News Recap: September 4, 2015

A weekly recap of art world news.

Screenshot from  Art Breaker$  trailer (via  YouTube )

Screenshot from Art Breaker$ trailer (via YouTube)

The Art World Rolls its Eyes at Art Consultant Reality TV Show
Though it hasn’t even aired yet, Ovation’s forthcoming reality TV show Art Breaker$ is already garnering criticism from the art world and related media. The show features two young women art advisors as they obtain high-end works for their clients. With the stars’ questionable credentials and experience levels, critics are not optimistic for the show’s ability to provide a unique view of the art world over playing up the main characters’ personalities.
Read the full story (Observer)

Public Libraries Digitize New Yorkers’ Personal Histories
A new program by the Metropolitan New York Library Council called Culture in Transit is preserving personal photographs, video, and other analogue artifacts from New York City residents. Partnering with Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library, the program will provide all city residents access to a mobile kit with scanners and cameras, allowing them to digitize their personal histories.
Read the full story (Brooklyn Magazine)

Getty Images 2015 Grant Winners Announced
This year’s winners of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography have been announced. Each recipient took home $10,000 to fund personal projects on social issues. Matt Eich received his second Getty grant and other winners included Souvid Datta, Salvatore Esposito, Javier Arcenillas, and Mojgan Ghanbari.
Read the full story (New York Times Lens Blog)