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

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Kickstart your photography collection and increase your confidence with this non-stop, fact-filled two-day ‘bootcamp’, offered by Maine Media and taking place in New York City! No matter your level, come learn about the photo marketplace with collecting tips and behind-the-scene gallery visits.

This workshop is for the beginner to more seasoned collector, or the photographer looking to better understand the market.  Dutch Treat drinks conclude Saturday’s visits. Abundant handouts provided.

Day #1:     Friday, September 27: 10am-5pm

Home of Alice Sachs Zimet (address provided upon registration)

Class is classroom-style held at the instructor’s home (surrounded by a private collection) and includes a 200+ slide presentation providing an overview of today’s marketplace: issues before spending a penny, questions to ask, where to shop, pricing, stamps, signatures, editions, dealing with galleries, buying at auction and tons of insider tips from a pioneer collector! We’ll also discuss how to insure and appraise your photographs, keep proper records and ‘best practices’ to safely frame your images.


Day #2:     Saturday, September 28: 11am-6pm

Various NYC Galleries (meeting place provided on Day 1)

We hit the road and go behind-the-scenes to visit some of New York’s most prominent photography galleries. We’ll meet the dealers and look at work up close to ask those questions you’ve always wanted to ask!

Lunch on Friday is included.

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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 Collections Committee, Harvard Art Museums. Board, Magnum Foundation. Member, Acquisitions Committee, ICP. Independent educator and consultant, Corporate Sponsorship. Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program, Arts Administration, Steinhardt School, New York University.Bachelor’s Degree, Syracuse University, Art History. Studied art history at the Sorbonne, Paris, France. Master’s Degree in 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.