Sesnon Gallery at UCSC presents:
UCSC Alumnus Philip Brookman talk
Gordon Parks: Using Photographs from the 1940s for New Research.
Friday, Nov. 3, 3-4pm
FREE and open to the public
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 (Aesthetic Studies) from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and brings a deep and broad understanding and appreciation of diverse genres, styles and mediums to the field of photography.
Mr. Brookman was the first director of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery established in 1971 and he is currently the Consulting Curator, Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.