In October, Neil Printz, editor of the Andy Warhol catalogue raisonné spoke at the Birmingham Museum of Art. "Printz presented selections of Warhol's 40 year love-affair with the human face." On exhibit in the Contemporary Gallery were Warhol portraits of Birmingham art philanthropists Charles and Caroline Ireland (1979). It was exciting for me to be able to see and photograph these along with the series of photographs made by the artist for the portraits. The lecture and exhibit were just one facet of the Birmingham Museum of Art's celebration of "The Year of Photography"