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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform
Class meets for five sessions, 12-2pm ET

Geared towards the beginner to the more seasoned collector or the curious photographerthis 5-part virtual series takes a deep dive into the photography market. During Session #1, Alice Sachs Zimet leads you through how she built her own 300-piece museum-quality collection followed by her top collecting ‘best practices’ developed over the last 35 years. We’ll cover where to shop, the questions to ask, and the pitfalls to avoid using real world situations and examples from the instructor’s own experience. 

The sessions cover: Thoughts to Consider + the Questions to Ask Before Spending a Penny; The Marketplace; and How to Buy at Auction. We hit the road in Session #5 and virtually meet with two prominent photography galleries to hear from dealers on the business of running a gallery, how they work with the artists they represent and answer the questions you’ve always wanted to ask. After taking this class, you’ll be a more confident collector, savvier photographer and, no matter which, more knowledgeable about the marketplace.


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Instructor: Alice Sachs Zimet

Alice Sachs Zimet has been a collector of fine photography for close to 40 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, Collections Committee, ICP. Advisory Board Member: Center of Photography at Woodstock (CPW), American Photography Archives Group (APAG) and PHOTOFAIRS New York. 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.