About us

Paige Ramey and Barbara Levine

Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey are collectors, artists, and curators specializing in vernacular photography. Their photography collection, known as PhotoMania, was recently acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and their first collection of vintage photograph albums was acquired by the International Center of Photography in New York. They run Project B, an archive and collaborative curatorial venture. Their books published by Princeton Architectural Press include Caption This (2023); People Kissing: A Century of Photographs (2019); People Fishing: A Century of Photographs (2018); People Knitting: A Century of Photographs (2016); Finding Frida Kahlo (2009); Around The World: The Grand Tour in Photo Albums (2007); and Snapshot Chronicles: Inventing the American Photo Album (2006). Their self published book, CAMERA ERA (co-authored by Martin Venezky) was named a best photobook by photo-eye).

Paige Ramey has a background in dance, video art, documentary production and analog preservation, education and performance art. Barbara Levine trained as a photographer at the San Francisco Art Institute followed by a graduate degree in Museology, Ms. Levine served as deputy director of The Contemporary Jewish Museum, and as exhibitions director at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. They live in Houston, Texas, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.