News Recap: April 22, 2016

A weekly recap of art world news.

Photo: Dnalor via wikimedia commons

Photo: Dnalor via wikimedia commons

Ilford Opens US Film Processing Lab
Despite the digital revolution, Ilford’s mail-in black and white film processing and printing center in England boasts 15 years of success. This success, and the rapidly shrinking film processing centers, have served as the motivation for a North American location. The new lab in San Clemente, CA will offer processing for any make of black and white film, and prints will be made on Ilford’s black and white paper. 35mm and 120mm film formats are accepted and the turn around time is 2-4 working days. For $16, photographers can have their film developed and have 6-megapixel medium scans made.
Read the full story (DP Review)

Malick Sidibé Dies at 80
Malian photographer Malick Sidibé has died at the age of 80, leaving behind a legacy as the chronicler of Mali’s cultural heritage. Sidibé’s photographs encapsulated the change in Malian pop culture in the years after the country’s independence. His archive includes tens of thousands of negatives depicting the social scene of Bamako. In 2007, he became the first photographer (and the first African) to receive the Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the Venice Biennale. His works are held in collections around the globe, including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and the Getty Museum in California.
Read the full story (The Guardian)

MoMA Receives Gift of $100 Million
Philanthropist David Geffen has gifted the Museum of Modern Art in New York $100 Million to assist with the museum’s upcoming expansion and renovation. Upon completion of the expansion, three floors of new galleries will be named the David Geffen Wing. A noted collector of postwar art, Geffen has loaned numerous paintings to MoMA over the last 25 years. Geffen has also donated $100 million to Lincoln Center, and $25 million to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
Read the full story (Art News)