Join us for an insider peek into the world of collecting photography and the commercial marketplace.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

NOTE: This class will be held in an online format.

These three half-day sessions are geared for the beginner to more seasoned collector or the photographer interested in learning more about the market and how collectors think and build collections. (This series leads up to our ‘Collecting Bootcamp’ scheduled for Fall 2020 (tentatively two full days on Friday Sept 25-Saturday Sept 26).   

The class will meet every Wednesday for three weeks: June 24, July 1 and July 8 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Note: Students may opt to take the full course, or sign up for days individually ($125)
To Register for individual days Click the links below

Register for June 24th
Register for July 1st
Register for July 8th

June 24th: Top 10 Tips to Collecting Photography

We begin with an overview of the instructor’s nearly 300- piece museum-quality collection followed by her top 10 tips on collecting ‘best practices’ developed over a span of 35 years.  

July 1st: Thoughts to Consider Before Spending a Penny and the Questions to Ask

While photography is a multiple, each image is unique. We’ll look at the constellations of issues  to think about before spending a penny, the questions to ask, dealing with galleries  as well as administrative chores .  

July 8th: How to Buy at Auction

We’ll take a deep dive into the auction world including how to bid, auction language,  how to read a catalogue, the questions to ask, and post-auction sales opportunities.  

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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.