Edelman, Catherine (audio)

The long-time gallerist and dealer talks about starting her business from scratch, her goals for showing living, contemporary photographers and her commitment to getting the word out about her artists.

“We’re not worried about today. We’re constantly worrying about the artist’s position within history and how their career is protected. That’s what we’re supposed to be worrying about: how we protect your career so down the road if you are successful, your output makes sense to somebody who wasn’t around when you were doing it.”

Catherine Edelman Gallery opened in 1987 quickly establishing itself as one of the leading galleries in the Midwest devoted exclusively to photography. Edelman received an MFA in Photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is an active member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and currently serves as its vice-president. She is also a member of the Chicago Art Dealers Association (CADA) and currently serves as its president.