As owner and director of Jackson Fine Art, a renowned gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, Anna Walker Skillman represents photographers like John Chiara, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, Sally Mann, Roger Ballen and Joel Meyerowitz, among many others.
The gallery opened its doors in 1990. In 2003, Walker Skillman purchased the gallery from its previous owner, Jane Jackson (who then went on to direct the famed Sir Elton John Photography Collection). She pledged to continue the gallery’s commitment to exhibiting both world-renowned and emerging photographers. We’re thrilled that she has agreed to be a member of the jury for our Exposure Awards 2018. The award is accepting entries until December 19, 2017—enter your work today!
Below, Walker Skillman offers her insights on succeeding in the gallery business, the importance (and omnipresence) of past masters, and how physical experiences remain the cornerstone of photography, especially in our increasingly digital world.