Established in 2007 by Debra klomp Ching and Darren Ching, the Klompching Gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art photographs from its street level space in Brooklyn, New York. The gallery quickly established itself with an international roster of extraordinary contemporary photographers, including Max de Esteban, Lisa M. Robinson, Richard Tuschman, Helen Sear, Robert Moran, and Jim Naughten. Artworks have been placed by the gallery into numerous private and public collections, including the Eastman Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and Museum of Fine arts, Houston. Klompching Gallery is a member of aIpaD (association of International photography art Dealers), the only Brooklyn-based commercial art gallery in its membership. Each July/august the gallery presents FrEsh, its annual summer show of emerging talent, curated from an international open call.
Darren Ching brings nearly two decades of involvement with photography including, panel presentations, jurying of competitions, and contributing to both online and print publications on the subject. Up until spring of 2015, he was Creative Director of PDN, responsible for the design and intrumental in shaping the visual direction of the magazine since 1999, as well as a perennial judge for the influential PDN’s 30. as an experienced reviewer, he has participated in numerous notable photography review festivals, including FotoFest, Rhubarb-Rhubarb (UK), Review Santa Fe, PhotoNola, Photolucida, and Fotografiska (Sweden). additionally, he is an adjunct Faculty member at the school of Visual arts in New York, and has given critiques at MICa, RISD, and SCAD.