Adam D. Weinberg has been the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art since October 2003. Musée sat down with Adam to talk about his curating and directing careers.
Everyone is now a photographer because of the iPhone, what’s your opinion on that?
Everybody loves pictures. With the means that people have now, everybody can do it. However, it doesn’t necessarily make someone an artist just because the means are there.
What advice can you offer emerging photographers and artists who are looking to display their work in a place like the Whitney Museum?
My advice would be to do what drives you and discover what your passion is. Whether its photography, drawing, or painting, you have to go wherever your work takes you. I love cameras, I love taking pictures, and I also love the fact that I can now take photographs on my iPhone. It’s all about figuring out what drives you, what interests you visually in the world, and figuring out how to go forward with that. Being in the art world is really, really, really hard and most people do not make a living being an artist.