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The Making of Photographydatabase.org (2)

These types of projects need boundaries to assure that they are finite and do-able. Our boundaries have continuously expanded: from only U.S. public collections to international collections; exhibition histories for museums as well as for photographers; links to the proliferation of web sites; and recently, commercial galleries. […]

The Making of Photographydatabase.org (1)

Andrew Eskind: Photographydatabase.org is a free, online database indexing over 95,000 photographers — from the beginning of photography up to today — whose work is owned by, and accessible to researchers at, over 1000 public museums and archives in the United States and throughout the world. It cross-indexes photographers, collections, exhibitions, bibliographic citations, and now, for the first time, commercial galleries as well. It is the most extensive reference tool of its kind in the field of photography, with additions made on a daily basis. […]

The Light Factory

Crista Cammaroto: In 1972 there was — according to ten photographers in Charlotte, North Carolina — a serious lack of fine-art photographs available for viewing in the Southeast. They shared their frustration and started regularly viewing each other’s work while enjoying a few beers. Thus The Light Factory (TLF) was conceived. The Light Factory is at the center of a great lake fed by a large river of silver that reaches from the Mason-Dixon Line down to the ocean. Today, of course, the river is made of a few more things. Light-generated media is how we like to define it. […]