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Photography: A Gateway to Collecting

Barron's - Mar 25, 2017
Richard and Ellen Sandor began collecting photography some 40 years ago with the acquisition of Walker Evans' Plantation at Belle Grove. Richard, CEO of Environmental Financial Products, says that initially, “people thought that our spending $5,000 on ...

Elton John to auction indigenous artwork through Bonhams, Sydney

The Australian - May 15, 2017
The pair's passion for collecting photography and glass sculpture is well known. Choice photographs are currently on show at the Tate Gallery Britain. What is less well known is that Sir Elton occasionally buys art in Australia. In 1997 he spent $46 ...

Why Photography Is Finally Having a Boom in Asia

Artsy - Oct 18, 2016
Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have a longer history of collecting photography, while the trend has only begun in Southeast Asia. China, she said, is somewhere in between, having also been producing a great of number of great photographers in recent ...

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Collecting Photography

by: Gerry Badger
People have been collecting photographs since the first shots were taken, but its growth in the last decade has been phenomenal. Yet photographs are complex objects involving a minefield of specialist and technical issues. Collecting Photography assembles all the knowledge and information the first-timer needs. It analyzes every aspect of the art, shows how to build a collection, discusses the photographic print, and offers advice on displaying and caring for the images. Written by photography historian and collector Gerry Badger, this highly readable guide is supplemented with advice from some of the world’s leading collectors, curators, and dealers.
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The Museum & the Photograph: Collecting Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1853-1900

by: Mark Haworth-Booth, Anne McCauley
Public art museums and photography developed at a comparable historic moment in the mid-19th century. No museum had a more interesting relationship with photography in that period than the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Known originally as the South Kensington Museum, the institution not only collected photographs as early as 1853 but commissioned them for documentary purposes.This volume reproduces the work of a number of noted photographers from the museum's collection, including Gustave Le Gray, Julia Margaret Cameron, Samuel Bourne, Eadward Muybridge, Peter H.
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The New Decorating with Pictures: Collecting Art and Photography and Displaying It in Your Home

by: Stephanie Hoppen
Plenty of books provide advice on how to collect art and what to choose, but to few focus on display techniques appropriate for the home. The New Decorating With Pictures: Collecting Art And Photography And Displaying It In Your Home is the perfect item of choice for any who would collect art and photography and display it in a home, blending Simon Upton's fine color photo examples with Stephanie Hoppen's survey of techniques and common challenges. Divided by subject, chapters are arranged for quick consultation.
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Galleries of Friendship and Fame: A History of Nineteenth-Century American Photograph Albums

by: Elizabeth Siegel

Galleries of Friendship and Fame is the first comprehensive investigation of the origin, development, and practices of 19th-century American photograph albums. In this fascinating book, the author argues that the album—whether functioning as family record, parlor entertainment, social register, national portrait gallery, or advertisement for photography itself—helped transform the nature of self-presentation at the cusp of modernity.

This handsome volume examines carte de visite and cabinet card albums from their introduction in the United States in 1861 through the rise of the snapshot at the century’s end.
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Sally goes to Photo L.A. 2012 to learn the ins and outs of collecting photography.

Photography: Inspired Collecting

Independent scholar, writer, lecturer and critic Susan Todd-Raque discusses the growing enthusiasm for collecting photography and why it is the perfect medium ...

Interview: W.M. Hunt on Collecting Photography

New York-based curator, dealer and collector of photography, W.M. Hunt spoke to Unseen Photo Fair's gallery contact Sasha Stone (http://bit.ly/I1g22t). Here is ...

Beetles Huxley Collecting Photography 2015

Beetles Huxley Gallery host a special conference at the Savoy, London to educate and inform on the subject of collecting photography in the current market.

Exposure 05: On Collecting Photography

On Thursday 9 March ACP Director Cherie McNair was joined by leading photographic curators and collectors Judy Annear and Amanda Love for a discussion ...