Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sandra Phillips for Auckland Art Fair and AUT Workshop

Photography curator Sandra Phillips, chief photography curator at San Francisco MoMA,  arrives in Auckland next week. While in Auckland she has a dual role, first as keynote speaker for the Auckland Art Fair and second she will conduct a photography workshop at AUT University, School of Art and Design.

At 2pm on Thursday August 8, at the Art Fair, Sandra Phillips will participate in a panel discussion - What Photography Sees? - chaired by senior Auckland Art Gallery curator Ron Brownson together with photographers Marie Shannon, Yvonne Todd and myself.
Sandra will deliver the Art Fair keynote address at the fair on Friday evening.

The AUT photography workshop will run over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday August 10 and 11 and continues AUT's successful workshop series, now in its seventh year. Previous high profile guests have included photographers - Antoine d'Agata, Lewis Baltz, Slavica Perkovic, John Gossage, Alec Soth, Rineke Dijkstra, Paul Graham, Todd Hido, and Pieter Hugo. Together with MoMA NYC chief photography curator Quentin Bajac.

The workshop with Sandra Phillips is an exciting continuation of the program. Sandra has been photography curator at SFMoMA since 1987 and is one of the most influential curators in the medium working today. She has developed and maintained SFMoMA's position as having one of the most active departments of photography anywhere. Sandra has been responsible for a host of exhibitions including those involving William Klein, Daido Moriyama, Diane Arbus, Larry Sultan, and most recently Rineke Dijkstra and Garry Winogrand.  She is an empowering teacher and an engaging personality.

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