DATE & TIME
Thursday 11th May 2017
9:00 am to 9:30 am – Welcome coffee and pastries in the Gallery Café
9:30 am to 10:30 am – Introduction to collecting in the Print Sales Gallery
10:30 am to 11:00 am– Introduction to the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2017 Exhibition
HOW TO COLLECT PHOTOGRAPHY
Ever since its invention in the early 19th century, photography has beguiled viewers, but as technology, ease, availability to all have evolved, so have artists’ uses of the medium.
The talks will highlight contemporary artists who use photography in their practice – offering an overview of key movements and will look closely at the practicalities of collecting photography, from conservation issues to understanding editions, reprints and more.
Nicholas Campbell is an Art Advisor specialising in affordable contemporary art investment.
In 2010 Nicholas founded Narcissus Arts after gaining significant experience in the Contemporary Art World.
After studying History of Art and Arts Management at Oxford Brookes University, Nicholas worked at high-end galleries including Emmanuel Perrotin, Haunch of Venison, Victoria Miro, White Cube and Christies in New York. Since 2013 Nick has dedicated all of his time to developing Narcissus Arts.
Nicholas has featured in editorial pieces for publications such as The New York Times, Vanity Fair and the BBC amongst others.
In 2014 Spears Magazine chose Nick as the UK’s best art consultant under 35.
Nicholas currently sits on The Photographers’ Gallery Contemporaries committee as well as the for Outset Young Production Fund. He is also a member of the ‘New 100 Club’, which is a collection of the top 100 young art collectors worldwide.
16-18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW
THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S GALLERY
The Photographers’ Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography, from the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists. By far the most extensive and sophisticated exhibitions of photography can be found there, which is perhaps more aptly described as a museum of photography, spread over five floors. There is no permanent collection, but exhibitions are carefully curated with an educational and historic focus.
It was founded in 1971 and it was the first public gallery in London to exhibit key names in international photography, such as Juergen Teller (fashion), Robert Capa (photojournalism), Sebastiao Salgado (documentary), and Andreas Gursky (contemporary art).
The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize is a prize that annually rewards a photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the photographic medium in Europe during the past year. The prize was set up in 1996 by The Photographers’ Gallery. Between 1997 and 2004, the prize was known as the Citigroup Photography Prize. Deutsche Börse has sponsored the competition since 2005, with a £30,000 prize. It has been described as « the biggest of its kind in photography in Europe » and « the most prestigious ».
The Photographers’ Gallery’s six-storey premises on Ramillies Street has reopened after a full facelift. Original plans for the new site were for a striking, angular structure with giant floor-to-ceiling lightwells grasping for the sky. After a fiscal wake-up call (the budget was cut nearly in half to £9 million), the Irish architects O’Donnell+Tuomey returned with a handsome refit and recladding of an old brick building, plus what amounts to an extravagant loft conversion, adding two whole storeys and just one thin sliver of those firmament-reaching windows. What hasn’t been lost is any of the interior space. The upper floors boast two airy new galleries, while a bookshop, print sales room and café have been dug from the ground floor and basement levels. In fact, the climb-down from landmark building to tasteful conversion is no great loss, given the building’s move to an unprepossessing corner plot in a back alley south of Oxford Street. The Photographers’ Gallery has kept faith in its location, however tricky and inhospitable their new plot on the vaguely insalubrious Ramilies Street might seem. Indeed, the new site maintains the gallery’s roots in Soho (just) and will hopefully come to be as embedded here as it was in its former location on Great Newport Street, which, despite its inelegant, warren-like unsuitability for showing great photography, will also live long in the memory.