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2-Day Collecting Photography Bootcamp in NYC

February 21 - February 22

Offered through Maine Media

February 21 – 22, 2020 @10:00 am – 6:00 pm

A unique hands-on intensive to learn how to navigate the photo-collecting marketplace. Whether you are a casual purchaser, have already started a collection, or are an artist seeking to better understand the market and learn how to connect with collectors, this two-day intensive workshop will help kick-start your photography collection and increase your confidence to make informed selections.

Day #1 Classroom-style in the instructor’s home (surrounded by her private photography collection of nearly 300 images from the 20th Century to the present). Alice discusses everything from what it means to be a collector, common collector questions, the marketplace, how to research before you purchase, and tons of insider tips! Also included is invaluable housekeeping advice including how to inventory, insure and appraise your photographs along with framing “best practices.” Abundant handouts provided.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

Day #2 we start the day with a very special opportunity, visiting Swann Auction Galleries to preview its upcoming photography sale (before it opens to the public). The class meets with Daile Kaplan, Vice President, Director of Photographs & Photobooks and an auctioneer at Swann. Participants will have a special behind–the-scenes opportunity to examine photographs for sale, hear about the highlights of the sale and the mechanics of an auction.

In the afternoon, we hit the road and go behind-the-scenes to visit galleries in Chelsea, meet the dealers and look at work up close.


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