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New Orleans Museum of Art Receives Gift of 1,300 Photographs
Tina Freeman has donated over 1,300 photographs from her collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art, including works by Alfred Stieglitz, Richard Avedon, and Dorothea Lange. Freeman began collecting in the 1970s and served as the Museum’s photography curator from 1977 to 1982, establishing their photography collection. The Museum’s director, Susan Taylor, said, “For years, Tina Freeman has had a profound impact on photography at NOMA. Her remarkably generous gift is a reflection of her knowledge and passion for photography and the great photographers that define the medium. It is a milestone moment in the history of NOMA.” 27 of the gifted works will be on view in an exhibition titled Past Present Future: Building Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art through March 17, 2019.
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Photojojo Ceases Operations
After 12 years, Photojojo, the photography product and content curator, has ceased operations. In an email to subscribers, Photojojo said, “I’ve made the tough (but right – imho) decision to close PJ’s virtual doors because our tiny team doesn’t have the bandwidth to run Photojojo as the majestic unicorn of a photo gear lovin’ community that we know it can be, and no one puts unicorn in a corner.” Founded in 2006 by Amit Gupta, Photojojo started out as an email newsletter publishing recommendations and inspiration for photographers and grew into an online shop. The remaining Photojojo team will now focus their efforts on Parabo Press, the photo printing service originally launched by Photojojo in 2015.
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Frieze Art Fair Announces Exhibitor and Committee Lists for Los Angeles Event
The inaugural Frieze Art Fair in Los Angeles will host nearly 70 galleries from around the globe at Paramount Studios in February 2019. Among the galleries invited to participate are White Cube, David Kordansky Gallery, Gagosian, Blum & Poe, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber. Frieze also revealed their host committee, featuring Tobey Maguire, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, and Salma Hayek Pinault and Francois-Henri Pinault. Frieze’s Victoria Siddall said, “The extremely positive reaction to Frieze Los Angeles from galleries is testament to the importance of this city which is so rich in great artists, museums, galleries, and art schools.”
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