Rupert Jenkins is a photography curator and freelance editor living in Denver, CO. In November 2011, after serving two years as Board Chair, he assumed the position of Executive Director of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.
Before moving to Colorado in 2005, Jenkins directed the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (1995-2005), and was Associate Director of San Francisco Camerawork (1989-1995).
He is an experienced curator, writer, and editor, and has a strong personal interest in documentary and socially-relevant work. Since 2011 he has reviewed portfolios for Photo Alliance in San Francisco, Society for Photographic Education, CENTER Santa Fe, and will be a meeting place reviewer at Houston Fotofest in March 2014. Several interviews with Jenkins can be found on the Untitled Art Show podcast website.
Jenkins was editor, writer, and exhibition consultant for “Nagasaki Journey: The Photographs of Yosuke Yamahata,” a seminal book and traveling exhibition that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki (1995). Other publication work includes numerous exhibitions for the University of Denver, including “Warhol in Colorado” (editor/curator, 2011), and “On the Road in the Soviet Empire: Semyon Fridlyand Photographs” (editor, 2008), Camerawork Journal (editor), “Points of Entry” (series editor, Friends of Photography, 1995), and Black & White magazine.
He has organized numerous photography exhibitions and events for CPAC, including shows by Sharon Harper (Boston) and Vivian Keulards (Holland) in January 2013; Michael Furman (Denver), Tsutomu Yamagata (Japan), and Hector Mediavilla (Spain) in September 2013; and “Situating Robert Adams,” a group show in October 2011. He also curated “Hal Gould: A Retrospective” for Redline, Denver (2008); “Double Diptych” (March 2011 for Vertigo Art Space, Denver); and “Photo Book Arts” for Abedecarian Gallery, Denver (March 2013).