Tonight is Opening Night of Photo LA, which continues through Sunday. This is one my favorite industry events of the year, a time to get a solid read on the market for collecting photography. There are a range of seminars offered in addition to spending time on the show floor, including artists lectures, a seminar organized by Center and the daily “Collecting Seminars.” I’m leading one on Sunday morning 1/21 that will have an emphasis on the new collector, and on collecting the work of emerging artists. If you can’t attend, remember that you can buy the show catalogue – a must for your research on which dealer is most likely to respond to your work. Remember too – gallery expos like Photo LA are not places where you would bring your work to try to get a few minutes of one-on-one time with a dealer; they have not invested time and money to scout new talent – they are here to sell photographs. Don’t make a bad first impression. Rather, watch for those targeted galleriest to be serving as a Reviewer at an upcoming Portfolio Review event, or as a judge at an upcoming competition. Try to make at least one gallery expo per year, and know that this is my favorite!
Archive for January 18, 2007
There are a limited number of spaces remaining at En Foco‘s offerings this coming Saturday, January 20th.
“Successful Strategies for Professional Photographers” in the morning, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS with industry professionals in the afternoon. Take advantage of these opportunities!!! And check out their recently re-designed website.