Barbara Levine to speak at National Arts Club about Collecting and new book, People Fishing: A Century of Photographs
Collecting Vernacular Photography
April 5, 2018. 8pm
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY
Barbara Levine, artist, curator, and collector will talk about her lifelong fascination and collection of vernacular photography, her latest book, People Fishing: A Century of Photographs, and how found images can transcend time and place to speak to contemporary questions and sensibilities.
Her extensive archive (a.k.a. Project B with Paige Ramey) is the foundation of her artwork, exhibitions, publications and collaborations with other artists.
Levine's previous books include People Knitting: A Century of Photographs, Finding Frida Kahlo, Around The World: The Grand Tour in Photo Albums and Snapshot Chronicles: Inventing the American Photo Album (all Princeton Architectural Press). Her collection of early vernacular photograph albums is in the permanent collection at the International Center of Photography in New York and she is the former exhibitions director at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
A panel discussion will follow Levine’s introduction with fellow specialists who will be discussing their passion for vernacular photography: Oliver Wasow (artist), Brian Wallis (curator at the Walther Collection), Peter J. Cohen (collector) and Dr. Stanley Burns (collector and historian).