The best museums in the world use their collection to help inspire generations of young photographers.
But the art museum in the US is the most notable among them, and for good reason.
From being the only museum in America that is dedicated to all things photography, to a photography museum in Paris that offers both photography and museum tours, to the Smithsonian’s iconic exhibit about photography and photography culture, there is something for everyone to discover in the Smithsonian.
We caught up with curator Elizabeth Tompkins-Kellogg to learn about her vision for the museum and why it’s so important for the future of photography in the United States.1.
What is the main purpose of the museum?
There are three main purposes of the Smithsonian: 1) to inspire generations to pursue a passion for photography and culture 2) to connect individuals to their heritage 3) to foster creative, collaborative learning and sharing 4) to be an important part of the American landscape.
What do you think of the exhibition, What is the Smithsonian?
“What is The Smithsonian?
is a unique and inspiring exhibition that will celebrate the history and importance of American photography through the eyes of one of its most significant artists.
It features original prints and original photographs from the exhibition.
The collection is designed to inspire students and adults to be creative in a way that will be meaningful to generations to come.
I believe the best way to create a lasting impact is through the work of the photographers who were chosen as part of this exhibition.
In addition to the original prints, students can take home two of the most valuable collections of photographs that the museum holds, including a copy of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “The Magic Hour” (1875), a copy from the New York City public library (which has been digitized) and a collection of photographs by photographer Richard Segal.
What is a photo that captures your childhood?
For me, the most memorable photograph of my childhood was taken at the age of seven when I took this photo of my grandfather’s family.
I have two brothers who are also photographers.
They told me at a very young age, “When you grow up, you’re going to be famous for being a photographer.”
And that’s what it’s all about, is to be noticed and recognized.
They were right, I was famous and I was a photographer.
It’s the same for my parents, and my sister, and every one of my friends.
We’re just like that.
What about photography in general?
The first thing I think of when I think about photography is the photography of the 18th century.
I grew up thinking about the photographer John Lasseter, who had a photographic style that I think captures the spirit of that era.
What does that mean?
Photography is a very individual way of thinking.
The best photographers were always very open to new ideas, and I think they captured a very unique feeling in their work.
What are some of the things that have influenced the way you see photography?
I think of my own life.
I was very much a photographer in the ’70s.
My father was an auto mechanic, and we always had pictures of the cars he drove and how he worked.
I’ve always wanted to be a photographer, and there was always a strong desire to capture images of people.
And I think I’ve never been a very good photographer.
I think if I were to become a better photographer, I think my focus would be on the world.
I don’t think it’s necessarily that I’m a better person, but it’s a more interesting life, more beautiful, more varied life.
What did you learn from working in the public library?
One of the main things that I learned from the public collections is that they are very open and creative and don’t shy away from new ideas.
They are very welcoming.
They really want to learn.
And they’re very interested in learning.
That’s one of the reasons I like working there.
They’re open and collaborative, and they’re really interested in sharing their collections.
And you’re really encouraged to learn more.
What’s your favorite museum in photography?2.
What kind of photo do you love?
If you look at my photos, you see a lot of kids and adults in their teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, taking their first pictures in the park.
I’m not a huge fan of people standing and looking at things that they don’t understand.
And for me, one of those images is a photograph of me in a park in Chicago, taking a photo of a woman I’ve known for years, who is very fond of me.
I remember looking at the photo of me standing on a bench in a beautiful park and thinking, Wow, this is so wonderful.
I could go to this park every day and see the people and see their faces, and think, Wow. This