Elizabeth, with Leica, 1970

What is your favorite museum for photography?

Fotografiska New York, MoMA, ICP, Christie’s Photo Auction exhibitions. Howard Greenberg Gallery is always a great go-to.


What helped you get through the pandemic?

Zoom, Netscape and Amazon! Rewatching Homeland, The Soprano’s, The Crown, Victoria, Delhi Crime (in Hindi), Russian Doll (S1 and S2), every version of Pride & Prejudice – and there are many. The list goes on and on (and on).


What was the best book you read/viewed last year?

“Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” For viewing: Cig Harvey’s brilliant “Blue Violet “(Montacelli); the masterful retrospective “Mona Kuhn: Works” (Thames& Hudson) and Mona Kuhn’s “Kings Road” (Steidl)….among many others.


What are your favorite instagram feeds?

After viewing my sons first! @matthewavedon, @wavedon,

then @monakuhnstudio, @ruddyroye, @nvreeland, @tibetdotnet, @keithcarter.art, @lensculture, @billshapiro, @jmcclurephoto, @sean.perry, @jdine, @alinesmithson, @Kingofbingo…and many old and new friends


What piece of advice would you give your younger self?

Since I wouldn’t make any different choices I’d have to tell her “just hold onto your seat – it’s going to be a very bumpy ride.”




Elizabeth Avedon is an independent curator and photo consultant. Former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe; Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Elizabeth received recognition for her curatorial work, exhibition design and publishing projects, including Richard Avedon’s retrospective exhibitions and books “Avedon: 1949-1979” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art; “In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago; and exhibitions for the Leica Gallery, NY; the Menil Collection and for the Estate of Diane Arbus, among others. She’s juried for the Leica Women Foto Project Awards, the Lucie Photo Book Awards and was on a distinguished panel of jurors for the internationally renowned Prix Carmignac Fondation Photojournalism Award in Paris.
Her essays are included in“Mona Kuhn: Works” A Retrospective (Thames & Hudson); “My Impressions of Vivian Maier” for John Maloof’s “Vivian Maier: Self Portraits” (powerHouse Books); “Trusted Witness” for Dornith Doherty’s monograph, “Archiving Eden” (Schilt Publishing); and for Tom Chamber’s retrospective, “Hearts and Bones” (Unicorn Press). She has been a long-time contributor to Paris based La Lettre, Le Journal de la Photographie and L’oeil de la Photographie, profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography.Elizabeth received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Griffin Museum of Photography.


Nancy McCrary

Nancy is the Publisher and Founding Editor of South x Southeast photomagazine. She is also the Director of South x Southeast Workshops, and Director of South x Southeast Photogallery. She resides on her farm in Georgia with 4 hounds where she shoots only pictures.

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