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About Us


The Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography aims to enlighten, delight, and inspire people around the world through the presentation of museum-quality photography exhibitions, publications, related online content, symposia, lectures, and other forms of educational events and materials.

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As a non-profit organization, FEP needs help to thrive and continue to develop ambitious exhibitions. You can support our activities by making a donation. Donations are fully deductible from the taxable income for Americans and we offer special privileges to our generous contributors (contact us for more information).
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Founded in 2003, the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, a city with a vibrant tradition of support for the arts.

FEP has achieved substantial results in its first two decades, with its shows travelling to 35 countries on 4 continents, and with catalogues produced in many different language editions.

FEP has always valued collaboration with institutions and individuals, and has worked with curators, historians, critics and educators in pursuance of its goals. Among the distinguished experts who have contributed or who are contributing to FEP’s projects are William Ewing (formerly Director of Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne), Joan Simon (formerly curator-at-large, Whitney Museum); A. D. Coleman (historian, critic and curator); Douglas Fogle (formerly curator at the Hammer Museum in LA); Tobia Bezzola (now Director, MASI, Lugano); Elizabeth Armstrong (formerly, Assistant Director of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts); Anne Tucker (formerly, curator of Photography at MFA Houston); Arthur Ollman (formerly, Director of Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego); Bartomeu Mari (formerly, Director of MMCA, Seoul); Nathalie Herschdorfer (Director, Photo Elysée, Lausanne).

Among the institutions we have worked with closely are the following: Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kunsthaus Zürich; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; High Museum of Art Atlanta; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth.; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Auckland Art Gallery, NZ; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea, Seoul.

Among the publishing houses we have worked with: Thames & Hudson, London and Paris; Delmonico Books, Prestel, New York; Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern; Skira, Italy; W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York.



Board of Directors

Phil Rosenbloom
Board Chairman
Artist/Collector/Insurance advisor
Deborah Berg McCarthy
Art Collector
Jon-Paul Bernard
FEP Legal Counsel
Partner Mayer Brown
Todd Brandow
Executive Director, Founder
Geoff Dyer
Dominique Haim
Art Collector/Curator
Endowment Fund Director
Steve Rooney
Management Consultant/Retired Deputy Director for Finance and Administration, ICP

Emeritus Directors

Carl D. Lobell
Former Partner Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Evan Maurer
Minneapolis Institute of Arts/Director Emeritus
Arthur Ollman
Former Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego

Professional Advisory Committee

Brian Daly
Patterson Sims
James Snyder
Andrea Wallack

Organizations Supporting FEP Activities

American embassies (incl. Brazil, Denmark, France, Greece, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, from 2005)
Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation (2010)
Estate of Marian O. Naumburg (2010)
Legacy Fund of the State of Minnesota (2010) as administered by the Minnesota State Library System (CRPLSA)
McKnight Foundation (2013)
US State Department / Public Diplomacy Affairs Department for the Western Hemisphere (2006)
Michael G. & C. Jane Wilson Trust (2016)

FEP Founding Friends

Joanna Steichen (2009)
Cy and Paula DeCosse (2009)
Arno Rafael and Sandra Hughes Minkkinen (2010)
Howard Greenberg (2012)

FEP Friends

Harry Drake (2009)
Kurtz Family Foundation (2012)


Todd Brandow
Executive Director
William Ewing
Special Projects / Curator
Justine Chapalay
Senior Assistant Curator
Morgana Zanetta
Assistant Curator


Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography
1650 West End Blvd. Suite 100
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
T+1 612 961 1856
T+33 6 62 01 69 87
Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography
57 Rue de la Roquette
75011 Paris
T+33 6 62 01 69 87
Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography
Avenue de la Rasude 2
1006 Lausanne
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