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How Photography Happened: Andy Grundberg and W.M. Hunt in conversation
Andy Grundberg and W.M. Hunt both came of age in the photography world in the 1980s and 90s, Grundberg as a writer and Hunt as a collector. They witnessed a great deal, and Grundberg has chronicled it in his most recent book, How Photography Became Contemporary Art: Inside an Artistic Revolution from Pop to the Digital Age (Yale University Press 2021). They have known each other a long time, and Hunt will take the lead as they talk about their lives and loves in the art world over the past 30+ years.

An image of sexual nature will be shown during this talk which some audiences may find explicit.

Dec 7, 2022 07:30 PM in London

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W.M. Hunt
©Ethan Hill 2022
W.M. - Bill - Hunt is a champion of photography: a collector, curator and consultant based in New York. He has hosted a number of Zoom conversations for Photo London, including talks with Nancy Burson, Liz Nielsen, JoAnne Dugan and Nick Sutton. His most recent project is Great Photographs … or, at least, some really good ones. His Collection Dancing Bear (images of people whose eyes cannot be seen) and Collection Blind Pirate (photographs of American groups before 1950) have been exhibited in Europe and the US. He teaches (How I Look at Photographs; How to Get What YOU Want) and writes (The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious and many artist monograph essays). He loves to look at and talk about pictures. Photography changed his life; it gave him one. www.wmhunt.com
Andy Grunberg
Andy Grundberg is a critic, writer, curator, and teacher who has been involved with photography and art since the 1970s. As a critic for the New York Times from 1981 to 1991, he covered the rapid ascent of photography within the art world. He later served as director of The Friends of Photography in San Francisco and dean of undergraduate studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, now part of George Washington University, Washington, D.C. His most recent book is How Photography Became Contemporary Art (Yale University Press, 2021). Other books include Crisis of the Real (Aperture, 1999), a collection of his articles and essays about photography; Alexey Brodovitch (Abrams, 1989), a biography of the fabled magazine designer; and Mike and Doug Starn (Abrams, 1990). Grundberg earned a BA from Cornell University and an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He is professor emeritus of the George Washington University and lives near Culpeper, Virginia.