Dr. Becky Senf is the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, and the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment between the Center and the Phoenix Art Museum. In our conversation, Dr. Senf and I talked about her work at the Center, and what the breadth and depth of the Center's archival collection enables in terms of researching and understanding the artists whose work is housed there. We also talked about a deeply personal exhibition she curated for Art Photo Index, entitled "Not MY Family Values," which is a favorite of mine. For the second segment, we talked about the #BuyArtFriday hashtag that she started, and what her hopes are for the initiative in the future.
(Conversation recorded April 4, 2017.)
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Show Notes: Center for Creative Photography - Rebecca Senf Center for Creative Photography Mary Virginia Swanson Society for Photographic Education Prison Photography - Oracle, the Annual International Conference for Photography Curators Nobody Knows About Bill Jay LA Times - Robert Sobieszek (obituary) Ansel Adams - Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico Mark Klett AIPAD Phoenix Art Museum Tina Modotti Zach Weston Keep the Channel Open - Lindsay Hatton Lindsay Hatton - Monterey Bay Art Photo Index - Not MY Family Values Center for Creative Photography - Wynn Bullock: Revelations Phoenix Art Museum - Longer Ways to Go About the Show: Keep the Channel Open is a bi-weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with artists, writers, and curators. The show is hosted by San Diego-based photographer and writer Mike Sakasegawa.