Spend 2 Days in New York and kickstart your Photography collection!

There are no available registration dates at this time.

This Workshop is offered once in February, and again in September, 2020. 

A unique hands-on intensive to learn how to navigate the photo-collecting marketplace

Whether you are a casual purchaser, have already started a collection, or are an artist seeking to better understand the market and learn how to connect with collectors, this two-day intensive workshop will help kickstart your photography collection and increase your confidence to make informed selections.

Our February 2020 workshop has an exclusive opportunity for participants to learn first-hand  the ‘ins and outs’ of the auction world, including a personalized homework assignment to take place on site.

Day #1:     Friday, February 21: 10am-5pm

Home of Alice Sachs Zimet (address provided upon registration)

Classroom-style in the instructor’s home (surrounded by her private photography collection of nearly 300 images from the 20th Century to the present). Alice discusses everything from what it means to be a collector, common collector questions, the marketplace, how to research before you purchase, and tons of insider tips! Also included is invaluable housekeeping advice including how to inventory, insure and appraise your photographs along with framing “best practices.” Abundant handouts provided.

Participants will have a homework assignment between the two sessions (presenting the following day!) and learn firsthand how to research, work with, and buy at auction.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

Day #2:     Saturday, Februry 22: 11am-6pm

We start the day with a very special opportunity, visiting Swann Auction Galleries to preview its upcoming photography sale (before it opens to the public). The class meets with Daile Kaplan, Vice President, Director of Photographs & Photobooks and an auctioneer at Swann. Participants will have a special behind–the-scenes opportunity to examine photographs for sale, hear about the highlights of the sale and the mechanics of an auction.

In the afternoon, we hit the road and go behind-the-scenes to visit galleries in Chelsea, meet the dealers and look at work up close.

Dutch Treat drinks conclude the day.

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Instructor: Alice Sachs Zimet

Alice Sachs Zimet has been a collector of fine photography for 30+ years, as well as an educator, consultant, and advisor with regular participation in juries, portfolio reviews and festivals. Faculty, International Center of Photography (ICP) School. Chair, Photography Curatorial Committee, Harvard Art Museums. Board, Magnum Foundation. Chair, Acquisitions Committee, ICP. Independent educator and consultant, Corporate Sponsorship. Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program, Arts Administration, Steinhardt School, New York University. Bachelor’s Degree (Art History), Syracuse University. Studied art history at the Sorbonne, Paris, France. Master’s Degree (Art History), New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Research Assistant, Grey Art Gallery. Manager, Summer Intern Program, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Manager, Direct Mail Publications Program, American Federation of Arts. Director, Worldwide Cultural Affairs, The Chase Manhattan Bank.