Guided by Alice Sachs Zimet, this class offers collectors insight into the world of fine art photography and helps photographers understand the collector's perspective in order to get collected.
Feb 7, 2023 - Feb 7, 2023
Workshop Fee: $150
Class Size: 15
Note: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Tuesday, Feb 7, 5-7pm ET.
Join us as we go inside the collector’s mind! Serving as the Chair of the Acquisition Committee at both the Harvard Art Museums and the International Center of Photography, Alice Sachs Zimet began collecting photography in 1985 and has amassed a collection of over 300 museum-quality images. How did that journey begin, what was the impetus to buy her first piece, and what goes into the collector’s decision-making process?
Collectors will gain insight into the world of fine art photography from a pioneer collector. Photographers will better understand the collector’s perspective and receive useful tips to advance their own personal practice in order to get collected.
“I met Alice 30 years ago when she was a nascent collector. She now empowers others to buy with confidence and passion. Indeed, she’s become a force in the field.” – Howard Greenberg, Director, Howard Greenberg Gallery
“Alice is a powerhouse.” – David Seideman, Forbes Magazine
“Alice’s classes are insightful and engaging. She covers all of the educational tools necessary to navigate the photography market today.” – Sara Weintraub, Program Director, Christie’s Education
“Alice’s enthusiasm is contagious – I’ve caught the collecting bug, and now feel so much more empowered.”
“An informative, interactive and fabulous class – highly recommended to anyone who loves photography, is interested in becoming a collector or just curious about photography’s role in the art world.”
“Rare access to curators and gallery owners provided a unique ‘insider’ peek. An exceptional learning experience!”
“Alice is an absolute force of nature – hugely energetic, entertaining, and smart as a whip… Her workshop was one of the best classes I’ve ever taken!”
“Alice helped me understand the complexities around collecting. I bought my first photograph during the Christie’s course and couldn’t have done it without her.” – Kaido
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.