Assembly Curated:
Art Photography
x Blockchain

The Platform

Empowering photographers and the institutions that support them. Inspiring collectors with the most important, culturally-valuable work from some of the leading fine art photographers in the world, as well as innovative emerging voices. Creating value through access, context, and curated collections.

The Idea

After stewarding fine art photographers in the space since 2021, we launched the Assembly Curated Platform in 2022 to be a lighthouse in the NFT space, guiding artists, the institutions that support them, and collectors with the most culturally-valuable work on the market, presented in curated collections that preserve the artistic process, context, and ultimately, the long-term value of the work on the blockchain.

The Curators

Ashlyn Davis Burns has worked to support lens-based artists for the past decade through curatorial, editorial, and fundraising initiatives, including most recently as the Executive Director & Curator of Houston Center for Photography (2015-2020). She has written for numerous publications, consulted with artists and publishers on photobooks, and curated exhibitions internationally for a variety of institutions including libraries, universities, and galleries.

Shane Lavalette has worked as the Director of Light Work (2011-2021), a non-profit dedicated to supporting emerging and under-represented artists working in photography, as well as a publisher, editor, writer, and consultant to collectors, institutions, photo editors, and artists. Lavalette has a broad range of professional experience in curating, publishing, design, creative direction, art buying, fundraising, and advocating to make the field more equitable for artists.