After three years of COVID lockdowns and social distancing, PHSNE’s 89th Photographica Show is back and better than ever. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Newton North High School, 457 Walnut St. in Newtonville, MA. 7:00 AM Early Birds $20; 9:00 AM General Admission $5; 4 PM dealer tables close; PHSNE Auction begins.at 4:30 PM until the lots are sold. Don’t miss this one! Also in this issue: the rare Mercury CC-1500 35mm camera (1939-1942); Aperture’s new virtual PhotoBook Club hosted by Executive Director Sarah Meister—and it’s free. The Portland (ME) Art Museum announced a “transformative” gift of 600 photographs from Judy Glickman Lauder, with images from Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White, Diane Arbus, and many others. The first exhibit is scheduled for October 2022. The Library of Congress and National Stereoscopic Association launched a National Stereoscopic Photography Research Collection, fellowship and public program to support one of the nation’s largest collections of this photography format. Research fellowship proposals with stipends are due April 15, 2022. In May, Christie’s will be auctioning a vintage Man Ray photograph of Le Violon d’Ingres (Kiki de Monparnasse)—estimates range between $5 million and $7 million.
(Above) Gordon Parks’ (1912-2006) iconic “American Gothic” (Ella Watson). 1942; from a gift of 600+ images to the Portland (ME) Museum of Art donated by Judy Glickman Lauder, January 2022.