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Panel Discussion on the work and teachings of Sid Grossman

Panel Discussion on Sid Grossman

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

6 pm – 8 pm

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York


About the Panelists: 


Keith F. Davis has worked as a photography curator and historian for nearly forty years. After overseeing the Hallmark Photographic Collection, beginning in 1979, he became the founding curator of photography in 2006 –and is now senior curator –at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Davis is the author of many books, including The Life and Work of Sid Grossman (2016).


John Jacob is the McEvoy Family Curator of Photography at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Jacob has previously worked as the Vice President and Director of the Inge Morath Foundation and the Program Director for the Legacy Program at the Magnum Foundation. His research interests include American vernacular photography, social history, and women photographers. He has authored publications on Inge Morath, Ernst Haas and the Martha Cooper Collection, among others.


Sy Kattelson studied with Sid Grossman and Paul Strand, and is known for his association with New York’s famed Photo League. Kattelson's photographs are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; The National Gallery of Canada; and The Musee d'Art Moderne, Saint Etienne, France. 


Anne Wilkes Tucker was the founding curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) photography department which she headed for 39 years. Over the course of her tenor, Tucker curated over forty exhibitions at MFAH including the in depth retrospective Sidney Grossman Photographs: 1936–1955, in 1981. Tucker is a leading expert on The Photo League and Sid Grossman, having spent significant time with his negatives.


On view through February 11: 


Sid Grossman            

The first solo exhibition in 30 years to explore the legacy of Sid Grossman (1913 – 1955) coincides with the publication of a new monograph, The Life and Work of Sid Grossman, published by Steidl/Howard Greenberg Library, with an essay by the curator and photo historian Keith F. Davis.


Sy Kattelson  

The first solo exhibition in nearly 20 years of work by Sy Kattelson features 45 photographs focusing on street photography made in New York from the 1940s and 1950s and includes work from the 1980s through 1990 that has never been on public view.