On today’s episode of the FRAMES Photography Podcast, W. Scott Olsen is talking to Phillip Prodger, curator, author and art historian, Executive Director of Curatorial Exhibitions in Pasadena, California.
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Phillip Prodger is currently working as the Executive Director of Curatorial Exhibitions in Pasadena, California.
Formerly Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London, he has held appointments at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Yale and MIT.
His books have made numerous “best of” lists and have twice been named among New York Times best art and architecture books of the year.
His recent exhibition Martin Parr: Only Human was shortlisted for the Sky / Southbank Prize, and William Eggleston: Portraits was a finalist for the Global Fine Arts Award. Other notable projects include: Man Ray | Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism, Time Stands Still: Muybridge and the Instantaneous Photography Movement, Face Time: A History of the Photographic Portrait, and in association with HRH Kate Middleton, Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.
Phillip holds a PhD in history of art from Cambridge University, an MLA from Stanford, and a BA from Williams College. His new book, An Alternative History of Photography, was published by Prestel in the fall of 2022.
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