NEW YORK, NY.- The talk by A.D. Coleman 'Saga' - The making of a Retrospective" will take place on Friday, April 24, 2009. In his talk A.D.Coleman will present a slideshow version of the exhibition "Saga:The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Photographs 1970-2005," while discussing the curatorial decisions involved in selecting and structuring the project in both exhibition and book form.
A leading photography critic A. D. Coleman has published 8 books and more than 2000 essays on photography and related subjects. Formerly a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times, and the New York Observer, Coleman contributes to ARTnews, Art On Paper, and Technology Review. His syndicated essays on mass media, new communication technologies, art, and photography are featured in such periodicals as Juliet Art Magazine (Italy), European Photography (Germany), La Fotografia (Spain), and Chinese Photography (PRC). His work has been translated into 21 languages and published in 31 countries.
Coleman has appeared on NPR, PBS, CBS and the BBC. A Getty Museum Guest Scholar and a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Hasselblad Foundation, he was honored in 1996 as the Ansel and Virginia Adams Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Creative Photography. American Photo named Coleman one of "the 100 most important people in photography." In 2002, Coleman received the Culture Prize of the German Photographic Society — the first critic of photography ever so honored.