News Recap: March 11, 2016

A weekly recap of art world news.

Hasselblad by Cezary Piwowarski via wikimedia commons

Hasselblad by Cezary Piwowarski via wikimedia commons

Stan Douglas Wins the 2016 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography
Known for his photographic and video work dealing with social issues of race, gender, and identity, Stan Douglas will receive the award on October 17 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The following day an exhibition of his work will open at the Hasselblad Center, which will include a symposium and a new book of his work published by MACK. A monetary prize of 1,000,000 SEK (approximately $119,451USD) will also be awarded.
Read the press release (Hasselblad Foundation)

Photographer Gary Braasch Dies While Documenting Climate Change
American photographer Gary Braasch was documenting the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef when he tragically passed away. Braasch had been snorkeling with his camera and a companion at the Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Research Station when he was observed not moving and was not able to be resuscitated. At 70 years old, Braasch had an impressive career as an environmental photographer with his work appearing in Life, Time, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many other publications. 
Read the full story (The New York Times)

Two Major Galleries to Expand to San Francisco
Just months before the reopening of the expanded SFMOMA, two major galleries are opening new locations around the corner from the museum. Gagosian Gallery San Francisco will become the sixteenth location worldwide for art dealer Larry Gagosian, meanwhile, John Berggruen Gallery is opening a new, 10,000 square foot space next door. These two new additions to the neighborhood are a reflection of the city’s recent growth.
Read the full story (ART News)