Daile Kaplan, AAA
2006-15 BOARD OF DIRECTORS, APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Personal Property and Fine Art appraiser for museums, foundations, Private Collectors and governmental agencies;
2013 Recertified Appraiser in Fine Art, Documentary and Vernacular Photography; 19th through 21st- Century Photobooks
Editor, APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA NEWSLETTER, 2011-2013
2006- APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, CERTIFIED APPRAISER:
1990- SWANN GALLERIES, VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR, PHOTOGRAPHS
Selected, appraised, and catalogued in excess of 30,000 photographs and photographic books. Set world auction records for 20th-century fine art photographs by numerous master photographers. Pioneered auctions dedicated to Photographic Literature (photobooks); realized world records for out-of-print books by Doris Ulmann, Man Ray, Hans Bellmer, and Minor White as well as issues of “Camera Work.” Introduced other new genres to the Photographs auction market, such as photojournalism (press photographs), vernacular photography (snapshots and amateur albums), and pop photographica (3-dimensional objects incorporating photographic images). Realized world records for photographs by James P. Ball, A.J. Russell, Eddie Adams, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Curtis, Andre Kertesz, Ruth Bernhard, and Susan Derges.
1998 - PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALIST, P.B.S’s—“ANTIQUES ROADSHOW”
Appearances in New York City, Chicago; Philadelphia, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Charleston, Boston, Salt Lake City, Tucson, New Orleans, Seattle, Hot Springs, Albuquerque, Memphis, Charlotte, Charleston.
Profiled in PHOTOGRAPH magazine, April 2015
Profiled on website, www.designobserver.com. Interview with Michelle Hauser. 2014
Photo Specialist on The History Channel, Discovery Channel, HGTV, City-TV, and Plumb-TV. 2004-2006
Profiled in Cigar Aficionado magazine by Judd Tully, February 2002
Vettor, Winter Antiques Show, Park Avenue Armory, 2012; 2013; 2014
Appraising Art, The Definitive Guide (New York: Appraisers Association of America, 2013)
Photography Changes Everything (New York: Aperture, 2012)
Advanced Issues in Appraising; edited by Alex Rosenberg. (New York: Ford Foundation, 2012)
“Reading Ansel Adams, When a Coffee Can is not (simply) a Coffee Can,” Image, The Magazine of George Eastman House, spring 2007
“Visual Literacy, The Soul of the Picture” The Education of a Photographer (New York: Allworth Press, 2006).
“The Photographic Marketplace, The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography. 4th edition. (New York: Reed Elsevier, 2007)
In the Vernacular, The Collection of Rodger P. Kingston (Boston and New Haven: Stinehour & Boston University Press, 2007).
Brooklyn Book Fair; POWarts 2016
CURATOR 2002- present
"A Survey of Pop Photographica," Les Recontres d'Arles, 2014
“Eyes on the World.” The Alexia Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Photography Exhibition. United Nations, New York. Spring 2006..
“Pop Photographica in Everyday Life, 1849-1969,” Art Gallery of Ontario, April 2003. Opens at the Parrish Art Museum, September, 2004.
Developed a website devoted for this new collectible at: www. PopPhotographica.com
Work from my personal collection is reproduced in Frank Maresca’s and Roger Ricco’s American Vernacular (New York: Abrams, 2002).
Commentator, City-TV, Toronto, Canada, for programs on the nude in photography and fashion photography as art. 2002; 2006
Carol Prissan: Antiques Roadshow Collectibles Primer (New York: Workman, 2002).
Dana Micucci: Best Bids, An Insider’s Guide to Collecting (New York: Penguin, 2002).
Capa Production, Paris, France. “100 Photographers of the 20th Century.” Commentator, segment about Lewis Hine. Companion book by Hachette in 2000.
Pop Photographica: Image Objects (New York: Poppy Press, 2014)
Pop Photographica, Photography’s Objects in Everyday Life 1842-1969 (Toronto,
Canada: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2003)
Premiere Nudes, Albert Arthur Allen (Santa Fe: Twin Palms Publishers, 2001)
Lewis Hine in Europe: The "Lost" Photographs (New York: Abbeville Press, 1988)
Photo Story: Selected Letters and Photographs of Lewis W. Hine (Washington & London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992)
International Who’s Who of Professional & Business Women, 2000; 1998; 1996
Who's Who of American Women, 2004
The Photography Encyclopedia, 2000
Board of Directors and Executive Board, Appraisers Association 2006-2015
W. Eugene Smith Foundation, Board of Directors, 2013- current
60th Anniversary Benefit Auction, Aperture, 2012
Guest Auctioneer, In Motion, New York 2012
Antiques Roadshow Insider, Board of Advisors, 2002 – present
Palm Beach Photographic Workshop, Board of Advisors 1999 - present
Guest Auctioneer, Palm Beach Photographic Workshop, 2000 - 2012
Board of Directors, The Alexia Foundation 2005-2011
Board of Directors, Fifty Crows Foundation, San Francisco 2003-2010
Guest Auctioneer, Montessori School, New York 2006, 2009
Member: Appraisers Association of America; POWarts; The Authors Guild; ArtTable