Notable: Photography–Museums’ Rising Star

In Art Museum, Article, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Bill Brandt. <i>Bombed Regency Staircase, Upper Brook Street, Mayfair.</i> c. 1942. Gelatin silver print, 9 x 7 5/8" (22.8 x 19.4 cm). Acquired through the generosity of Clarissa A. Bronfman

Bill Brandt. Bombed Regency Staircase, Upper Brook Street, Mayfair. c. 1942.

For a quick summary of where the Photography department stands within some major museums:

This recently appointed crop {of photography curators – ed.} is not a bunch of 20-somethings. They are all seasoned professionals, mostly in their 40s or early 50s, and they are approaching the medium differently than their predecessors. Where the curator of 20 or 30 years ago struggled to be recognized, this generation no longer has to fight to be heard. Museum directors are realizing that photography exhibitions attract crowds, particularly the young audiences they covet, so they are giving more attention and space to the medium than ever before.

For more information: New York Times

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