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Juror’s talk: Philip Brookman, November 4, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Carpenter Hall
Opening reception: 5:00 – 7:00 pm, CPA Gallery

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You won’t want to miss the opening events for our 2017 International Juried Exhibition, taking place during this fiftieth anniversary year of CPA’s historic gallery! We are thrilled to welcome Philip Brookman, Consulting Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., as this year’s juror. To open the exhibition, Mr. Brookman will give a presentation in Carpenter Hall on contemporary photography that is sure to be both informative and enlightening. Then, we’ll move to the gallery for the reception, complete with wine and refreshments, and the juror’s presentation of $10,000 in photographic awards. Come celebrate with us!

About the Juror:

Philip Brookman is currently organizing Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940–1950, an exhibition of early work by the photographer and filmmaker and, in 2016, curated Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Brookman was Chief Curator and Head of Research and Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from 1993 to 2014. There he organized exhibitions by celebrated artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Eadweard Muybridge, Sally Mann, Emmet Gowin, Robert Frank, Arnold Newman, Larry Sultan, and Danny Lyon. He also oversaw development of the Corcoran’s photography and media arts collection and curated the Corcoran Biennial exhibition in 2000.

Brookman is also a photographer, filmmaker, writer, and editor. His book, Redlands, a work of fiction with photographs, was published by Steidl in 2015. He holds degrees in 20th Century Art History and Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and brings a deep and broad understanding and appreciation of diverse genres, styles and mediums to CPA’s 2017 IJE.

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