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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Harris Fogel

Harris Fogel

Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 1:30pm, Visual Arts Building (Building 17)

Portfolio Reviews - Afternoon

Harris Fogel is an Associate Professor of Photography, and Director and Curator of the Sol Mednick Gallery and Gallery 1401, operated and housed in the Photography program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is reviewing work for possible exhibition at the Sol Mednick Gallery and Gallery 1401, which offer a year-round schedule of contemporary exhibitions of photography. He prefers to view work that is fully realized and ready for exhibition. Fogel states, "Our dogma is that we are non-dogmatic, and exhibit a wide-range of work, from established to emerging artists, nationally and internationally. We would like to remind artists that while the 'Super-Size' generation of prints are wonderful, we would rather exhibit more work rather than support FedEx or UPS, so keep that in mind when loading up that printer with 44-inch rolls of paper!"


The Sol Mednick Gallery was founded in 1978 by then-Department Chair Ray Metzker, and is named after the founder of the University's Photography Program, Sol Mednick. It is the only endowed gallery for the exhibition of contemporary photography in Philadelphia and will soon celebrate its 35th anniversary. The Sol Mednick Gallery received the prestigious Photo Review Award for service to photography. Fogel has directed the Sol Mednick Gallery since 1997 and Gallery 1401 since 1999. Gallery 1401 was founded by Fogel and will soon celebrate its 15th anniversary.

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