The Houston Center for Photography (HCP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Madeline Yale as its new Interim Executive Director. Her appointment follows the resignation of Allison Hunter who left HCP to concentrate on her own work as a photographer and graphic artist.
Ms. Yale first joined the HCP staff as Program Director in February 2006. She has a BA with honors from Skidmore College, a post-graduate certificate from Sothebys in London, and an MA in Photographic Studies with Distinction from the Norwich School of Art & Design, England, where she also taught history of photography and photographic theory. Before coming to Houston, she organized exhibitions in the US and abroad and managed the photographic estate of American photographer Todd Webb.
As Program Director, Ms. Yale has curated Exhibitions at HCP, collaborating with the Exhibition Committee in a series of innovative curatorial projects including Trace (Visions of Katrina), currently on display in the HCP gallery, and an upcoming Retrospective show honoring the 25th Anniversary of HCP.
In her new position, Ms. Yale will provide leadership for HCPs talented young staff as the organization moves into its 25th anniversary year, a year in which HCP anticipates expansion of its Learning Center curriculum (with the opening of a new digital imaging laboratory), expanded community outreach programs, and a full exhibition schedule.
HCP is currently recruiting an Assistant Program Director to support Ms. Yale as she takes on the added responsibilities of the Interim Director and is instituting a national search for a permanent Executive Director.