September 30 – October 2nd, Austin: “Shaping the History of Photography” Symposium at the Harry Ransom Center SOON!

I am proud to be among the presenters at this exciting upcoming symposium, and look forward to being with many of you at the HRC in Austin.

From the event website:

The Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium 2010
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s View from the Window at Le Gras, 1826-27.
Photo by J. Paul Getty Museum.

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin presents the ninth biennial Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium,

Shaping the History of Photography

September 30-October 2, 2010

The symposium springs from Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection, the Ransom Center’s exhibition of this foundational collection of the medium’s history. Curators, collectors, historians, and photographers will participate in a series of panel discussions that focus on the areas in photography on which the Gernsheims had such impact—collecting, exhibiting, publishing, and historiography. Leaders in their fields will consider the forces that have historically shaped these areas, as well as the contemporary influences and developing trends that continue to affect our understanding of the history of photography.


The Flair Symposium, held biennially at the Ransom Center, honors the ideals set forth by Fleur Cowles and her landmark Flair magazine.”



Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator, David Coleman, Curator of Photography, Linda Briscoe Myers, Assistant Curator of Photography, Thomas F. Staley, Director, Harry Ransom Center, Colin Ford, Founding Director, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (now National Media Museum), Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, Alison Nordström, Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY, Bodo Von Dewitz, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, Marta Weiss, Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England,  W. M. Hunt, Dancing Bear, New York, NY, Howard Greenberg, Owner, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY, Mike Marvins, Independent Collector and Professional Photographer, Houston, TX, Michael P. Mattis, Private Collector, Scarsdale, NY, Barbara Crane, Professor Emerita, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL,  Rita DeWitt, Artist, Tuscaloosa, AL, Bart Parker, Artist, Tuscaloosa, AL, Anne Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, Stanley B. Burns, MD, FACS, Executive Director, The Burns Archive and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, New York University, Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, Marianne Fulton, Photography curator, writer, appraiser and adjunct faculty, School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX, Mary Virginia Swanson, Author and Creative Consultant, M. V. Swanson & Associates, Tucson, AZ and New York, NY, Greg Albers, Publisher, Hol Art Books, Tucson, AZ, Jace Graf, Proprietor, Cloverleaf Studio & Press, Austin, TX, Keith Carter, Photographer and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, Steven D. Hoelscher, Chair, Department of American Studies and Academic Curator of Photography, Harry Ransom Center.

A catalogue, The Gernsheim Collection (Roy Flukinger) has been released by UT Press.

A block of rooms at the UT campus hotel have been held for those attending this symposium.
The event begins on Thursday evening with a tour of the exhibition; the Symposium runs all day Friday and Saturday.
To REGISTER, click here.

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