Photo Alumna Catherine Edelman Elected President of Association of International Photography Art Dealers
AIPAD election coincides with the 25th anniversary of her Chicago photography gallery
November 14, 2012
Catherine Edelman BFA '85 (Photography), owner of the Chicago-based Catherine Edelman Gallery (CEG), has been elected as the next president of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), a non-profit organization comprising the world’s leading photography art dealers. Her two-year term will begin on January 1, 2013.
An AIPAD member for more than 20 years, Edelman also serves as president of the Chicago Art Dealers Association. She opened CEG in 1987 at the age of 25 and is now celebrating its 25th anniversary as one of the Midwest’s leading photography galleries.
From its inception, the goal of the gallery was to exhibit prominent contemporary photographers alongside new and young talent, showcasing a broad range of subject matter and photographic techniques. Debuting with "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" by Nan Goldin, CEG has shown work ranging from street photography to fashion photography, traditional landscape images to socially conscious work and images created as a springboard for story telling. Artists have included such luminaries as Annie Leibovitz, Susan Meiselas, Herb Ritts, Michael Kenna, Richard Misrach, Joel-Peter Witkin and others.
Currently on display at Catherine Edelman Gallery is a 25 Year Anniversary exhibition titled "What I Was Thinking," a salon-style view of artists and works that date back to Edelman's first show. The exhibit, which runs through December 29, features 100 works by more than 75 artists who have been showcased at CEG over the last 25 years.