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About Us

History

FEP was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organization. Based in Minneapolis, a city with a vibrant tradition for support for the arts, FEP has achieved substantial results in its first decade, with its shows travelling to 35 countries on 4 continents, and 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 the pursuance of its goals. Among the distinguished experts who have contributed to FEP’s projects are Joan Simon (curator-at-large, Whitney Museum); A. D. Coleman (historian, critic and curator); Patterson Sims (former assistant director MoMA); Tobia Bezzola (curator, Kunsthaus Zürich); Carol Squiers (curator, International Center of Photography, New York); Ronald J. Gedrim (historian); Pamela Roberts (curator and historian, former curator at the Royal Photographic Society); Katy Homans (graphic designer); Olivier Lugon (professor, University of Lausanne).

Among the institutions we have worked with closely are the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; the Jeu de Paume, Paris; the Kunsthaus, Zurich; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass.; the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; the Museo del Traje, Madrid; Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.

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

Curators

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Board of Directors

Phil Rosenbloom
Board Chairman
Artist/Collector/Insurance advisor
Steve Rooney
Treasurer
Management Consultant/Retired Deputy Director for Finance and Administration, ICP
Michael Benson
Director Prix Pictet, Founder Photo London
Curator
Jon-Paul Bernard
FEP Legal Counsel
Partner Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Todd Brandow
Executive Director, Founder
Curator
Neal Cuthbert
Consultant for organizations and individuals. Former V-P for Program at McKnight Foundation
Richard Grosbard
Photography Collector/Photographer
Deborah Berg McCarthy
Singer/Songwriter
Art Collector
Carl D. Lobell
Emeritus Board Member
Former Partner Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Evan Maurer
Emeritus Board Member
Minneapolis Institute of Arts/Director Emeritus
Arthur Ollman
Emeritus Board Member
Director of the School of Art, Design and Art 
History at San Diego State University

Professional Advisory Committee

Brian Daly
Patterson Sims

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)

Staff

Todd Brandow
Executive Director
William Ewing
Special Projects / Curator
Laura Gómez-Schaer
Assistant Curator
Juliette Hug
Assistant Curator
Audrey Zimmerli
Assistant Curator
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Contact

FEP
Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography
1650 West End Blvd. Suite 100
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
USA
T+1 612 961 1856
T+33 6 62 01 69 87
Einfo@fep-photo.org
FEP
Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography
57 Rue de la Roquette
75011 Paris
France
T+33 6 62 01 69 87
FEP
Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography
Avenue de la Rasude 2
1006 Lausanne
Switzerland
T+41 21 311 17 47
Einfo@fep-photo.org