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Notable: Anthony Bannon Receives The 2018 Photo Review Award

In Black and White Photography, Photographer on October 29, 2018 at 10:59 am

Anthony Bannon

This past weekend, The Photo Review recognized Anthony Bannon with its 2018 Photo Review award.

Anthony Bannon served as the former director of the George Eastman Museum located in Rochester, NY. The George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum, containing one of the world’s oldest film archives, with world renowned collections related to photography and cinema. Hundreds of thousands of photographs, items of camera technology, motion picture titles, and millions of publicity stills and posters, in addition to contemporary works, comprise the museum’s full collection. Home to the world’s most comprehensive libraries of books, manuscripts, and journals, the museum has pioneered film preservation and photographic conservation while educating archivists on a global level. The George Eastman Museum has been a National Historic Landmark since 1966.
After serving sixteen years as the museum’s seventh director, Anthony Bannon retired in 2012. Accomplishments during his tenure include launching programs in photo and film preservation, acquiring the Technicolor and Merchant Ivory Productions archives, and establishing an online presence for the museum’s images. Bannon was also present for the museum’s launch of three internationally renowned graduate and post-graduate schools of film and photograph preservation and conservation. These include The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, which offers a master’s degree in film preservation in conjunction with the University of Rochester, in addition to the Eastman Museum and the University of Rochester, which jointly offer a master's degree program in Photograph Preservation and Collections Management.
Anthony’s educational background and early career are equally admirable. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at St. Bonaventure University in 1964, a master’s degree in English with a concentration in criticism and film in the Center for Media Study from the State University of New York in Buffalo in 1976, and finally a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Cultural Studies from the State University of Buffalo. From 1969 to 1985 he worked as a journalist for The Buffalo News as the newspaper’s film, video, and architecture critic, later focusing on the fine and camera arts. From 1985 to 1996 he served as director of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center — dedicated to the work and archives of American watercolorist Charles Burchfield — at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. Finally from 1994 to 1996, Bannon was the State University of New York College at Buffalo assistant vice president and director of cultural affairs.

Bannon’s recognition was for his contributions to the art of photography. The event took place at the University of the Arts, Caplan Studio Theater, in Philadelphia.

For More Information: The Photo Review

Notable: Svjetlana Tepavcevic, Of Atlanta Celebrates Photography Juried Show Has Two Page Spread in PDN Magazine

In Article, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photographer on January 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm


Svjetlana Tepavcevic

At the Atlanta Celebrates Photography portfolio review, we highlighted Svjetlana Tepavcevic’s work along side some other very talented emerging artists.

Our friend Anthony Bannon, Director of George Eastman House, as juror at the show selected her portfolio as well.

Now the latest issue of PDN has an impressive spread spotlighting her striking seascapes.

Pick up the latest issue of PDN and checkout the “Exposures” coverage of Svjetlana’s work.

For more of her work: Svjetlana Tepavcevic

 For our original coverage: Atlanta Celebrates Photography

To make a donation to the important work of the George Eastman House: Donation George Eastman House

Collector’s Corner: Anthony Bannon – Director, George Eastman House at Photo LA

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 21, 2010 at 10:07 pm


Anthony Bannon at Photo LA

We were taken on a private tour of the gallery offerings before the show opened at Photo LA. What originally was to be a “how to collect” lecture turned into an interesting, interactive discussion on current and classic photography … trends, points of value, under-recognized works and sidebars both informative and humorous.

Some of the topics included particular photographers or industry luminaries:

  • Tony Hido, mystic looking foggy scenes of upstate NY
  • George Tice, Amish roads
  • Sebastiao Salgado, multiple prints throughout the show
  • Bill Brandt, “elephant man”
  • Arnold Newman, rare images
  • James Fee, he of “Peleliu Project” project fame
  • Alfred Stieglitz, promotion of “modern” art
  • Roger Ballen, collecting an artist over time has its rewards
  • Nathan Lyons, Eastman House exhibit after 9/11
  • David Trautrimas, good use of humor in “gas tank” architecture
  • Penti Sammallahti,  “One price, all prints”
  • Helmut Gernsheim, grand historian along side Newhall
  • Susan Burnstine,  toy cameras, ex. “James Brown”
  • Michael Kenna,  “Mont St. Michel” for his father
  • Graham Nash, of music and digital prints fame

In addition, we held contextual discussion on the New Topographics, abstractionism, romantic vs. classic photography and the rise of Czech photography. Of special interest were comments by attendee Robert Weingarten. As an aside, take a look at Bob’s Amish pictures (as well as those of George Tice) for interesting use of Black and White.

Suffice it to say, “Tony” covered a lot of territory in 90 minutes. One theme was apparent as a back drop to his discussion: George Eastman House is a touchstone for many key events in the evolving timeline  of photography. In revisiting their history and holdings for this piece, we once again are reminded of the invaluable place this institution occupies to this day. For information: George Eastman House

Special Note -Take advantage of the current matching grant program to help keep this important institution moving forward through this century: Fielding Matching Grant