Taught by a pioneer fine photography collector, this 5-part online workshop covers the Do's and Don'ts of collecting photography for beginners, zealous collectors or photographers interested learning about the market.

Feb 28, 2023 - Mar 28, 2023

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $595
Class Size: 15

Note: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm ET for five sessions.

Overwhelmed by the photography market? Whether a beginner or more zealous collector or a photographer interested in learning more, join this 5-part virtual series. We provide the basics on collecting photography, with abundant insider tips from pioneer collector, Alice Sachs Zimet. Each week, we focus on a different subject — questions to ask before you spend a penny, where to shop, how to buy at auction to virtual visits with prominent dealers. Topics include budget considerations, record keeping, signature indications, negative vs. print date, condition and much more! No matter a collector or photographer, you’ll become more confident and knowledgeable about the photography marketplace.

What you’ll learn & Schedule

Class meets Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm ET for five sessions:

Session #1, Feb 28:

  • Building a Collection: Insider peek into the instructor’s 300-piece collection.

Session #2, Mar 7:

  • Thoughts to Consider / Questions to Ask Before Spending a Penny.

Session #3 Mar 14:

  • The Marketplace: Galleries, Art Fairs, Auctions, and Online Market.

Session #4, Mar 21:

  • How to Buy at Auction.

Session #5, Mar 28:

  • Virtual gallery visits with two prominent dealers.

If you’re a photographer wanting to get your work into a gallery or the fine art marketplace, take a look at our 5-part workshop Making Work… Now What? How to Get Out into the Art World (Online).

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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.