2014 Selection Committee Announced

The 2014 Photo Independent selection committee is comprised of prominent photography curators and gallerists. The committee will be tasked with selecting the world’s top photographers to show at the inaugural year of Photo Independent, ensuring that only the highest level of talent in a variety of photographic fields are on display.

It is an honor to announce the following curators, who will be joining the 2014 Photo Independent Selection Committee.

Daniell Cornell, The Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr., Director of Art, Palm Springs Art Museum

Daniell Cornell is The Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr., Director of Art for the Palm Springs Art Museum, where he has worked since 2008. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Washington State University, Pullman and a second PhD in Art History and Criticism with a certificate in Film Studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center (CUNY). Prior curatorial positions include the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.

Dr. Cornell’s photography exhibitions and projects include Gerhard Richter, Imogen Cunningham, Adi Nes, Catherine Wagner, Shi Guorui, Lynn Hershman, Shimon Attie, Gilbert and George, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Richard Avedon, as well as many group exhibitions.

His publications focus on the history and theory of politics, gender, sexuality, and representation in twentieth- and twenty-first century art in all media.

Graham Howe, Curator & Photo-Historian

Graham Howe is the CEO of Curatorial Assistance in Pasadena, California. He is a curator, photo-historian, and practicing artist living in Los Angeles and Sydney. Howe studied with Robert Heinecken at UCLA where he received his MFA in Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts. He was the founding Director of The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney and curator for the Graham Nash Collection and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He is the biographer of photographers E.O. Hoppé and Paul Outerbridge.

Sarah Lee, Curator

Los Angeles gallerist, art and photography curator, critic and art consultant. In addition to being an advisory member of the Queensland Centre for Photography in Australia, Ms. Lee has worked with independent Japanese curator KoKo Yamagashi. Sarah Lee has served as trustee, Executive Director of and guest curator at the Korean American Museum in Los Angeles, and has been on the Japan-American National Museum’s advisory council since 1995.

Eve Schillo, Curatorial Assistant in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Eve Schillo has been with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) over 15 years, and has worked on such exhibitions and accompanying publications as Ports of Entry: Williams S. Burroughs and the Arts, Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000, Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography after the Revolution, Made in California, 1900-2000, Trajectories: The Photographic Work of Robbert Flick, A Story of Photography: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, and The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White. Among the exhibits she co-curated: Long Exposures: Contemporary Photo Essays, Camera Pictorialists’ in America, Re-SITE-ing the West: Contemporary Photographs, and Fracture: Daido Moriyama.

More recent exhibitions as lead curator include The Sum of Myself: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, Let the Experiment Begin: L.A. Photo, 1960-80, Figure and Form in Contemporary Photography, and Imagining the Modern Self, as well as numerous permanent collection projects, among them the long-running series Photographic Conversations (Does Size Matter?; On the Street; Found), and the ongoing installations highlighting the Vernon Collection (Eastern-European Avant-Garde Photography; Weston’s Modernism; A New Vision: Photography between the Wars; Window of Surprises: Photographic Surrealism).


Photo Above: Culver City, California, 1978. Courtesy and © Graham Howe.

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