Howard Greenberg, one of the most renowned photography collectors and gallery owners in the world, reveals how he created his gallery and one of the most relevant photography archives in the history of the art form.
How did he begin collecting photographs? How do a collection and a photographic archive go together? How does one endow them with personality? How does one select artists at a gallery? What are future trends for photography, given new technologies? This international leader will answer these and other questions during a talk with culture journalists Ana Romero for the exhibition Al descubierto. Obras seleccionadas de The Howard Greenberg Gallery (Discovered. Select Works from The Howard Greenberg Gallery).
Duration: 90 minutes
The conferences are dynamic in format and include an opening conference, an interview, and a round of questions with the audience.
Greenberg (1948) is one of the most renowned photography collectors and gallery owners in the world. His gallery, The Howard Greenberg Gallery, in New York, is home to an archive of over 30,000 images. This has made him a leader in the history of 20th-century photography, not only for shaping one of the most formidable photography archives, but also for assisting in the making of many more. An essential character on the international art scene, since the 80s, his contribution has been crucial in founding a solid, independent photography market. He has curated dozens of photography exhibitions at emblematic institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of new York, and his photography collection has been included in great exhibitions. Considered by the American Photo magazine as one of the 25 most influential people in photography around the world, he has represented and exhibited renowned photography masters like Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Walker Evans, William Klein, Bruce Davidson, Saul Leiter, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
With a degree in Information Science and a master’s degree from El País, she has been working in the culture department for TVE’S La 1 news show for 20 years. With her professional background and involvement, she is a leading journalist in the cultural field.