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Photography Archives Workshop

  • Magnum Foundation 59 East 4th Street New York United States (map)
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In collaboration with the American Photography Archives Group (APAG), we invite you to a one-day training workshop for photography archives, designed for photographers and estates who are in the midst of the exciting-yet-daunting task of managing and preserving the photographic archives in their care. 

We’ll spend the day exploring the process of preservation and management from beginning to end. With hands-on demonstrations, take-home information packets, materials reviews, case studies and group sharing, we’ll explore topics from inventory control, shipping, digital asset management, storage set-up and maintenance, disaster preparedness, print handling, and more.

Ryan Buckley is a graduate of Ryerson University’s masters program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management and has spent the last decade working closely with photographers and photography estate heirs to help manage, preserve, and promote their photographic archives.

Mary Engel is an award winning filmmaker, the director of the Orkin/Engel Film and Photo Archive, and the founder and president of the American Photography Archives Group, APAG. Engel has been the director of the Ruth Orkin Photo Archive since its inception in 1985, and the Morris Engel Archive since 2005.

Cynthia Young is the curator of the Robert Capa Archive at the International Center of Photography, where she has worked since 2000. She has curated several exhibitions from the Capa Archive, including Capa in Color and The Mexican Suitcase: The Rediscovered Negatives of the Spanish Civil War by Capa, Chim and Taro, and We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim from the ICP collection and the Chim Archive.

Susan Meiselas is a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos since 1976. She works with a curatorial eye on her own projects, including selections of archival materials, as well as creating collective initiatives in collaboration with other photographers, which take both book and exhibition form.

Alex Nelson is a New York based photographer. She works for Susan Meiselas and Nan Goldin in their studios and has produced and edited numerous books and exhibitions.


The cost of the workshop is $200.
Payment can be made the day of by cash, check, or card.