Greg French

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    Most of the listings below involved the lending of images.

  • The Daguerreian Society: Chair of the Auction Committee. Former two-term Board of Directors.
  • 'The Mirror of Race' at Suffolk University: Advisory Board.
  • Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE): Member. Vendor.

  • National Gallery of Art: East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography, March 12 - July 16, 2017.
  • Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket: Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century, On display through July 2017.
  • Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH: Mount Washington, The Crown of New England, October 1, 2016 - January 16, 2017.
  • Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY: A Perfect Likeness: Folk Portraits and Early Photography, 2015.
  • Plymouth Center for The Arts, Plymouth, Massachusetts: One of three Judges for the Annual Photo Contest. 2015.
  • MIT Museum: Collecting Photography: A Roundtable Discussion. Panelist. 2014.
  • The Massachusetts Historical Society: 'Tell it with Pride.' 2014.
  • Adams Gallery at Suffolk University: 'The Mirror of Race: Seeing Ourselves Through History.' 2014.
  • The National Portrait Gallery: 'Bound for Freedom's Light: African Americans and the Civil War.' 2013 - 2014.
  • Taft Museum of Art: 'Local Exposures: Cincinnati Daguerreotypes.' 2013.
  • The National Gallery of Art: 'Tell it with Pride.' 2013.
  • Harvard University: 'Conservation of Daguerreotypes: A Collaborative Workshop in Photograph Conservation.' Hosted by the Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard University Library. 2009.
  • The Abraham Lincoln Bi-Centennial Exhibit, Federal Hall, New York City: Hosted by Rail Splitter, under the auspices of the National Park Service. 2009.
  • The Getty Museum: 'Dialogue Among Giants, Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California.' 2008-2009.
  • The National Gallery of Australia: 'Picture Paradise: Asia-Pacific Photography 1840s-1940s.' 2008.
  • Daguerreian Society Symposium, Savannah, Georgia: 'Positive Images: Early African American Photographs.' Curator. 2003.

  • 'Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.' Directed by Thomas Allen Harris. Inspired by Deborah Willis' 'Reflections in Black.' PBS, 2015.
  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.' Written and presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. WGBH/PBS, 2013.
  • American Experience: 'The Abolitionists.' Written, produced, and directed by Rob Rapley. WGBH/PBS, 2013.
  • American Experience and Frontline: 'God in America.' WGBH/PBS, 2010.
  • 'Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.' A film by Ken Burns. PBS, 2004.
  • 'Becoming American: The Chinese Experience.' Produced by Bill Moyers. PBS, 2003.
  • 'Africans in America.' WGBH/PBS, 1998-1999.

  • BOOKS:
  • 'Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American.' By John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, Celeste-Marie Bernier, with an Epilogue by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an Afterword by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. 2015
  • 'The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.' By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Donald Yacovone. Smiley Books. 2013.
  • 'Antique Photographica: The Collector's Vision.' By Bryan and Page Ginns. Schiffer Publishing. Authored the chapter: 'Behind the Scenes.' 2013.
  • 'African American Faces of the Civil War.' By Ronald S. Coddington. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2012.
  • 'Finding Family.' By Tonya Bolden. Bloomsbury. Consultant. 2010.
  • 'In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.' By Gary Miles Chapman, Nikki Giovanni, and Walter Leonard. Tinwood Books. 2002.
  • 'America and the Daguerreotype.' By John Wood. University of Iowa Press. 1999.

  • Ms. JAYA HOBBS has been Mr. French's Assistant and Inventory Collections Manager since 2003.

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