In 1976, when a 28-year-old Kathleen Ewing ditched her National Gallery of Art job and decided to sell photographs instead, photography was struggling to make its place in the art world.
Over the subsequent 33 years, the market for pictures mushroomed. All types of galleries now vie to hang photography, and dealers also sell work online. Where once photographers needed galleries to earn legitimacy, shops that specialize exclusively in photography are nearly obsolete these days.
And now Ewing, who is widely regarded by curators, collectors and artists as the doyenne of Washington's photography community, bids adieu to gallery life.
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