It has been 1-year to the day that I acquired Panopticon Gallery. It has been an absolute dream come true to be able to operate a gallery in Boston. The idea of owning a gallery began while I was at MassArt. Although I was focused on being an artist, in the back of my mind I had this idea that I'd love to marry my business background with my photography background and start a gallery. Little did I know that I would eventually acquire the oldest photography gallery in New England.
I want to thank all of the mentors that I have had over the past few years who have helped to introduce me to the artists, curators, patrons, collectors, critics and photography professionals that have not only helped shape me as an individual, but the gallery as we see it now. Everyone should know, "Who's in your Top 5?"
To all of the artists and most particularly the emerging artists, I have enjoyed working with each and every one of you. I find much joy in living vicariously through your successes! To quote Robert Adams, "Away at the horizon, almost like a line of trees, are the picture makers on whom I depended."
And to Tony Decaneas, who's birthday also happens to fall on this day, I thank you for passing the torch and for continuing to offer advice when needed.