News Recap: May 26, 2017

A weekly recap of art world news.

July/August 2009 cover of the Brooklyn Rail

July/August 2009 cover of the Brooklyn Rail

The Brooklyn Rail Staff Quits En Masse
Today marks the last day that everyday senior members of the editorial team, six additional staff members, and independent board members will work at The Brooklyn Rail. The Rail has not commented on the mass departure of more than 10 people, but has suggested that there is a new team in place. According to the only non-independent board member and artistic director, Phong Bui, The Brooklyn Rail is growing into a new chapter for the 19-year-old publication, ready to “fully continue its ongoing mission to enliven the arts and writing community.” The June 2017 edition will be released as planned at the beginning of the month as the last issue created by the current team.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)

Admired War Photographer Stanley Greene Dies at 68
Stanley Greene passed away this week at the age of 68 of unconfirmed causes in Paris. Greene was revered for his activist work beginning as a teenager for the Black Panthers and antiwar protests, ultimately leading him to become one of the most accomplished war photographers of our time. Greene was a genuine photojournalist, believing that the truth told by photographs should not be manipulated.
Read the full story (New York Times)

Rijksmuseum Acquires the First Photo Book by a Female Photographer
Photographs of British Algae by Anna Atkins, consisting of over 300 cyanotypes of plant life, was purchased by the Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam for €450,000. This acquisition has been added to Rijkmuseum’s photography collection of over 150,000 photos.
Read the full story (ArtDaily)