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Member News

Frank Espada’s Documentary Photography goes to the Smithsonian

05/21/2017 9:00 amto06/21/2017 9:00 am

   

We were delighted to learn that work by BAPC founder Frank Espada (1930-2014)  has been acquired by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Frank’s Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project includes many of the archival prints that were exhibited across the country between 1981 and 1996, as well as more than 140 oral histories, recorded between 1979 and 1981.

We’re especially glad that a museum with the reputation of the Smithsonian has acquired this material. It means that artists and activists, students and educators in this and coming generations will have access to his inspiring work. Frank Espada’s career as an activist, documentary photographer, and educator spanned more than 60 years. His work began in New York the 1950’s, and continued after he moved to San Francisco in 1985. The Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project is his best known work.

Adrienne Defendi and Nick Winkworth @ TPS 26: The International Competition 🗓

   

The competition is held annually by the Texas Photographic Society and the resulting gallery exhibition can be seen in various locations in Texas throughout the next year. Nick Winkworth’s images, Exit By Numbers and Dune were selected and Adrienne Defendi received an Honorable Mention for an image from the series Relinquish

The exhibition will open with a reception on May 18th at the J. Wayne Stark Gallery at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where it will be on display through June 16, 2017.

The exhibition will then move on to the Center For Contemporary Arts in Abeline, Texas during the fall of 2017 and then Options Gallery at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas, in early 2018.