This year AIPAD held five panels, here are my notes from two that I was able to attend.
- Owen Kydd –
- I came late to this panel so I didn’t get Chuang’s other picks.
- Michele Abeles – Featured in MOMA’s 2012 New Photography show this Fall.
- Birdhead – Two young Shanghai photographers who arrange personal snapshots of their life in China in horizontal and vertical grids.
- Moyra Davey – Featured in 2011 New Photography show. Davey is one of my professors at ICP-Bard this semester.
- Elad Lassry – Isreali
- Hank Willis Thomas – African American
- Zhipeng Lin – Chinese
- Michelle Charles – a painter now working in photography by drawing with liquid emulsion on negatives with her eyes closed
- Sam Falls – a 2010 ICP-Bard MFA graduate, Falls has self-published over 200 books of his own work.
- Taewon Jang – Korean, a 2006 Columbia MFA graduate
Joseph Baio – Collector, New York
Kenneth Montague – Director at Wedge Curatorial Projects (Toronto, Canada)
Private collector Joseph Baio shared selections from his 2,000+ images in his collection which is mostly focused on photographs of children that span photography history from Julia Margaret Cameron to Elinor Carucci.
Some tips he offered for collectors:
- Most collectors don’t start with a theme but they do develop one over time.
- Charity auctions are a good place to start your collection because of “affordable” prices.
- Dan Cooney Fine Art has several online auctions.
- Phillips de Pury auction prices have a wide range; something for everyone.
- If you don’t manage to win the bid at an auction, check with the gallery afterwards – they usually have the same or other prints for sale at cheaper prices.
Kenneth Montague (who is a practicing dentist in Toronto) of Wedge Curatorial Projects started his collection with the works of African photography greats like Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibé. As a Black Canadian of Jamaican heritage, Montague came to photography with an interest in works that focus on identity but after advice from Thelma Golden (Director of The Studio Museum in Harlem) who told him that he he should “bring the local and make it global,” Montague developed an interest in Canadian photographers. In 2010 Montague curated “Position as Desired/Exploring African-Canadian Identity” at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Montague’s mission is to “wedge” artists into the maintstream of contemporary art and one piece of (contestable) advice he gave to new collectors was that sometimes a well-printed image by a new photographer is worth more than a beat up vintage print.
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