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Darius Himes

International Head of Photographs department at Christie's

Darius Himes is International Head of Photographs department at Christie’s, where he oversees a global team producing auctions, exhibitions and catalogues. Prior to that he was director of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. In 2007 he co-founded Radius Books, a non-profit publisher of books on photography and the visual arts, where he continues to serve on the Board and consults on project acquisitions. He was founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books, which ran from 2002–2007. A lecturer and writer, he has contributed to Aperture, Blind Spot, Bookforum, BOMB, PDN, and American Photo, and has lectured at The New York Public Library and various schools and festivals worldwide. In 2008, he was named by Photo District News as one of the fifteen most influential people in photography book publishing. His most recent title, Publish Your Photography Book, co-authored with Mary Virginia Swanson, was released by Princeton Architectural Press in the Spring of 2011. An updated 2nd edition was published in the Spring of 2014. Prior to completing his Master of Arts in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College, Himes lived in Haifa, Israel, where he oversaw and worked with a permanent collection of over 50,000 photographic prints drawn primarily from the Near and Middle East and dating to the 1870s. Himes received his Bachelor’s degree in Photography from Arizona State University, studying with historians Bill Jay and William Jenkins.

Darius Himes