PDNB Gallery

Dallas, Texas, Gallery Assistant, Photography Galleries, Research, Work Experience January 31, 2019

This month I completed a 4-month internship as a gallery assistant at the PDNB Gallery which is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art, located in the Design District of Dallas, Texas.


  • I aided the Gallery Directors, Burt and Missy Finger, in day-to-day operations and worked closely with the Assistant Director, Luisa Goldstein.
  • Greeted guests, answered the phone, sent emails, and maintained the gallery space, the exhibitions and artists’ archives.
  • Worked as an Assistant Registrar, accessioned photographs, and preserved the digital client and photo inventory databases.
  • Assisted with the opening, installation and deinstallation of exhibitions and events.
  • Planned, researched and implemented marketing materials.


Assisting in the installation of exhibitions. Photographs by Luisa Goldstein.
Accessioning photographs. Photograph by Luisa Goldstein.

I also helped with an upcoming monograph on photographer John Albok (1894–1982). I conducting research, interviewed his granddaughter and great grandson, and consequently wrote his biography.

Burt Finger helping me familiarize myself with the archive of photographer John Albok. Photograph by Luisa Goldstein.
Renieri, Danae. John Albok’s Rolleiflex camera. February, 2019.
Albok, John. Backyard of John Albok’s Residence, 1932. Vintage gelatin silver print. PDNB Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
*Featured photograph by Don Netzer.


Hi, I'm Danae! I'm a photographer and I hold a MA in Photographic History. Besides my passion for photography, I enjoy traveling, walking, meditating, and I am an avid supporter of low-waste living.

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