Conversation entre Joshua Chuang et Artur Walther


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Joshua Chuang is the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Associate Director for Art, Prints and Photographs and Robert B. Menschel Senior Curator of Photography at the New York Public Library. Among the exhibitions and publications he has organized are Robert Adams: The Place We Live (2010), Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins (2018), and Santu Mofokeng: Stories (2019).

Artur Walther is the founder of The Walther Collection, and one of the leading collectors of photography in the world today. Born and raised in Ulm, Germany, Artur graduated with an M.A. from the University of Regensburg in 1975, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1977. Artur spent his professional career on Wall Street, and following his retirement in the mid-1990s, he began studying and collecting photography. His collection has since grown to represent some of the most important contributions in contemporary African and Asian photography and video art, American vernacular photography, and nineteenth-century photographs from Europe and Africa.

His art foundation, founded in 2009, is dedicated to the critical understanding of historical and contemporary photography and related media. Through a program of original research, in-depth collecting, scholarly publications, and extensive exhibitions, the Collection aims to highlight the social uses of photography and to expand the history of the medium. The Walther Collection maintains an extensive publishing program with Steidl, presenting comprehensive research by acclaimed writers, critics, and art historians in both exhibition catalogues and artist monographs.

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