I am very excited to be a part of tomorrow night’s program, Women in Art Photography, sponsored by the Humble Arts Foundation. Blogger and art star on the rise, Amy Stein will be moderating and has a great line-up of questions, which are relevant to all artists, not just women. And some very talented photographers will be discussing their work and how they survive in the very competitive and challenging world of art. What is most exciting to me about this event, is that someday soon people like Jon and Amani, the founders of HA, will be running the mainstream art institutions and women will probably not have to fight so hard. Whether you hate or like the work, the current Whitney Biennial, curated by two women under 35, is 40% women. That is a big change. Let’s hope its trend that continues. Hope to see you in Brooklyn!

Humble Arts Foundation and 3rd Ward present:

Women in Art Photography
Saturday, March 22 | 6 – 8 pm
@ 3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Moderator: Amy Stein
Panelists: Rachael Dunville, Tema Stauffer, Cara Phillips, Mary Mattingly and Sarah Small

In his 2006 article entitled “Where the Girls Aren’t,” Jerry Saltz writes: “Of all the artists in [MOMA’s] P&S collection with work completed before 1970, fewer than 1 percent are women.”

Please join Humble Arts Foundation and 3rd Ward in welcoming Amy Stein to moderate our first panel discussion on Saturday, March 22 at 6 pm. The discussion will encompass what it means to be an emerging photographer in New York City right now and how gender may or may not influence the artist’s work in terms of process, subject matter, impact and career path. The panelists, Rachael Dunville, Tema Stauffer, Cara Phillips, Mary Mattingly and Sarah Small, will field questions, give advice and speak about their personal experiences as women photographers.

Moderator Amy Stein was awarded the Saatchi Gallery/Guardian Prize for her Domesticated series in 2006. In 2007, she was named one of the top fifteen emerging photographers in the world by American Photo magazine and she won the Critical Mass Book Award. A monograph of her series Domesticated will be published in fall 2008.

Reception will follow. Space is limited.

RSVP to: events@hafny.org

For additional information please contact Andrea Miller at press@hafny.org.