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Understanding the Fine Photography Market

Further to Brewer's blog on collecting photography, I came across a useful article written by Sophie Wright who works form Magnum in London, which I hope will be of use to those BPH individuals thinking of venturing into this 'lucrative' market! Well, it seems that way to me after the record-breaking tintype of Billy the Kid.


Another useful, but dated (however, still relevant) read is a BBC/Penguin book published back in 1972 entitled Ways of Seeing by John Berger. You don't need to be an art historian to appreciate it. You can read it from the perspective of a photographer looking for an insight into how and why we see things the way we do, and the relationship between the image and artist, and between the image and the intended audience.

The book is still available from Amazon (use link on right to search for it), and it was to accompany the BBC TV series which sadly is not available on DVD. Thanks to modern technology, you can view it on youtube; the first of four segments can be seen below:


Photo: Copyright: Richard Denyer



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