NAOMI ROSENBLUM CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES
2007 Walter Rosenblum Retrospective, Foto Art Festival
2005 "How We Live in the 21st Century City: Walter Rosenblum", PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
Walter Rosenblum was the subject of a massive retrospective, with Bill Owens and Stephen Shore, himself shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse prize in London, rounding out the American contingent. William Klein, that quintessential American in Paris, showed rare work related to all his cities.
2005 "Main Street, Urban Photography in America: Walter Rosenblum"
Centro Cultural de la Villa & Fundacion Santander Central Hispanico, Valladolid, Spain
This exhibition, filled with images with an important social content, reviews the career of Walter Rosenblum (New York, USA, 1919) and places special emphasis on the works in which he portrayed the changes that migratory movements caused in this city, a constant theme for him. The show gathers together the photographs that the artist made in New York’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods: Pitt Street in the 1930s, Spanish Harlem in the 1950s and the Bronx in the 1980s, together with a special section focused on his work in the Spanish refugee camps in Toulouse, France.
1999: "Photo League", FotoEspana, Madrid, Spain
First exhibition in Spain of the work of New York Photo League members. Held at Telefonica Galleries in Madrid
1997 "Documenting A Myth: The south as Seen by Three Women Photographers"
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
1996-1997 "A History of Women Photographers"
Stephen Schwartzman Gallery, New York Public Library, Akron Art Museum, Santa Barbara Art Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
Premiere site for the tour of the first large-scale, comprehensive exhibition chronicling women's achievements in photography as a fine art from the beginnings of photography through 1975. Organized by the Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, the exhibition presents approximately 220 vintage photographs and 30 vintage publications by 219 women, setting the work of better-known women artists within the broader fabric of the accomplishments of the lesser-known female photographers of each era. Photographs in the exhibition are drawn from libraries (including The New York Public Library), museums, historical societies, galleries, and private collections in Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan, and throughout the United States. A mural-sized timeline and introductory videotape set the art into the context of the historical and political events that affected the lives of women between 1830 and the present