Back with more collecting tips and more gallery visits, this popular workshop now goes virtual!

There are no available registration dates at this time.

NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform
Class meets 11am-6pm ET

Learn how to navigate the marketplace whether you are a casual purchaser, have started a collection, or a photographer seeking to better understand the market. This two-day virtual workshop will help kick start (or reinforce) your photography collection and increase your confidence to make informed decisions.  Abundant handouts provided.

Day #1 is organized in two-hour increments throughout the day, as we power through a PowerPoint presentation on the fine art photography marketplace.

Topics include:

  • What it means to be a collector
  • Typical collector concerns
  • Navigating the marketplace
  • Questions to ask before closing the deal
  • Pricing
  • Editions, signatures and vintage vs. later prints
  • Tips when buying from galleries, auctions and art fairs
  • Housekeeping tips including how to inventory, insure and appraise along with framing “best practices.”

Abundant handouts provided.

Day #2 is filled with daylong virtual interviews with prominent photography across the United States who discuss what’s currently on view, today’s market and the business of running a gallery. Students are encouraged to ask questions allowing for honest and intimate conversation … including those questions you’ve always wanted ask !!

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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.