Now and Then: Daniel Meadows, the exhibition featuring the work of pioneer contemporary British documentary photographer is taking place in the Weston Library, part of Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries. It is supported by the Foundation, along with the accompanying catalogue. 4 October – 24 November 2019
(photo © Daniel Meadows)
The Foundation is supporting the first-ever Curatorial Fellowship in Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The initiative arises from the Foundation’s desire to give early scholars of photography the opportunity to acquire invaluable museum experience and specialist knowledge working alongside the Photography Section’s accomplished curatorial team. Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, said: ‘We are enormously grateful to The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation for their generosity in supporting our Photography Centre and mission to make photography available to the widest possible audience. The V&A is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers. This Curatorial Fellowship in Photography will give emerging curators the chance to deepen their own knowledge and expertise while furthering scholarship around the museum’s world-class photography collections.’ Michael Schwartz, Chairman of The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, and Anne Varick Lauder, Senior Advisor, said: ‘We are delighted to continue supporting the V&A’s Photography Section and its talented curators. By directly working with them and the objects in their care, the fellows will gain invaluable on-hands experience essential for furthering their careers in photography. Bern Schwartz was passionate about education and the mentoring experience. His career as a portrait photographer was immeasurably advanced by learning directly from the legendary photographer, Philippe Halsman.’
Image: Philippe Halsman, Season’s Greetings, 1967
(photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
The Foundation provided a purchase grant to the National Portrait Gallery to acquire five photographs of prominent women in the arts by celebrated portrait photographer, Carla van de Puttelaar. From her on-going series, Artfully Dressed: Women in the Art World.
Image: Dr. Maria Balshaw CBE, Director of the Tate
(photo © Carla van de Puttelaar)
The new Bern and Ronny Schwartz Gallery in the V&A’s Photography Centre was opened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on 10 October 2018. The inaugural exhibition, Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital, traces the history of photography through the lens of collecting.
Gallery of Images (photos © Will Pryce or Jack Hill/Times)