Brian Taylor

Born in Tucson, Arizona, Brian received his B.A. Degree in Visual Arts from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. from Stanford University, and his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico where he studied with Beaumont Newhall and Van Deren Coke.
Brian taught as a Professor of Photography at California State University, San Jose for 40 years, and served as the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History. After university teaching, Brian served as the Executive Director of the Center for Photographic Art from 2015-2019. Now happily back in his studio, Brian continues to lecture and teach workshops for arts organizations across the country from Stanford University to the Penland School in North Carolina.

As a practicing artist, Brian is known for his innovative explorations of alternative photographic processes and handmade books. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group shows, and is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY.

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Anna Walker Skillman

As Co-Founder and Creative Director of Jackson Fine Art, Anna Walker Skillman is a respected and active participant in the arts community for the last 30 years. Jackson Fine Art is a member of The Association of International Photography Dealers (AIPAD) and she has previously served on their board. In addition to overseeing 9-12 exhibitions annually at the gallery, Skillman directs the artistic program of annual international art fairs including: Paris Photo, The Photography Show (AIPAD) in New York, Art Miami, and Intersect Aspen. Skillman educates about current trends within the medium of photography, and lectures on collecting photography with private and public institutions.

March 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of her leadership with a move to a new, custom-built, 4,000 square-foot gallery directly across from the street from the previous location. The new space is designed for expanded exhibition, office, inventory, library, and meeting spaces to keep pace with the evolution of contemporary photography while offering an enhanced experience for artists and collectors.

Born in Georgia, Ms. Skillman graduated in Art History from the University of Georgia in 1991 and then began her career working at the Haines Gallery, a leading contemporary art gallery in San Francisco. In 1993, Anna moved to Atlanta to manage the studio of artist Todd Murphy. After working with Murphy to help establish his career, Anna turned to photography and joined Jackson Fine Art in 1998 eventually serving as Gallery Director. Skillman purchased the gallery in 2003 from Jane Jackson, who became curator of the prestigious collection of Sir Elton John.

Skillman is honored to continue a reputation of excellence in exhibiting both emerging and established artists including Mona Kuhn, Bastiaan Woudt, Sheila Pree Bright, Mitch Epstein, John Chiara, Andrew Moore, Meghann Riepenhoff, Helen Levitt, Sally Mann, Abelardo Morell, Angela West and Masao Yamamoto among many others. Jackson Fine Art has placed work in numerous important private and public collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art; High Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Des Moines Art Center; Telfairs Museums; Harn Museum of Art; Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City; Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), San Diego; Rollins Museum of Art, Winter Park; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair; Black Gold Museum, Riyadh; and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; among others. Additionally, the gallery works with many corporate collections including Coca Cola Company; Delta Airlines; Microsoft; Target; Saks Fifth Avenue; Chanel; Banana Republic; Oppenheimer & Company; Capital One Corporate Collection; Citibank; Morgan Stanley Corporate Collection; Arnall, Golden & Gregory; Loews Hotels; and Norwegian Cruise Lines.