Rixon Reed is the founder and director of photo-eye, in my opinion the best source for photography books in the world. In 1979 Reed started photo-eye as a mail order photography book source in Austin, Texas. In 1991 he moved the business to Santa Fe, New Mexico where it resides today as the home of photo-eye and photo-eye Gallery. In 1997 photo-eye’s website was launched and became one of the first e-commerce independent bookstores online. photo-eye has since grown to become the world’s largest online resource for photography books and now includes many other divisions, all developed by Reed.
Well Mr. Reed has done it again with api Art Photo Index. Years in the making, Art Photo Index (API) is an ever-expanding, searchable image and information database. It includes nearly 3,000 photo-based artists from 85 countries and launches with over 12,000 images tagged with nearly 20,000 keywords.
Art Photo Index makes it easy for a targeted audience of curators, gallerists, publishers, editors, collectors and educators to access and discover interesting work. Art Photo Index is highly vetted. Artists are invited to take part as a result of their accomplishments in the field.
Check out photo-eye's book store, gallery and of course the Art Photo Index at http://www.artphotoindex.com/api