Having worked with many of photography’s past icons, I am now interested to review the work of emerging photographers who will someday shape the future of photography.

Elizabeth Avedon

Independent Curator; Photo Consultant, New York (US)
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Elizabeth Avedon

“I work with photographers at all stages of their career, emerging to established, to help edit and shape their work for exhibitions, books, presentations and photography events.

I am always looking for exceptional photography with a unique perspective or a cohesive look from a single unified body of work.”

Elizabeth Avedon has a rich history in photography. Collaborating with museums, publishing houses, advertising agencies, galleries and artists, she’s received awards and recognition for her curatorial work, exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book Avedon: 1949-1979 for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, and High Museum, Atlanta; Avedon: In the American West for the Amon Carter Museum, Corcoran Gallery, and Art Institute of Chicago; the Leica Gallery, New York; the Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; and for the Estate of Diane Arbus, among others.

Most recent, Elizabeth curated the exhibition MYTH OF A WOMAN: Photographs by Agnieszka Sosnowska at the National Museum in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe; Creative Director for The Gere Foundation; Art Director for Ralph Lauren national advertising; Photo Editor for Ralph Lauren Media; Elizabeth is an ongoing contributor to L’Oeil de la Photographie, profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography. She wrote the introductory essays for several photography books, including Vivian Maier: Self Portraits (powerhouse Books); Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden (Schilt Publishing); and Tom Chambers Hearts and Bones: A Photomontage Retrospective (Unicorn).

Along with leading advanced photo-editing and photography book design workshops, Elizabeth continues to participate as a reviewer in many international portfolio reviews, including the New York Portfolio Reviews, sponsored by The New York Times Lens Blog; CENTER Review Santa Fe; FilterPhoto Festival, Chicago; Photolucida, Portfland; the Icelandic Photography Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland; and Landskrona Foto Festival Review in Sweden. She was a juror for the 22nd Annual Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography; and was on the panel of jurors for the internationally renowned Prix Carmignac Fondation Photojournalism Award in Paris.

Elizabeth is an instructor in the graduate Masters in Digital Photography program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. In 2017, she received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Griffin Museum of Photography.

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