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KAPLAN, Daile

PORTRAIT-KAPLAN-02Born in 1950 in Brooklyn, New York.

Lives and work in New York.


Daile Kaplan is vice president and director of photographs and photobooks at Swann Galleries, New York’s oldest specialty auction house, where she is also an auctioneer. A celebrated speaker about collecting photographs, she has been an appraiser of fine art and vernacular photography, and the photographs specialist on the popular American tv program, Antiques Roadshow. In the 1990s she began collecting 3-dimensional decorative and functional objects enhanced with photographs.

Soon after, she coined the term ‘pop photographica’ to describe this new genre. The author of several books (including Pop Photographica, Photography’s Objects In Everyday Life 1842-1969), she also curated exhibitions devoted to 19th and 20th-century photography.



Portrait of Daile Kaplan: courtesy Swann Galleries, Inc., New York.