Public Talks

Upcoming public presentation:

Upcoming public presentation:

Follow the Money: The rise of the fine art photography market and what we’re seeing today.

ONLINE EVENT HOST:  Center for Photographic Art (CPA)

WHEN:  Thursday July 21 at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:  Free for CPA Members; $10 non-Members  (registration required) 

LECTURE REGISTRATION:  Center for Photographic Art


In this beautifully illustrated presentation, certified photography appraiser and photo historian Jennifer Stoots, AAA, will provide a succinct review of the evolution of the fine art photography market in the United States. Stoots will start the webinar off with a brief overview 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:  Highlight the influential people, galleries and institutions in the U.S. that championed photography in the early 20th century; cover key collectors and factors that fostered exponential growth from the 1970s to the end of the 1990s; analyze the top selling photographers and photographs; and finish with commentary centered around international photo fairs and the internet’s impact on the photography market in the last two decades.

Galerie Krone Paris Photo 2017



Magnificent Mentors: Luminaries of photographic education and their extraordinary students.

A compliment. A constructive critique. Encouragement. Insight. These are the gifts of a mentor; a teacher extraordinaire who is generous with their time and knowledge, and is considerate of who you are and what you’re trying to say or accomplish. The photo history presentation “Magnificent Mentors” will showcase a handful of the more extraordinary photographers in the U.S. who fostered the careers of some of the most recognized photographers today, historic to contemporary. In the course of this beautifully illustrated lecture, certified photography appraiser and photo historian, Jennifer Stoots will examine the philosophy and practice of several photo luminaries and the programs the orchestrated, as well as explore the paths of student success.

Magnificent Mentors  will focus on the instructors and curriculum at the Clarence H. White School of Photography, Alexey Brodovitch’s “Design Laboratory,” The New York Photo League, and The New Bauhaus, along with brief overviews of the photo programs CalArts & CCA, PCNW, the San Francisco Institute of Fine Arts, UCLA, University of New Mexico and Yale University. Noteworthy alum will include:  Eve Arnold, Richard Avedon, Uta Barth, Dawoud Bey, Jo Ann Callis, Lois Conner, Robert Frank, Hiro, Masood Kamandy, Dorothea Lange, An-My Lê, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Patrick Nagatani, Catherine Opie, Irving Penn, Georgina Reskala, Doris Ulmann, Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, Will Wilson, and Max Yavno, among many many others.

Magnificent Mentors was made possible by the generous support of the Griffin Museum of Photography. Public presentations of this lecture have been hosted by: The Griffin Museum of Photography; Photographic Arts Council of Los Angeles (PACLA); and Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW).