The Corcoran, Champion of Photography, Looks to Improve Finances

Posted by on Wednesday January 5, 2011 | Fine Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art has hired Toronto-based cultural strategy consultants Lord Cultural Resources to reverse its dwindling fortunes.

According to articles first on, then yesterday in the Washington Post, The Corcoran has been running a yearly deficit and relying on its endowment to pay for that deficit, a situation the Corcoran’s president and director, Fred Bollerer, described as untenable in an interview with the Post. “Almost any nonprofit organization that operates with a deficit has to use its fundraising money to cover every year is at risk,” he said.

The Corcoran holds a large number of photographs in its permanent collection, and has curated and hosted many photography exhibitions. Since 2005 it has shown the work of photographers like Edward Burtynsky, William Eggleston, Eadweard Muybridge and Richard Avedon. The Corcoran has also shown several photographic surveys and has exhibited important private collections.

The Corcoran offers educational opportunities through the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Bollerer’s comments to the Washington Post hinted that focusing more heavily on the college might be a way forward for The Corcoran.



Q&A: Yancey Richardson on Gender Diversity in the Art World

Posted by on Wednesday September 20, 2017 | Fine Art

A study published this spring by The City University of New York’s Guttman College argued that the art world remains predominantly white and male. Nearly 70 percent of the artists represented at 45 prominent New York galleries were male, the study suggested. One exception to this trend is Yancey Richardson, who represents 18 women and... More

How Robert Shults Photographed His Own Homeless Experience

Posted by on Friday August 11, 2017 | Fine Art

Formerly homeless photographer Robert Shults recently explained in a Q&A with PDN the ethical and esthetic challenges of photographing homeless people, and how photographers can approach the topic in ways that dignify the subjects and elicit empathy and deeper understanding on the part of viewers. In his own photography, Shults has concentrated lately on scientific... More