Houston Center for Photography‘s Executive Director Sarah Sudhoff has resigned her position, sources tell Glasstire. An official press release is expected soon, which may explain the circumstances of the resignation and Sudhoff’s future plans.
Sudhoff was hired at the tail end of last year after an extensive search. Since former Director Bevin Bering Dubrowski transitioned to a creative director position in July 2014, HCP has experienced some curious staff changes. Let’s hope the new year brings more stability.
UPDATE: A few hours after this news item was posted, Glasstire received a mass letter from Sudhoff, followed by a quote from HCP Board Director Tom Flaherty. Both are reprinted below:
It is with mixed emotions that I announce that today is my last day as the Executive Director of Houston Center for Photography. This has been a rewarding position, and one that I have enjoyed immensely and grown from. I have a renewed appreciation for how important this nearly 35-year-old organization is to the Houston community. I have worked to carry out HCP’s mission, and I appreciate the support and friendship of this inspiring community of photography supporters.
I am proud of what HCP has accomplished in my 10 months as Executive Director. We have formed new partnerships in the Houston community; accomplished our mission in innovative ways; and we have stimulated dialogue about photography and our world.
I am thankful to the Board of Directors, and President Tom Flaherty in particular, for his continued leadership and vision as we each meet the new opportunities presented to us. I wish all the best to HCP in the years ahead.
With immense gratitude,
“We thank Sarah for her hard work and dedication to the Houston Center for Photography. During her tenure at HCP, Sarah curated several successful shows for us which clearly demonstrated her artistic vision. The Houston Center for Photography is poised for success as we consider the next steps for leadership of this dynamic organization.”
Tom Flaherty, President, Houston Center for Photography Board of Directors