MoMA photography curator Sarah Meister was named Aperture’s new executive director after a year long search to replace Chris Boot. Meister worked her way up from intern to full curator after receiving her degree in art history from Princeton.
Also in the show, the incredible portraits of Sioux by Frank Bennett Fiske and Artists for Uyghurs wants you to donate the sale of your art to raise money for the Uyghur Tribunal; a People’s Tribunal investigating China’s mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Rare historical photos of the Standing Rock Sioux (via CNN)
- The Standing Rock portraits book (2018)
- Surveillance of Uyghurs Detailed in Chinese Police Database (via The Intercept)
- One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority (via NYT)
- Jim Richardson’s Uyghur Instagram Stories
- MoMA Photography Curator to Lead Aperture Foundation
- Coursera “Seeing in Photographs”
- Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography, 1946–1964
- Scala Archives
- Scott Kranz’s Mt. Rainier (via U.S. Dept of the Interior)