Notable: Sarah Greenough Wins The AIPAD Award

In Exhibits on April 15, 2019 at 11:39 am

Keith F. Davis

Back in 2017, AIPAD established the AIPAD award to honor visionaries and those most dedicated to the field of photography. This year, during the associations annual Photography Show lead up, the award was presented to Sarah Greenough.

Sarah Greenough is senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and has been responsible for establishing and growing the National Gallery’s collection of photographs, which now numbers more than 17,000 works made between 1839 and the present. She also established the program for photography at the National Gallery.

During her time at the National Gallery, she has organized numerous notable exhibitions, including those focused on the work of Alfred Stieglitz, André Kertész, Irving Penn, Robert Frank, and Allen Ginsberg, all of which have also traveled to museums around the world.

Greenough is the author of many publications, including Walker Evans: Subways and Streets (1991), Robert Frank: Moving Out(1994), Harry Callahan (1996), Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set (2002), All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852–1860 (2004), with Malcolm Daniel and Gordon Baldwin, The Altering Eye: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art (2015), with Sarah Kennel, Andrea Nelson, Diane Waggoner, and Philip Brookman, and author and editor of My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume One, 1915-1933, Yale University Press (2011).

Her exhibitions and publications have won many awards, including the International Center of Photography Publications Awardfor On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography and the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award for Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set for outstanding art publication of the year. In 2007, Greenough and co-author Diane Waggoner won the College Art Association’s Alfred H. Barr, Jr. award for outstanding museum scholarship for their exhibition catalog, The Art of the American Snapshot: 1888–1978. In 2009, Greenough won the Outstanding Museum Catalogue of the Year from the Association of Art Museum Curators’ awardfor Looking In: Robert Frank’s “The Americans,” and in 2010 she won the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award for Publications for the same publication.

The previous winners of the award had been Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Sandra Phillips, longtime curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. For more information about the award and a recap of this years Photography Show, click the link below.

For More Information: The Photography Show


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