An intensive two-day workshop for photographers, on working with fine art galleries

In this intensive two-day workshop (held in NYC), participants will be provided with an invaluable overview of the business of the fine art photograph. The workshop will be led by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, owners of the Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. It is specifically appropriate for fine art photographers, ready to take the next step in their career, by obtaining gallery representation—and being appropriately tooled up to ensure the gallery/artist relationship is a successful one.

The two-day workshop consists of formal presentations, hands-on exercises and group critiques/discussion, dealing with the key fundamentals to successfully gain representation, and then how to successfully fulfill the obligations of the artist/gallery collaboration. Throughout the workshop, participants are encouraged to ask questions—no question is too big or too small. The workshop requires that participants bring along the following assets:

  • A completed portfolio of exhibition-ready, sale-ready photographs
  • Drafted or completed Artist and Project Statements
  • Accessible website
  • Laptop for undertaking exercises: word/pages and excel/numbers will be used
  • Examples of current branding/promotional materials

Workshop location:

Klompching Gallery

89 Water Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

212 796 2070

Instructors

Darren Ching

Established in 2007 by Debra klomp Ching and Darren Ching, the Klompching Gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art photographs from its street level space in Brooklyn, New York. The gallery quickly established itself with an international roster of extraordinary contemporary photographers, including Max de Esteban, Lisa M. Robinson, Richard Tuschman, Helen Sear, Robert Moran, and Jim Naughten. Artworks have been placed by the gallery into numerous private and public collections, including the Eastman Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and Museum of Fine arts, Houston. Klompching Gallery is a member of aIpaD (association of International photography art Dealers), the only Brooklyn-based commercial art gallery in its membership. Each July/august the gallery presents FrEsh, its annual summer show of emerging talent, curated from an international open call.

Darren Ching brings nearly two decades of involvement with photography including, panel presentations, jurying of competitions, and contributing to both online and print publications on the subject. Up until spring of 2015, he was Creative Director of PDN, responsible for the design and           intrumental in shaping the visual direction of the magazine since 1999, as well as a perennial judge for the influential PDN’s 30. as an experienced reviewer, he has participated in numerous notable photography review festivals, including FotoFest, Rhubarb-Rhubarb (UK), Review Santa                   Fe, PhotoNola, Photolucida, and Fotografiska (Sweden). additionally, he is an adjunct Faculty member at the school of Visual arts in New York, and has given critiques at MICa, RISD, and SCAD.

 

 

Debra Klomp Ching

Established in 2007 by Debra klomp Ching and Darren Ching, the Klompching Gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art photographs from its street level space in Brooklyn, New York. The gallery quickly established itself with an international roster of extraordinary contemporary photographers, including Max de Esteban, Lisa M. Robinson, Richard Tuschman, Helen Sear, Robert Moran, and Jim Naughten. Artworks have been placed by the gallery into numerous private and public collections, including the Eastman Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and Museum of Fine arts, Houston. Klompching Gallery is a member of aIpaD (association of International photography art Dealers), the only Brooklyn-based commercial art gallery in its membership. Each July/august the gallery presents FrEsh, its annual summer show of emerging talent, curated from an international open call.

Debra Klomp Ching is an experienced portfolio reviewer, having attended several notable photography review festivals such as Rhubarb-Rhubarb, FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, New York Times portfolio review Day, Filter photo Festival and Photolucida. In addition to owning and operating the Klompching Gallery, Debra Klomp Ching is a freelance consultant, writer, curator and adjunct faculty at the SVA (School of Visual arts) in New York, and has given critiques at MICA and RISD. her writing has been published in Magenta Magazine, photo-eye Booklist, (re)collect, Nahtsellen, PDN (Photo District News), and she has been a Guest Editor for Photography Quarterly (issue No. 99). In 2010 she curated (with Darren Ching), The Architecture of Space, an exhibition of contemporary U.S. photography for the Flash Forward Festival (Toronto). As a private consultant, she provides creative and professional advice to photographers intending to or working within a fine art context, and to collectors of contemporary photography.

Course Dates

Tuition

$545

Class Size

10