Los Angeles, CA—The Annenberg Space for Photography named arts veteran Katie Hollander as its new director. Hollander has served as the interim director since November 2017.
“It was imperative for me to find someone who not only understands the founding vision for how the Annenberg Space for Photography has contributed to the cultural landscape of Los Angeles, but who also could propel us into our next decade with strong leadership and new, thought-provoking ideas,” said Wallis Annenberg, chairman, president and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation. “Katie has already proven that she can inspire others. I know she will continue to build on the momentum we’ve achieved in our first 10 years with great success.”
Hollander was deputy and then executive director of Creative Time. The highly regarded nonprofit public arts organization created Tribute in Light, the New York City installation commemorating 9/11.
Moreover, she has also been a powerful supporter of women in the arts. She served as executive director of ArtTable, a membership organization for 1,200 women professionals in the visual arts. In addition, Hollander worked in various capacities at the College Art Association.
“I am thrilled to be taking on the directorship at the Annenberg Space for Photography,” said Hollander. “Wallis Annenberg’s passion for photographers and photography is on full display with every new exhibition at the Photo Space. I look forward to bringing new ideas as well as experiences to our audiences. It is a privilege to be leading this unique cultural institution into the next decade. Public art, like photography, has the ability to challenge and expand our understanding of the world around us.”
Annenberg Space for Photography
Since 2009, the Annenberg Space for Photography has produced exhibits that invite guests to see the world through a different lens. It exhibits both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The space features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by some of the world’s most renowned photographers and a selection of emerging photographic talents as well.