A weekly recap of art world news.
Iranian Gallery Absent from AIPAD Due to Travel Ban
Ag Galerie, based in Tehran, had planned to exhibit Bahman Jalali’s photographs documenting the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s at this year’s AIPAD Photography Show, but the gallery was forced to withdraw for fear that the staff’s travel to and from the United States would be hindered by President Trump’s travel ban. Booth 317 will remain empty, displaying only a single sheet of paper stating the reasons for the gallery’s withdrawal. AIPAD President Catherine Edelman has decided to leave the booth empty as a show of solidarity.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)
Library of Congress Acquires Bob Adelman’s Archive of Civil Rights Photographs
An anonymous donor gifted the Library of Congress the archives of the late Civil Rights Movement photographer Bob Adelman. 575,000 images, 50,000 prints, and hundreds of thousands of slides and negatives containing some of the most iconic images of the Civil Rights movement will be added to the Library’s collection.
Read the full story (PetaPixel)
Arnold Newman Prize Winner Announced
The winner of the 2017 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture was announced on Wednesday night at the AIPAD Photography Show. Daniella Zalcman’s series“Signs of Your Identity” depicts survivors of Indian Residential Schools and was awarded first prize which includes $20,000 and a New York City exhibition.
Read the full press release (Maine Media Workshops + College)