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VIDEO: ASMP NY Member Spotlight for Black History Month: BRIAN BRANCH-PRICE

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

On February 26th we held a conversation with award-winning photographer, Brian Branch-Price. 
Watch the video here: 


From Bondage To Freedom:
“The Original Cowboy: An American Institution”

A conversation with award-winning photographer, Brian Branch-Price. 

Brian Branch-Price, ASMP Member #1000338 will present work from his ongoing project and upcoming 2025 Vedere Press book “The Original Cowboy: An American Institution.” For the last 10 years Branch-Price has been documenting rodeos, trail rides and Buffalo Soldier reenactments in the Americas. Branch-Price’s b&w photographs highlight these unsung heroes, preserving their legacy and impacting their communities. In 2023, Brian’s “Black Cowboys In America” was a featured exhibition at Photoville in New York.

Brian Branch-Price will give a presentation of his Black Cowboys in America photography project for the first hour, and then will be in conversation with author, curator, photographer and ASMP’s archivist, Grayson Dantzic.

PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY: Portraits of participants of the Queen City Film Festival at the Plainfield Performing Arts Center in Plainfield, N on Friday, October 20, 2023. (Brian BranchPrice/TheFotoDesk)

BRIAN BRANCH-PRICE is an American documentary and portrait photographer, director and author whose varied 25+ year career has ranged from photojournalism to commissioned fine art projects. Brian’s methodology has evolved to employ a traditional documentary and reportage approach that allows for his subjective interpretation of the subject. The driving concern of his work is to explore the Black Diaspora focusing on the realities of the American African experience in the Americas.

Read more on his website: https://brianbranchprice.com

Instagram: @brianbranchprice


Grayson Dantzic on the steps of 65 South 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2016 [Photograph © Willie Chu]
GRAYSON DANTZIC is an author, archivist, curator, documentary videographer, musician and photographer. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and the Palmer School of Library & Information Science of Long Island University. He is the special projects archivist for the Warner Music Group Archives and the Paul Seligman Collection at the Metropolitan Opera Archives and has worked with many photographers and their collections. In 1999, he and his mother established the Jerry Dantzic Archives. He edited and wrote text for the books Jerry Dantzic’s New York : The Fifties in Focus (Edition Stemmle, 2002) and Jerry Dantzic: Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill (Thames & Hudson, 2017). He has curated many photographic exhibitions, and is co-founder and Executive Vice President of the American Photography Archives Group (APAG) since it began in 2000. Grayson just finished working with Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) on Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic, a 2019-2024 traveling exhibition that he co-curated, based on the companion book of his father’s unseen Lady Day photographs from 1957 in Jerry Dantzic: Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill. He has been the archivist for the ASMP Archives since March 2018 brought in specifically by former ASMP President Thomas Kennedy and ASMP General Counsel, Thomas Maddrey. Grayson’s late father, Jerry Dantzic was ASMP member #606, joining in 1956, just after Henri Cartier-Bresson who was ASMP member #605.



February 26
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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