Howard J. Radzyner, RBP, FBCA honored with membership in The National Arts Club.
Located in New York, The NAC was founded in 1898 to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in, and to educate the American people, in the fine arts. NAC was the first arts organization to admit women – and photographers – as full members. In 1902, The NAC hosted the first US exhibition championing pictorialist photography as fine art. Early members of The NAC included Augustus St. Gaudens, Stanford White and Alfred Stieglitz. Its membership has included three US Presidents as well as several Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners. Recent NAC honorees in photography and science have included John Szarkowski, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Cited in the letters nominating Howard for NAC membership are his current research, publications and presentations on the unrecognised biological photography work of Roman Vishniac and Berenice Abbott; as well as past work as Editor of the Certification Program Guide for Biological Photographers (5th Ed.) and involvement in MIT’s course Making Photographs for Science and Engineering.
Howard is truly delighted and honored by this membership and hopes to contribute to The NAC and its mission as he has, now and in the past, to BCA.