News Recap: December 9, 2016

A weekly recap of art world news.

Princeton University's Minor White website. Screenshot.

Princeton University's Minor White website. Screenshot.

Minor White’s Archive Now Available Online
Upon his passing in 1976, legendary American photographer and founding editor of Aperture magazine, Minor White, bequeathed his archives to Princeton University. Peter C. Bunnell, a professor and curator at the university’s art museum, and a former student of White’s, helped to facilitate the acquisition of over 26,000 objects. Over 6,000 prints and proof cards have recently been made available to the public via a new website launched by Princeton University Art Museum. The project took two years to complete is the most comprehensive guide to White’s photographic career.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)

Rodney Smith Dies at 68
New York based photographer Rodney Smith passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on December 5. He was 68 years old. Smith was best known for his whimsical and often elaborate fashion photography. He completed degrees at the University of Virginia and Yale University before pursuing photography full time. During his illustrious career, Smith photographed for The New York Times Magazine, Ralph Lauren, Vanity Fair, Bergdorf Goodman, and other notable clients. Smith has published five volumes of his photographs. His distinctive photographic style features timeless tableaus with his subjects discovering the wonder in their surroundings.
Read the full story (PDN)

Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Winner Announced
There are many grant opportunities for artists, but few for those who spend their time critically writing about them. The Arts Writers Grant Program is co-supported by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation to award annual grants to critics, novelists, and scholars who work with contemporary art. The 2016 grants are awarded for articles, blogs, books, and short-form writing.
Read the announcement (Arts Writeres Grant Program)