A Peek Behind the Curtain: Conversations with the Dealers with Alice Zimet (Online Learning – Four Sessions)
Photo by Alice Sachs Zimet

A Peek Behind the Curtain: Conversations with the Dealers with Alice Zimet (Online Learning – Four Sessions)

  • April 5, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • April 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • April 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • April 26, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Online Learning Class via Zoom

Join this four-part virtual series as we peek behind the curtain and meet with three prominent photography dealers. During Session #1, photography collector Alice Sachs Zimet provides an introduction to the marketplace, the questions collectors ask along with questions photographers might want to discuss with a potential dealer. The following three sessions each feature a different gallery dealer –one per session –from across the United States who represent contemporary photographers. Dealers will discuss how they find new talent, the business of running a gallery, the gallery’s ‘brand identity’, the type of photographers they gravitate towards and what it takes to represent a contemporary photographer today

Guest Speakers
Tues April 12 Caroline Wall, Director – Robert Mann Gallery (NYC)
Founded in 1985, Robert Mann Gallery represents an international roster of prominent contemporary artists that continue to push the role of the photographic medium through unique visions and stylistic innovation. The gallery’s program includes a strong group of women artists many of whom use narrative-based work to tell stories through image (Holly Andres, Julie Blackmon, Cig Harvey) as well as a core collection of landscape artists (Jeff Brows, Murray Fredericks, Michael Kenna, Maroesjka Lavigne). The gallery pairs this with an outstanding collection of 20th Century masters including works by Ansel Adams, Elisabeth Hase, Aaron Siskind, and Margaret Watkins, among others. Caroline Wall, Director of the Robert Mann Gallery, graduated from McGill University with a degree in Art History and began her career in the art world at the O’Hara Gallery before joining the team at Robert Mann Gallery in 2006. With the gallery, Caroline has participated in many national and international art fairs and works with numerous contemporary photographers and estates organizing both solo and curated group exhibitions. Caroline is a member of the Board of Directors of AIPAD.

Tues April 19 Robert Klein – Robert Klein Gallery (Boston)
Robert Klein Gallery was established in 1980 and ranks among the world’s most prestigious showrooms of fine art photography. Robert Klein opened his Newbury Street space with early exhibitions of Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz, Sally Mann, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. From 1995 through 2008, Robert served as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of International Photographic Art Dealers (AIPAD). During his tenure, Robert engineered the 2006 expansion of The AIPAD Photography Show New York to the Park Avenue Armory. The AIPAD Photography Show’s move firmly established it as one of the leading photographic fairs in the world. Robert Klein Gallery maintains an extensive and ever-changing inventory of 19th Century, 20th Century, and contemporary photographs. Participating in international art fairs such as The AIPAD Photography Show, Paris Photo, Photo London, and The Armory Show, Robert Klein Gallery provides its contemporary artists with international exposure while exhibiting works by recognized masters such as Ansel Adams, Helen Levitt, and Irving Penn. With over 40 years of experience and a profound knowledge base, the gallery staff is committed to serving as a resource for both novice and seasoned collectors.

Tues April 26 Paul Kopeikin – Kopeikin Gallery (LA)
Founded in 1991, Kopeikin Gallery is an internationally recognized gallery of photography and contemporary art in Los Angeles. Kopeikin Gallery has presented exhibitions by photography’s modern masters such as Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Walker Evans, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, Nicholas Nixon, Harold Eugene Edgerton and contemporary photographers such as Jeffrey Milstein, Chris Jordan, Jill Greenberg, Kahn and Selesnick and Kevin Cooley. Following decades of exploring photography’s history, the gallery program has expanded beyond photography to include painting and works on paper. Kopeikin Gallery is committed to developing and building collections and prides itself to procure virtually any artwork for our clients, whether or not it’s in their current inventory. In addition to ongoing gallery exhibitions, the gallery participates in art fairs both nationally and internationally.

Alice Sachs Zimet (https://www.artsandbusinesspartners.com/) is President, Arts + Business Partners, a consulting boutique specializing in the fine art photography marketplace as well as corporate sponsorship. As a collector, advisor, and educator, Alice began to collect fine art photography in 1985 and has amassed a museum-quality collection of roughly 300 images from 20th Century masters to the present. She is Chair, Photography Collections Committee, Harvard Art Museums; Chair, Acquisitions Committee, International Center of Photography (ICP); board member, Magnum Foundation; and a member of the Aperture Foundation’s Artist Book Committee.

NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest/Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest/Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.

A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at info@lacphoto.org.

Four Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays, April 5-26, 9-10:30 am PST
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $435



This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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