Allen Frame discusses his newly published photobook Whereupon with Phil Taylor, Associate Curator in the George Eastman Museum’s Department of Photography, New York. 

Whereupon is a collection of color and black-and-white images from the late 70s to the early 90s that expands the premise of Fever — Allen’s 2021 book of color photographs taken in 1981 — to show a broader time period with the same subject: his artist friends in their apartments and lofts and on the streets of New York.

Allen and Phil will talk about the new book, and the 1980s in New York, what it was like to be an artist photographing other artists, the photography world of that period, the influences on the work — particularly in film and photography — and more.

Wed, March 27, 2024 at 12pm, (ET)  register here to attend the presentation online.

Allen Frame
Allen Frame is a photographer and writer, based in New York and represented by Gitterman Gallery. He has released four books of photography: Whereupon (Palermo Publishing, 2023); Innamorato (Meteoro Editions, 2023); Fever, (Matte Editions, 2021); and Detour, (Kehrer, 2001). Currently, his work appears in the exhibition Mexichrome at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. His two-person exhibition Lost and Found was presented at Soft Network in New York, in November. He is a winner of the 2017/2018 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and CEC Artslink’s Back Apartment Residency in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2019. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including Luxe, Calme, Volupte, which he co-curated with Sergio Bessa at Candice Madey Gallery in 2023. He is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Pratt Institute (MFA) and also teaches at the School of Visual Arts (BFA), the International Center of Photography in New York, and for StrudelmediaLive.

Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor’s research focuses on photography’s place within 20th-century avant-garde art, Surrealism, and global modern and contemporary art. In January 2022 he joined the George Eastman Museum as a New York City-based curator. At the Eastman Museum, Phil has organized recent and forthcoming exhibitions of the work of Liz Deschenes, Gregory Halpern, and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, as well as New Directions: Recent Acquisitions, co-curated with Louis Chavez. Previously Phil was a curatorial assistant in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, where he organized several exhibitions of work from the collection and assisted Roxana Marcoci on the 2022 retrospective and catalogue Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear. With Marcoci, he co-edited Wolfgang Tillmans: A Reader. Previously an active critic for Artforum, among other publications, Phil has published recent essays on the work of Lucas Blalock, Dora Maar, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

StrudelmediaLive is an online photography platform offering live & interactive small-group photo courses. In these interactive classes, students and teachers meet in realtime, seeing and speaking with each other through video conferencing. Students participate live from around the world. Classes are focused on a variety of subjects: storytelling, long-term projects, documentary and street photography, environmental portraits, composition, feedback groups, and multimedia.