Navigating the Photography Marketplace
Since its invention, artists have experimented with the endless possibilities of the medium of photography to challenge our conceptions of art, and to record and transform our reality. Photography remains more relevant than ever to our contemporary world, and is one of the most exciting collecting categories today. While it is important to collect what you love, informed buying of photography requires an understanding of both the medium and the marketplace. This 5-session series, ‘Navigating the Photography Marketplace’ will educate novice and experienced collectors on the fundamental issues to consider when collecting photography. Topics will include vintage prints, edition sizes, condition, as well as the navigation of the primary and secondary marketplace. Photography collector and advisor, Alice Zimet, will lead conversations with photography dealers and collectors, and give participants an inside-view of today’s thriving world of art photography.
Taught by: Alice Sachs Zimet
Alice Sachs Zimet
Alice Sachs Zimet, President, Arts + Business Partners (ABP) began to collect photography in1985 and has amassed a collection of nearly 300 museum-quality images from 20th Century masters through the present. Alice is Chair, Photography Curatorial Committee, Harvard Art Museums; board member, Magnum Foundation; Chair, Acquisitions Committee, International Center of Photography (ICP); and on Faculty at the ICP School and Maine Media Workshops + College. “Collector Profiles" and other press include Private Air magazine, Artsy, Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business, New York Magazine, Inside Philanthropy, The Photograph Collector, and Art + Auction. Alice founded ABP to advise arts groups and business sponsors on corporate sponsorship, after a 20-year career as Director, Worldwide Cultural Affairs, The Chase Manhattan Bank. She created the first corporate sponsorship program in a commercial bank, worked across 14 countries and generated over $2 billion using the arts as a strategic marketing tool. Alice lives and works in New York City and continues to collect.