Installation Artist Jim Hodges photographed during the Albright Knox Art Gallery 150th Anniversary Gala

Last month the Albright-Knox Art Gallery celebrated its 150th Anniversary with a gala event. I was given the assignment of creating a series of portraits of select attendees of this extravagant party thrown by one of the oldest public arts organizations in the country; a mix of artists, curators, journalists, gallery donors, staff, and community supporters. Despite the torrential rain outside, the party in the gallery was lively and featured performances by the likes of Janine Antoni and Gelitin.

One of my favorite images from that night was this portrait of installation artist Jim Hodges, whose pieceĀ Look and See currently resides in the gallery’s outdoor sculpture garden.


Required Reading is a weekly listing of all the bits of visual inspiration, cool videos, news, hip links, and miscellaneous information that rattles my head during the week.

Instead of a list of links I have a video to share with you this week. Take a look back at the business of photography over 60 years ago with this vocational film from the 1940’s about options for students thinking about photography as a career. I always get a kick out of the old career films and PSA’s from this era.