Collecting Photography: Photo London

Join photography expert Zelda Cheatle on this exclusive 5-week course for anyone interested in collecting photography – from the vintage to the contemporary. Sessions will include a mix of lectures, practical handling and off-site visits.

Art Course previously on at The Photographers' Gallery in Greater London, United Kingdom.
From Monday 18 April 2016 to Monday 16 May 2016

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Topics covered are a brief history of photographs, building and managing a collection, an introduction to the art market, and the practical aspects of collecting, photographic processes, assessment of print conditions, as well as guidelines on handling, conservation and storage.

Week 1: an introduction to collecting

Week 2: photographs and conservation, handling session

Week 3: behind-the-scenes visit to a private gallery in London

Week 4: custom made session with our Print Sales team, special access to works

Week 5: visit to Auction Houses and preparation for visiting Photo London

This course culminates in a visit to the VIP Photo London opening (Wednesday 18 May) and a tour by the course tutor on Thursday 19 May. Please note: VIP passes are organised by The Photographers’ Gallery.

Booking essential, spaces limited

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Zelda Cheatle is an independent gallerist, curator and editor.Zelda worked at The Photographers’ Gallery from 1982 until 1988. In 1989 she founded the Zelda Cheatle Gallery (1989-2005), and Zelda Cheatle Press. From 2005 – 2012 she was Portfolio Manager of The Photography Fund, the first fine art photography fund which collected significant 20th century fine prints including the Eve Arnold Archive and a large 20th century Russian photography collection. She currently works as an independent curator, with a recent exhibition of work by Qin Yuhai at Saatchi Gallery that opened in June 2014, and has toured Mother River by Yan Wang Preston to Chongqing, Wuhan and Shanghai throughout 2015. In 2015, she also curated Yellow-Star Houses of Budapest by Nigel Swann at the Architectural Association and Saul Leiter and Carol at Somerset House.

Zelda is currently working towards an exhibition and symposium of international curators in Dubai 2016 and a local exhibition of Kray’s London in Shoreditch August 2015. Zelda is actively involved in photography books, currently contributing to David George’s book for Hoxton Mini Press, the book of Mother River for Yan Wang Preston, Bolshoi for Sasha Gusov amongst others. Zelda is a regular lecturer, often at Sothebys Institute, Sir John Cass, University of Westminster, Ulster University.

£750 Booking essential, spaces limited