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Talking Photography with
Howard Greenberg

Talking Photography withHoward Greenberg

 

 

Introduction to Howard Greenberg.  1:31 min. Edited by Maria Hinestroza Carter & John Perez.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.  Interviewed in his home in Miami Beach, FL.

 

Editor’s Note:  This video interview is part of The Esther Paster & Rick Grossman Inspicio Photography Series.

 

Howard Greenberg is a photographer and founder of The Center for Photography in Woodstock in 1977. Greenberg has been one of a small group of gallerists, curators and historians responsible for the creation and development of the modern market for photography. Howard Greenberg Gallery—founded in 1981 and originally known as Photofind—was the first to consistently exhibit photojournalism and ‘street’ photography, now accepted as important components of photographic art.

Since its inception, Howard Greenberg Gallery has built a vast and ever-changing collection of some of the most important photographs in the medium. The Gallery’s collection acts as a living history of photography, offering genres and styles from Pictorialism to Modernism, in addition to contemporary photography and images conceived for industry, advertising, and fashion. Maintaining diverse and extensive holdings of photographic prints, the gallery includes such masters as Eugène Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, André Kertész, William Klein, Gordon Parks, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Josef Sudek, and Edward Weston on its roster of artists. More recent additions include Edward Burtynsky, Jungjin Lee, Joel Meyerowitz, and Vivian Maier. In 2013 Howard Greenberg Gallery announced exclusive representation for the estates of Berenice Abbott and Arnold Newman.

The videos below are organized by topic and run between 30 seconds and 7 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION: 1:37 min.

Where did you grow up? And what is your earliest memory of art?

 

SERENDIPITY:   1:10 min.

How did college impact your career in photography?

 

SERENDIPITY:  1:04 min.

What inspired you to become a photographer?

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES:  4:48 min.

Describe the experience of starting your photography galleries in Woodstock, NY and Manhattan.

 

PERSEVERANCE FURTHERS:  3:17 min.

What were some of the factors that changed the perception of photography and made it valuable?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  4:09 min.

How has the ubiquity of digital cameras impacted the world of photography?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND: 3:10 min.

What are your criteria for selecting a photographer that you will represent?

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES:   2:22 min.

How did you get involved with Art Basel Miami Beach, and how has it matched your expectations?

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES:  1:46 min.

Who are your role models and influencers?

 

SERENDIPITY:  1:20 min.

What has been the role of serendipity in your career?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  7:04 min.

Tell us the Vivian Maier story.

 

VALUES EDUCATION:  0:40 sec.

In the age of ubiquitous photographs, what role should universities play in developing photographers?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  4:18 min.

There are artists who use photography as a starting point — Rauschenberg & Douglas Huebler come to mind — but they never called themselves “photographers.” Is there room for them in your gallery?

 

SELF-CONFIDENCE:  1:14 min.

You represent many of the best photographers ever. Are you currently nurturing the careers of any emerging photographers?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  2:28 min.

What advice do you have for a young person who wants to start a gallery?