Upcoming public presentations:
LECTURE: “Follow the Money: A retrospective look at the Western art market, the fine art photography market and where we are today”
WHERE: University of Alaska, Fairbanks
WHEN: Saturday September 14 at 11:00 a.m.
AS PART OF: Society for Photographic Education’s 2019 Northwest Conference “In Our Own Voices: Culture/Identity”
LECTURE DESCRIPTION: Doing the math, Albrecht Dürer realized that he could make more money selling prints than taking on lengthy altarpiece commissions. Julia Margaret Cameron copyrighted her images and sold her photographs through a commercial gallery in London. Marcel Duchamp was an art dealer and Ansel Adams and Roy DeCarava were gallery owners. In this beautifully illustrated presentation, certified photography appraiser, and photo historian, Jennifer Stoots, will start with a review of the evolution of the art market in Europe, plus the motivations of invention and the birth of the photo industry. From there she will review the galleries and museums that championed photography in the US, cover the snowballing of the fine art photography market in the 1970s and ‘80s, analyze the top selling photographers and photographs, and finish with a discussion around the current landscape and the impact of the internet on the art market. (Stoots)