News Recap: December 11, 2015

A weekly recap of art world news.

North Palisade from Windy Point, Ansel Adams

The National Park Service is Looking for the Next Ansel Adams
In the 1940s, Ansel Adams photographed the United States National Parks, creating an important and stunning record of our landscape. Now, 70 years later, the National Park Service has announced its search for a full-time photographer to follow in Adams’ footsteps and create a new record of our national parks. Applicants are expected to use the equipment similar to Adams, mainly large format, but also to be well versed in the latest digital technology. 
Read the full story (Digital Photography Review)

Society for Photographic Education Names New Board of Directors
The Society for Photographic Education has announced the new national board of directors. The newly named directors were elected by SPE members and include Liz Allen, Stephanie Chalmers, Aspen Hochhalter, and Ariel Shanberg. Each will serve from 2016 to 2020.
Read the press release (SPE National)

ICA Boston Receives $42 M. Gift of Artwork by Women Artists
Named a Top 200 Collector by ARTnews, philanthropist, activist, and collector Barbara Lee has donated 20 works of art by 12 women artists to Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. Lee also serves as vice chair of ICA Boston’s board of trustees and has previously donated 43 works by women artists to the museum, creating the Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women.
Read the full story (ARTnews)