An Inside Peek: Stories, History and the Building of a Photography Collection + Portfolio Reviews

An Inside Peek: Stories, History and the Building of a Photography Collection + Portfolio Reviews
virtual series
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 + July 7, 2021
Wednesdays (5:00 – 6:30pm EST)
Max Enrollment: 6

Price: $725

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This 2-Part series goes deep into the collection of one of photography’s pioneer collectors, Alice Sachs Zimet.

Zimet began collecting photography in 1985 and has amassed a collection of nearly 300 museum-quality images featuring works from 20th Century masters through the present. This course takes you into the mind of a collector and provides the opportunity to present your work and marketing materials for professional review.

Part 1:  The Building of a Photography Collection

During the first three weeks, we will look at each decade represented in Zimet’s collection from the advent of photography in the mid 19th Century thru the Depression in America, to the Civil Rights movement to the Gay Liberation, AIDS epidemic to the contemporary Art Market. Each session will dive into the photographers, art movements, world events, Zimet’s own personal history and the thought behind the purchase. Throughout the sessions, we’ll pepper in insider tips on how to collect photography.

Session #1: Inside a Collector’s Mind; The Origins of Photography and Pioneers in the Field

Session #2: The American Depression, Prominence of Female Photographers up to the 1960s Civil Rights movement.

Session #3:  Pop Culture of the 1960s, 1970s to Present: Gay Liberation, AIDS Epidemic, Censorship and the Contemporary Market

Part 2:  Portfolio Reviews

The second three weeks will focus on the work of each participant, two per session. Participants will have 40 minutes to present their portfolio for Zimet’s review and receive her advice on best

professional practices. Each student will present a minimum of a 15 minute “elevator pitch” (via Screen Share) to show work along with any collateral material (e.g., business cards, etc).