Selection Committee

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

For the 2022 Photo Independent in Milan, the artists will be chosen by committee member, Graham Howe, Australian curator, photo-historian, artist, writer, as well as the founder and CEO of Curatorial Assistance, Inc. More below…

© Graham Howe. Cup and Saucer, 1984 – from the series 'Color Theory, 1983-1984'.

About Graham Howe

Graham Howe is mostly recognized as a photo-curator, art writer and historian. In 1972 he was one of the first employees of the Photographers’ Gallery, London, in 1973 a research assistant at The Royal Photographic Society, London, and later that year he became the founding Director of The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. In 1976 Howe became curator for the Graham Nash Collection and in 1984 he was a visiting curator the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA).

In 1987 he founded Curatorial Assistance, an arts organization specializing in traveling art exhibitions and museum services. Howe is the biographer of photographers E.O. Hoppé and Paul Outerbridge and has written numerous essays and has many published books on photographic art.

Since the late 1960s Howe has been investigating the relationship between seeing and thinking, exploring the intrinsically fictional nature of photography by probing its role in performance, ritual, and sculpture. According to curator Colin Westerbeck, “By the 1980s, Howe’s playful conceptually-based satires of photo art had developed into a wide-ranging inquiry into the essential qualities of photography itself. Howe’s work confronts many art historical assumptions that he not only questions but tears down with wit and humor.”

Howe’s cleverly constructed satire is squarely based in the photo-conceptual tradition of his artistic peers William Wegman, John Baldessari, Douglas Huebler, Bruce Nauman and Mel Bochner.

© Graham Howe. Palm Springs, California, USA, 1981. From the Series 'American Freeway, 1975-1981'

How to Apply and Exhibit at the
2022 Photo Independent

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