Every once in a while I have the pleasure of noting the accomplishment of a friend. In next Sunday's New York Times (Oct. 28,2017), Carol McCusker, who is Curator of Photography for the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, received some great and well-deserved coverage for her work and her recent show, "Aftermath: The Fallout of War — America and the Middle East" (now traveling to other venues).
As she said in the NYT story, “We are not antiwar. But there is a generation of people who look to war to solve problems. We want to show what war does. I have always been interested in history, and I believe in using photography to address contemporary issues. More and more of our exhibits are of the moment."
To see the entire story, either pick up a Sunday New York Times, or go here to the online version, which might not hurt your back as much and will save a few trees: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/arts/museums-middle-east-war-photographs.html.
The show is currently at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota until January 21, 2018.
I should note that Carol worked with me for a while as my associate, and, while having nothing to do with her success as a curator, I am rather proud of the work she does now.