Recently I had the pleasure of writing an article that was published on the International Society of Appraisers website. Titled "What is USPAP and Why Is It Important to Hire a USPAP-Compliant Appraiser?" the article provides an overview about the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and explains how USPAP serves to protect the interests of appraisal clients.
I especially enjoyed working with Jean Bean at the International Society of Appraisers headquarters and appreciate her assistance. Have questions about this topic or any others? Feel free to email me at email@example.com.
* Some in my readership may know that I wrote my master's thesis about the photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston, and I retain a soft spot for female photographers, particularly those with a feisty bent. I was delighted to read this article in the New York Times about the work of German photographer Elisabeth Hase (1905-1991), whose work is being exhibited in the United States for the first time at the Robert Mann Gallery in New York. Reviewer Vicki Goldberg highlights the themes and experiments in Hase's work that were later explored by Cindy Sherman and describes Hase's defiant spirit. My personal favorite section of the article discusses her reaction to criticism by photographer Paul Wolff: "Mr. Wolff wrote his former assistant nasty letters, calling her headstrong, defiant, and a rival who was merely copying him. Ms. Hase wrote him angrily that she never considered his way the only way to see the world." Read More