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The works offered in the present catalogue were collected over a thirty-year period by James Danziger through the various chapters of a career in which his fascination with the photographic image has been the constant. Danziger is an American who was born in London and whose regular working involvement with photographs started in this city. His potential as an editor was already evident in his student years when he edited the Yale Revue in 1975. In that same year he had the idea, with a colleague, of making a book of interviews with great photographers. The idea became a reality when the co-authors conducted a series of interviews the following year that became the book, Interviews with Master Photographers, published in 1977. This was followed by Danziger's monograph on Cecil Beaton.
Danziger worked at the Photographers' Gallery in London from 1976 to 1978 when he was hired by Harold Evans to become the youngest Picture Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine. In 1983 he moved to New York to become Features Editor of Vanity Fair where he was instrumental in repositioning the magazine and in working with Annie Leibovitz, now the magazine's chief photographer.
Six years later he founded the James Danziger Gallery in New York, rapidly attracting attention for a mix of thematic and monographic shows, representing such photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mario Giacomelli, Annie Leibovitz, Joel Meyerowitz and Eliot Porter. Ten years later he founded Artland.com - an internet company that pioneered the business of selling great photographs in the form of high quality digital prints. He later became Director of Magnum Photos' American operations, and now runs Danziger Projects, a gallery and media company in New York City.
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