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Fine Art Photography


Robert Mapplethorpe, Bruce, From the Z Portfolio, 1980

A recent addition to Alice Zimet's collection


Renee Cox, Atlas, 1995

A recent addition to Alice Zimet's collection

​Zimet is a pioneer collector, educator and advisor.


Beginning in 1984, Zimet has amassed a personal collection of over 350 museum-quality photographs from 20th Century masters to the present. She has bought from all platforms (art fairs, auctions, galleries, benefit auctions). Through workshops and advising services, she offers real-life collecting expertise ​spanning 35+ years and a unique insider perspective.  Zimet maintains deep, long-term relationships with professionals across the field from dealers, installers, photographers to auction specialists. 



For the last 15 years, Zimet took her insider knowledge as a springboard to teach collectors and photographers about the fine art photography marketplace and how to navigate it with confidence. She teaches workshops at museums, auction houses, photo festivals, colleges and universities. Over 800 students have cycled through these workshops or engaged ABP services. In addition, she leads tours at art fairs, gallery exhibitions and auction previews and hosts ‘Artist Salons’ to provide insight on the market.


Zimet is on faculty at Christie’s Education, International Center of Photography School, Maine Media Workshops + College, Los Angeles Center of Photography, and is Adjunct Professor, New York University, Steinhardt School, Graduate Program, Arts Administration.


Workshops for photographers help them finesse marketing materials, become confident speakers and develop their brand. Workshops for collectors, whether beginner or more seasoned, help equip them with knowledge and confidence to make smart acquisition decisions.



As an advisor, Zimet provides unbiased advice with an educated yet neutral opinion. She guides clients in acquiring work, no matter the budget, and thoroughly vets purchases whether from galleries, art fairs or auction. In addition to acquisitions, we assist with inventory management, framing, insurance and installation. 


We have placed over 200 vintage to contemporary photographs into private collections and have worked with over 40 galleries from across the United States and throughout Europe.



Chair, Photography Curatorial Committee

Harvard Art Museums

Chair, Collections Committee

International Center of Photography (ICP)

Board Member

Magnum Foundation


  • American Alliance of Museums

  • ArtTable

  • APAG (American Photography Archives Group). ​​

  • Friends Without a Border (to benefit children's hospitals in Southeast Asia)

  • International Council of Museums (ICOM) 



“Collector Profiles” published in The Photograph Collector, Private Air, Artsy, Print Atelier and Art+Auction

Named ‘one of the 100 most important people in photography’ by American PHOTO Magazine 

Identified as a “powerhouse” by Forbes Magazine


“I met Alice 30 years ago when she was a nascent collector. She now empowers others to buy with confidence and passion. Indeed, she’s become a force in the field.”

— Howard Greenberg

Director, Howard Greenberg Gallery

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