northwest essentially since 1990. (She relocated to Brooklyn for a brief stint —2011 to 2014—for graduate school at Pratt Institute, earning her Master’s degree in the History of Art & Design, with emphasis on photography history.) Stoots acquired her credentials to appraise art from NYU’s Appraisal Studies Program for Fine and Decorative Art in 2002 and she earned her Master’s degree in the History of Art & Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (2013). Jennifer is most often engaged in appraising contemporary art, fine art photography and photographic archives, as well as preparing market analysis reports, and helping individuals manage their collections or archives and plan for their legacy.
MARY VIRGINIA SWANSON
Mary Virginia Swanson is an Advisor to Emerging & Established Artists and Arts Organizations. Based in Tucson and NYC, Ms. Swanson lectures frequently and conducts workshops in the US and abroad on making and marketing art. Check MVS ON THE ROAD for upcoming public events and WORKSHOPS for upcoming workshops in the US and abroad. Mary Virginia Swanson is an innovator, educator, author, advisor and entrepreneur in the field of photography. Ms. Swanson counts among her consulting clients internationally known artists and respected arts organizations. Unique among advisors in our field, her broad background and professional reputation offers a broad range of perspectives on both the making and marketing of art. Swanson co-authored with Darius Himes the acclaimed Publish Your Photography Book: Revised & Updated (2014) and continues to stay current on the growing market for photobooks, reflecting both the relative ease of self-publishing and the rise of the collectible photobook market. She frequently serves as a Judge on contemporary photobook competitions.
Katie Wagner is the Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), which provides legal and education services to the New York arts community. She is responsible for developing VLA’s legal services, education, and advocacy programming, and facilitating pro bono legal representation for hundreds of artists and arts and cultural organizations in need each year. She also oversees the overall operations of VLA, and regularly consults with artists seeking legal assistance. Ms. Wagner develops curriculum and teaches VLA educational programs, raising awareness of the legal and business issues facing the arts community. She also works closely with VLA’s Board of Directors on strategic planning and governance of the organization.
Prior to joining VLA, Ms. Wagner was Vice President and Counsel for the National Music Publishers’ Association, the leading trade organization representing the interests of music publishers in the United States. Ms. Wagner served as a legal advisor for the litigation and policy initiatives of the association. She also focused on NMPA’s overall litigation efforts and related licensing offerings. Through her efforts, the association was instrumental in establishing a fair digital marketplace for its music publisher and songwriter members as digital media companies with vast financial resources became significant consumers and distributors of their works.
Ms. Wagner previously practiced in the litigation group at Pryor Cashman LLP where she specialized in intellectual property and complex business transaction proceedings. Ms. Wagner is a member of the Entertainment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She holds a law degree from Tulane University, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, and a bachelor of arts in Comparative Area Studies from Duke University
Thank you to everyone who attended the 3rd Annual 2017 APAG Seminar this past weekend! We had 45 attendees and 15 panelists. The response was amazing, and I appreciate all the kind remarks about how inspiring and educational it was! I really appreciate the assistance from our fantastic tech Francesco and Alejandro from ICP, and Efrem, Lily, Pamela and especially Annie, one of our charter members. A huge thank you to my board who is always there when I need them to lend their expertise and unwavering support, Grayson Dantzic, Julie Grahame and Ernest Londa.
I was very pleased to release an advance copy of THE PHOTO ARCHIVE HANDBOOK. Thanks to the contributors to the book, Andrew Smith, Kenneth Falcon, Robin Moore, Julie Grahame and Jennifer Stoots and to the photographers who loaned photos. Also, to my editor Judy Herrmann, and especially my longtime collaborator and wonderful graphic designer, Christine Zamora of CZ Design, whose professionalism, friendly and patient manner always helps us get the job done on deadline! Additional copies will be at our table at AIPAD, and they will also be available online at that time.
I am always appreciative to our generous hosts ICP, who help us every step of the way. Including Mark Lubell who has supported APAG and its mission for many years, and Deirdre Donohue and Maya Benton who were fantastic panelists, and Erica Somerwitz who handled all the logistics, and was a pleasure to work with.
– Mary Engel, Founder and President
Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the seminar this weekend on legacy management. The panelists, the flow of information, were truly precious. Everybody gained a better understanding of the end of life issues facing us image makers. Chester Higgins Jr.
Huge appreciation for the most wonderful and beneficial program you made happen. Truly brilliant!! Susan May Tell
All photos copyright Grayson Dantzic
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Panel: 10:00 – 11:30am
What is the current state of copyright given the political climate, and how do we protect our photographs?
Panelists: Eugene Mopsik, John Pelosi
Panel: 11:45 – 1:15pm
Inside the collector’s mind: branding, marketing and getting your collection…placed.
Panelists: W.M. Hunt, Alice Zimet
Lunch: 1:15 – 2:15pm (on your own)
Panel: 2:30 – 4:00pm
Organizing and working with archives: how to make them accessible for critics, curators, historians and researchers
Panelists: Maya Benton, A.D. Coleman and Douglas Sheer
Breakout Sessions: 4:15 – 5:15pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Panel: 10:00 – 11:30am
What are institutions looking for and how do they build their collections?
Panelists: Deidre Donohue, Lisa McCarty, Leslie Squyres
Panel: 11:45 – 1:15pm
Legacy of an archive: how to protect and manage it.
Panelists: Robert Gurbo, Robin Moore, Andrew Smith
Lunch: 1:15 – 2:15pm
Panel: 2:30 – 4:00pm
Auctions, Galleries and the Press 101: What you need to know.
Panelists: Emily Bierman, Daniel Cooney, Stephen Perloff
Breakout Sessions: 4:15 – 5:15pm
(Fees include all panels, lite breakfast and afternoon coffee, and Saturday night party!)
See below for info on payment by credit card via PAYPAL, or by check
- One Day – APAG member $175 / Non-member $200
- Two Days – APAG member $325 / Non-member $350
- Two people both days, member $575
- Two people both days, non-member, $600
Pay by Check
Please make check out to APAG and send to:
Mary Engel, APAG
41 Union Square West, #620,
New York, NY 10003
APAG is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) and is a fully tax deductible organization.
Pay via PAYPAL
THE PHOTO ARCHIVE HANDBOOK now available below:
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