Based in New York City, Darius Himes (Instagram/Twitter: @dariushimes) oversees a global team producing auctions, exhibitions and catalogues as International Head of the Photographs department at Christie's. In 2016, Himes interviewed Sir Elton John and David Mirvish about their long love of photography and work with the Elton John AIDS Foundation. In August of 2017, Christie's announced a major deaccession of photographs from The Museum of Modern Art (articles appeared here, here, and here).
Prior to joining Christie's in Fall 2014, Himes was director of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco from 2011–2014. In 2007 he co-founded Radius Books, a non-profit publisher of books on photography and the visual arts. While working with artists such as John McCracken and Lee Friedlander, he is most proud of publishing first monographs for over a dozen emerging artists.
He was the founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly journal devoted to photography books, which was published from 2002–2007. A lecturer and writer, he has contributed to Aperture, The Photobook Review, Blind Spot, Bookforum, and BOMB. His most recent book, Publish Your Photography Book, co-authored with Mary Virginia Swanson, was released by Princeton Architectural Press in the Spring of 2011, with an updated 2nd edition published in the Spring of 2014. Himes completed his Master of Arts in Liberal Arts at St. John's College in 2000, and received a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University, having studied under William Jenkins and Bill Jay.