Yale University Art Gallery Appoints Judy Ditner as the Richard Benson Assistant Curator of Photography and Digital Media




The Yale University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Ditner as the Richard Benson Assistant Curator of Photography and Digital Media, beginning April 29, 2016. Over the past ten years, Ditner has worked as a curator, editor, and collections manager for museums, private art foundations, and university and private Judy Ditnercollections in the United States, Canada, and South Korea. Her exhibition experience ranges from focused collection-based exhibitions to large-scale international biennials, and in 2010 she was one of three assistant curators for 10,000 Lives, the eighth edition of the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. In addition to her curatorial experience, Ditner has taught courses and lectured on the history of photography and contemporary art at Boston University; the Photographic Resource Center, in Boston; Amherst College, in Massachusetts; and Ryerson University, in Toronto. She received her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2015, and her dissertation, “Art Is a Lie that Makes Us Realize Truth: Walid Raad’s Abstract Realism,” investigates the unconventional uses of photography in the work of this American-Lebanese artist.