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Events: collecting photography and the art market

This autumn, London's Photographers' Gallery will be running a series of events focused on the particulars of collecting photography and understanding its position in the wider art market today. Offering top tips and guidance from a range of industry experts, we will provide insider’s advice on how the photography market works and how to begin a collection.

Image: Churchgate Station, Bombay, India, 1995, from Migrations © Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas, Courtesy of NB Pictures

Collecting Photography Intensive

Mon  8  Oct 2018  18.00 - 20.30
Mon 15 Oct 2018    9.30 - 11.00

In the lead up to Paris Photo 2018, the world’s largest international photography fair, don’t miss our essential guide to collecting photography.

As one of the most exciting, accessible and rapidly evolving contemporary art forms, photography offers a great opportunity to begin a collection at any level. This two-session ‘intensive’ offers top tips and guidance to give you both confidence and know-how.

Session 1 is led by Gemma Barnett, Director of Print Sales at TPG. With over 15 years of experience of photography sales and advising collectors, Gemma offers expert advice on what to look for, how to identify different print types and editions, what questions to ask and what to avoid. She will be joined by Jeffrey Boloten from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and ArtInsight.

Session 2 is run by Brandei Estes, Head of Photographs at Sotheby’s, who will share insider tips and insight on the marketplace as well as take questions from the floor.

£270. See more here.

An Insider’s Guide to the Art Market

Sat 3 Nov 2018 13.30 - 16.30 

To coincide with the launch of her new book, Photography and the Art Market, ahead of Paris Photo 2018, Juliet Hacking, Subject Leader of Photographic Studies and tutor of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, will lead an exploration of the development of photography as an art form from an art-market perspective.

Explaining the ins and outs of the art photography market and how to navigate it, this course will offer an art-historical account of the evolution of the medium from a marginal to a core component of the international fine-art scene. It will also provide pointers as to the future developments of the international market.

Price includes a copy of Photography and the Art Market (RRP. £30), a must-read for scholars, students, curators, dealers, photographers, private collectors and institutional buyers, and other arts professionals.

£120/£95 Members & Concessions. See more here

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