Art Of Photography Show

Tim B. Wride
Head of the Department of Photography at LACMA (2007)
Executive Director of The No Strings Foundation

Tim B. Wride Tim B. Wride is the founding Executive Director of The No Strings Foundation, a non-profit foundation established in 2004 whose mission is to provide direct funding to photographic artists. Also, at the time when Mr. Wride judged the Art of Photography Show 2007, he was the Curator and Head of the Department of Photographs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). During his initial 12-year tenure as Curator of Photography at the LACMA (1992-2004), Mr. Wride curated over twenty-five permanent collection focus exhibitions as well as numerous larger exhibitions including: "Retail Fictions: the Commercial Photography of Ralph Bartholomew" (1997); "Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography after the Revolution" (2001); "Donald Blumberg" (2002); and "Trajectories: The Photographic Work of Robbert Flick" (2004). He is the author of the catalogues that accompanied these exhibitions, and also contributed the photography component and an anthology essay to the exhibition "Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000" (2000) which traced the interaction of fine art and popular culture in creating the identity of California. Wride co-curated and wrote the Aperture monograph for "Pirkle Jones: Sixty years of Photography" (2001) a travelling exhibition that premiered at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and also curated "To Protect and To Serve: Photography from the LAPD Archives" (2002) that has traveled internationally. Most recently, he curated "Hurrell's Men: Hollywood, Glamour, and Masculinity," an exhibition that will be traveling through 2007 for the Sheldon Galleries in St. Louis and "Long Exposures: Contemporary Photo-Essays."

About LACMA: Established as an independent institution in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has assembled a permanent collection that includes approximately 100,000 works of art spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present, making it the premier encyclopedic visual arts museum in the western United States. Located in the heart of one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, the museum uses its collection and resources to provide a variety of educational and cultural experiences for the people who live in, work in, and visit Los Angeles. LACMA offers an outstanding schedule of special exhibitions, as well as lectures, classes, family activities, film programs and world-class musical events.

About The No Strings Foundation: The No Strings Foundation is committed to providing direct assistance to photographic imagemakers in an effort to facilitate and enhance their creative opportunities and endeavors. The No Strings Foundation is currently forming Regional Patrons Groups throughout the country whose purpose is to support the Foundation and its mission while learning about and understanding the evolving state of contemporary photography.

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