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Collecting with W.M. Hunt

November 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$12.00 – $40.00
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Saturday November 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

W.M. Hunt (Bill) will talk about how to collect photography, what to collect in photography and what he collects as well as discuss with Paula Tognarelli, the Griffin Museum’s executive director and curator, specific photographs in the upcoming Griffin’s Picturing the Future photography auction.

W.M. Hunt, is a photography collector, curator and consultant who lives and works in New York.  He has been collecting photography for 40 years.

His Collection Dancing Bear consists of magical heart stopping images of people in which their eyes cannot be seen and is the subject of his book “The Unseen Eye” (Aperture, Thames & Hudson, Actes Sud).  Look also at Christies for a single owner sale going on now.  His Collection Blind Pirate has images of American groups before 1950.   Highlights from both collections have been exhibited in the US and internationally, most recently at the Fotofestiwal in Lodz Poland.

He has worked with the Griffin since its first Focus Award ceremony and with an installation of works by the photo agency VII and an exhibition by Martin Schoeller. Hunt loves talent;  he does lots of portfolio reviews and was a dealer for many years (Hasted Hunt and Ricco/Maresca).  He has taught at the ICP, Aperture, SVA, and the Maine Media Workshop.

Hunt is on the Board of Directors of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and, formerly, The Center for Photography at Woodstock where he was the recipient of their Vision Award in 2009. He has also served on the Board of Directors of AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) and was the past Chairman of Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS.

He says that photography changed his life. It gave him one.

Photo of W.M. Hunt © Martin Schoeller

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November 14, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$12.00 – $40.00
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