We are pleased to announce the juror for the 2021 ANPCE is Audrey Sands, Ph.D., the Norton Family Assistant Curator of Photography for both the Phoenix Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography.
Having joined both organizations in 2019, Sands' work is the result of an interesting collaboration which began in 2006 when Mr. & Mrs. John R. Norton III donated funds to create the Museum’s Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography and established a curatorial endowment to fund the Norton Family Assistant Curator of Photography. The institutions together represent two artistic powerhouses in the state.
Sands holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art from Yale University, specializing in the history of photography, with a dissertation on the photographer Lisette Model (1901-1983). She received an M.A. in the History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in Art History from Barnard College.
Along with her impressive academic record, she has worked in curatorial departments at several art museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.