2019 AIPAD Award
The AIPAD Award was established in 2017 to honor and recognize visionaries who have spent their lives at the forefront of the field of photography. The 2019 Award will be presented to Sarah Greenough on Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the VIP Lounge during the Opening Preview.
Sarah Greenough is senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and has been responsible for establishing and growing the National Gallery's collection of photographs, which now numbers more than 17,000 works made between 1839 and the present. She also established the program for photography at the National Gallery.
During her time at the National Gallery, she has organized numerous notable exhibitions, including those focused on the work of Alfred Stieglitz, André Kertész, Irving Penn, Robert Frank, and Allen Ginsberg, all of which have also traveled to museums around the world.
Greenough is the author of many publications, including Walker Evans: Subways and Streets (1991), Robert Frank: Moving Out (1994), Harry Callahan (1996), Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set (2002), All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852–1860 (2004), with Malcolm Daniel and Gordon Baldwin, The Altering Eye: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art (2015), with Sarah Kennel, Andrea Nelson, Diane Waggoner, and Philip Brookman, and author and editor of My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume One, 1915-1933, Yale University Press (2011).
Her exhibitions and publications have won many awards, including the International Center of Photography Publications Award for On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography and the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award for Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set for outstanding art publication of the year. In 2007, Greenough and co-author Diane Waggoner won the College Art Association's Alfred H. Barr, Jr. award for outstanding museum scholarship for their exhibition catalog, The Art of the American Snapshot: 1888–1978. In 2009, Greenough won the Outstanding Museum Catalogue of the Year from the Association of Art Museum Curators' award for Looking In: Robert Frank's "The Americans," and in 2010 she won the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award for Publications for the same publication.