Godowsky Color Award Jurors
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Roy Flukinger is the Senior Research Curator of the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, where he assists in the development, administration, and interpretation of the collections. He holds degrees from Tulane University and from The University of Texas Austin, and has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer or Assistant Professor at UT and other institutions of higher learning. He has published and lectured extensively in the fields of regional, cultural, and contemporary photography and the history of art and photography, and has produced or participated in over eighty exhibitions.
He serves on many professional boards and is engaged in numerous other projects including presentations or articles on photographic history, collection management, and contemporary and Texas photography, as well as contributing essays to many publications each year. He consults with a variety of institutions on the administration, funding, and operation of photographic organizations; serves as juror, reviewer, and evaluator for contemporary photographic events, groups, and support organizations; and, conducts peer reviews and evaluations for a number of professional and developmental organizations. His more recent publications have been on the Center’s famous Gernsheim Collection and upon such twentieth century artists and photographers as Arnold Newman, Fritz Henle, and David Douglas Duncan.
Nathalie Herschdorfer is a curator and art historian specializing in the history of photography. Director of the photography festival Alt. +1000 in Switzerland and curator at the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP), she was previously a curator at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, where she worked for twelve years on major exhibitions, including Face: the Death of the Portrait, and retrospectives of Edward Steichen, Leonard Freed, Ray K. Metzker and Valérie Belin. She is the author of Afterwards: Contemporary Photography Confronting the Past (2011), editor of Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography (2012) and co-author, with William A. Ewing, of reGeneration: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, two books dedicated to emerging photography on the international scene. Freelance since 2010, she has curated several exhibitions, including The Youth Code, a work-in progress show first held at the 2012 Daegu Photo Biennale in Korea, and Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, a travelling exhibition produced by FEP and accompanied by a book published in 6 editions. She is currently working on a dictionary of photography, to be published in 2014.
Francine Weiss is the Curator & Loupe Editor at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. Francine received her BA from Wellesley College in English and studio art and her PhD in American studies from Boston University. A specialist in the history of photography and American visual culture, Francine wrote her dissertation on Edward Weston’s photographs for Leaves of Grass. Since her arrival at the PRC in 2012, she has curated two exhibitions, The Doors of Perception: Vision and Innovation in Alternative Processes, which drew a record numbers of visitors, and Framed: Identity and the Photographic Portrait, which opens September 3, 2013. She also edits the PRC’s journal, Loupe, which publishes thrice yearly. Prior to joining the PRC, Francine worked as the Acting Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Her past museum experience includes three years as a curatorial fellow and research assistant at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University and two years as a graduate intern and curatorial fellow at the deCorodva Museum and Sculpture Park. At deCordova, she curated DeCordova Collects: Gifts from Stephen and Sybil Stone, and co-curated Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art and the 2003 deCordova Annual. Francine has also taught art history at Wellesley College, Simmons College, and Boston University.