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Dear All,

I have a recent interest in collecting photography.  'How to buy photographs' by Stuart Bennett is a good source of historical knowledge. Understanding how photography collections are considered and refused has provided a point of great interest. What prints are valuable and the reasons behind this? The book I have just noticed is from Christies collectors library.I collect books(in a v small way) on a regular basis. The photography books are used by me for lesson planning or just enjoying and deteriorate over time. The enjoyment of books causes de-valuing, that is not the case with photographs. They are appreciated and enjoyed without financial loss. (Normally)

I would like to go and see some exhibitions and I am based in the London area. Any recommendations or what to avoid would be much appreciated.  



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Comment by Nicholas Brewer on July 2, 2011 at 8:44
Yes thank you.
Comment by Nicholas Brewer on July 1, 2011 at 8:24
Thanks David the book looks useful.
Comment by Nicholas Brewer on June 30, 2011 at 11:12

Thanks that sounds great. If you have any problems email would be great. Look forward to reading it. 

Comment by Michael Wong on June 30, 2011 at 10:59

If it's of any use to you or any other BPH collectors, I came across a useful article written by Sophie Wright who works for Magnum, London. She sets out a framework on understanding & collecting fine photography from 19th century prints to the present day. There are some good tips, including the London market. Hope you will find this of use!

Update: I can't seem to attach the pdf file on this comment section, so will post it as a blog later today.


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