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Masterclass Collecting Photography

To help first-time art buyers prepare for the Unseen Photo Fair, Foam and Unseen present a Masterclass: Collecting Photography. 

International experts in the photography world will take the participants through the basic elements of the process of acquiring photographic works, and give guidance on such practical matters as editioning and various photographic techniques as well as criteria on how collecting photography.

Date: Saturday 20 September 2014
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
Venue: Living Room, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

3.30 Entrance with coffee and sweets 
4.00 Simone Klein (Head of Photography Department, Sotheby's Paris) 
4.45 Drinks 
5.00 Carolyn H. Drake (Curator, co-director of A tale of A Tub)
5.45 Entrance to the fair including a list of highlights and tips

For who? Collectors/first time art buyers/photography lovers 
Language: English 
Price: € 75 - including coffee and sweets, drinks, the recently launched Unseen Magazine and entrance to the fair and festival on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September.

Simone Klein is Head of Photography Department at Sotheby's in Paris. Over the last couple of years sales of photography at Sotheby's Paris have become not-to-be-missed events for connoisseurs from around the world. During the course she will focus on pricing and the development of the photography market over the past years. Topics covered: Criteria on how collecting photography and things to take into account when collecting such as, what are editions? When is a price reasonable? Including a short explanation of different photographic techniques.

Carolyn H. Drake is an independent curator and co-director of A Tale of A Tub, working in New York and Amsterdam. Between 2007 and 2010 she worked at Sotheby's in Hong Kong and New York. From 2012 she has been working as a freelance curator and has organised exhibitions at, among others, Mendes Wood DM in São Paulo, Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the Frankendael Foundation in Amsterdam. Drake is also board member of Young Stedelijk.

There are only a limited number of places for this Masterclass. Applications will be accepted in order of registration. To participate please register below before 16 September 2014. For any inquiries contact Floor Haverkamp, or 020-551 6500.

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