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Anthony Leo Bannon, museum director. Recipient Excellence in Writing about Deafness award Gallaudet College, 1985, Merit award American Photograph History Society, 1982, Outstanding Arts Administrator award Buffalo Partnership, 1995, Arts award, St. Bonaventure University, 2002, Golden Career award Palm Beach Photographic Center, 2007.


Bannon, Anthony Leo was born on December 6, 1942 in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Robert E. and Frances Ann (Cacioppo) Bannon.


Bachelor of Science, St. Bonaventure University, New York, 1964. Master of Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1994.


Teacher science and English Father Baker High School, Lackawanna, New York, 1964-1966. Apprentice Buffalo News, 1966—1969, staff critic, 1969—1985. Director Burchfield-Penney Art Center, assistant vice president cultural affairs State University of New York College, Buffalo, 1985-1996.

Director George Eastman House International Museum Photography and Film, Rochester, since 1996. Chairman visual arts program panel New York State Council on Arts, New York City, 1986—1988. Vice chairman Empire State Craft Alliance, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1988—1993.

Co-chairman arts programming committee World University Games, Buffalo, 1991—1993. Assistant vice president cultural affairs State University of New York, 1994—1996. Chairman advisory board Quick Fine Arts Center St. Bonaventure University, 1996—2002.

Guest critic Chautauqua Institution, New York, since 1998. Co-chairman advisory council ArtsAction, New York, 1999—2002. Member secretary Lawrence M. Small's advisory committees Smithsonian Council, Washington, 2001—2007.

Board directors Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts, 2001—2006, New York Council on Humanities, 1999—2006, member executive committee, 2002—2006. Member advisory board Hermitage Artists Retreat Center, since 2004. Lecturer in field.



Member vestry Church Good Shepherd, Buffalo, 1986—1989. Board directors Greater Rochester Visitors Association, 1996—1997, Rochester Arts and Cultural Council, 1998—2003, High Falls Film Festival, since 2004. Trustee New York State Alliance of Arts Organizations, 1998—2002, board secretary, 1999—2001.

Board directors Rochester School for Deaf, since 1997. Member American Association Museum, Museum Association New York State (counselor 1994-2003), American Association Museum Directors, Gallery Association New York State (trustee 1997-2000), Society Photographic Education Association, International Association Art Critics, Buffalo State College Foundation (trustee 1985-1991).


Children: Nicholas, Brendan.

Robert E. Bannon

Frances Ann (Cacioppo) Bannon

Brendan Bannon

Nicholas Bannon