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.
Debra Klomp Ching is an experienced portfolio reviewer, having attended several notable photography review festivals such as Rhubarb-Rhubarb, FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, New York Times portfolio review Day, Filter photo Festival and Photolucida. In addition to owning and operating the Klompching Gallery, Debra Klomp Ching is a freelance consultant, writer, curator and adjunct faculty at the SVA (School of Visual arts) in New York, and has given critiques at MICA and RISD. her writing has been published in Magenta Magazine, photo-eye Booklist, (re)collect, Nahtsellen, PDN (Photo District News), and she has been a Guest Editor for Photography Quarterly (issue No. 99). In 2010 she curated (with Darren Ching), The Architecture of Space, an exhibition of contemporary U.S. photography for the Flash Forward Festival (Toronto). As a private consultant, she provides creative and professional advice to photographers intending to or working within a fine art context, and to collectors of contemporary photography.