Ashlyn Davis Burns – Episode 20

In this episode of PhotoWork with Sasha Wolf, Sasha talks with Ashlyn Davis Burns, co-founder of the new agency and creative studio, Assembly. They discuss how events and opportunities lead her from an American Studies degree to her 5 year post as the Executive Director of the Houston Center for Photography. Ashlyn talks about co-founding Assembly with Shane Lavalette (former Director of Light Work) as a platform committed to representing diverse artists in both the fine-art and the commercial world.

Ashlyn Davis Burns is a writer, editor, and curator and the Co-founder of Assembly, a gallery, agency, creative studio, and art advisory focusing on lens-based artists that launched in early 2021. From 2015 – 2020, she worked at Houston Center for Photography as the Executive Director & Curator as well as the chief editor of spot magazine. She earned her BA in Art History from Pratt Institute and her Master’s Degree in American Studies at the University of Texas with a focus on American photography and culture. 

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