Daile Kaplan is Vice President, Director of Photographs & Photobooks and an auctioneer at Swann Galleries. Daile appears regularly as a photographs specialist on PBS's popular television program Antiques Roadshow, and has also appeared as a commentator on photographic images on The History Channel, HGTV and The Discovery Channel.
Daile is a champion of photography in its myriad forms and has lectured extensively about collecting. She speaks from personal experience--her recently published book, Pop Photographica, Image Objects, highlights three-dimensional objects from her collection that were exhibited at Les Rencontres d'Arles, in France.
She has contributed essays to Click! Photography Changes Everything (Aperture, 2012); Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide (Appraisers Association of America, 2013); The Education of a Photographer (Allworth Press, 2007); and In the Vernacular, Photography of the Everyday (Boston University Press, 2008). She has also written about Lewis W. Hine and Albert Arthur Allen.
Daile serves on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, and the Board of Advisors of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. She is a member of ArtTable, POWarts, and the Authors Guild.
Daile on our blog:
Daile Kaplan on the Thrill of Photographic Discovery
Daile Kaplan's Top Five Picks from Icons & Images: Fine & Vernacular Photographs
Lewis Hine's Legacy
Do You Speak Photography?
Black and White All Over: The Riddle of Classical Photography
Updated July 12, 2018