The Annenberg Space for Photography, L.A.’s premier destination for photography, names arts veteran Katie Hollander as its new director ahead of its 10th anniversary. Hollander has served as the interim director since November 2017.
“It was imperative for me to find someone who not only understands the founding vision for how the Annenberg Space for Photography has contributed to the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, but who also could propel us into our next decade with strong leadership and new, thought-provoking ideas,” said Annenberg Foundation Chairman, President and CEO Wallis Annenberg. “Katie has already proven that she can inspire others, and I know she will continue to build on the momentum we’ve achieved in our first 10 years with great success.”
“I am thrilled to be taking on the directorship at the Annenberg Space for Photography,” said Hollander. “Wallis Annenberg’s passion for photographers and photography is on full display with every new exhibition at the Photo Space and I look forward to bringing new ideas and experiences to our audiences. It is a privilege to be leading this unique cultural institution into the next decade. Public art, like photography, has the ability to challenge and expand our understanding of the world around us.”
Since 2009, Annenberg Space for Photography has produced exhibits that invite guests to see the world through a different lens. Each show also features a short documentary, commissioned by the Photo Space—many of them now award-winners—showing the photographers out in the field. For the 10th anniversary, Annenberg Space for Photography will continue to excite the photography community, the Photo Space’s dedicated fanbase, and cultural enthusiasts while broadening its reach to capture the attention and pique the curiosity of those who have not yet visited.
Additionally, ASP has released its upcoming 2019 exhibits slated for its 10-year anniversary, among them will be presented CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop (April 2019) – This Spring exhibit will celebrate the photographers who have played critical roles in bringing hip-hop visual culture to the global stage. The show is based on the soon-to-be released book by Vikki Toback, which provides an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers as told through their most intimate diaries: their contact sheets. You can see here a preview.
More information about the Annenberg Space for Photography can be found at www.annenbergphotospace.org