Photography and the Art Market (Handbooks in International Art Business ) (Hardcover)
The first part of this essential handbook provides an art-business analysis of the market for art photography and explains how to navigate it. The second is an art-historical account of the evolution of art photography from a marginal to a core component of the international fine-art scene. In tracing the emergence of a robust art-world subsystem for art photography, sustaining both significant art-world presence and strong trade, the book shows the solid foundations on which today's international market is built, examines how that market is evolving, and points to future developments. This pioneering handbook is a must-read for scholars, students, curators, dealers, photographers, private collectors, institutional buyers, and other arts professionals.
Juliet Hacking is Subject Leader in Photography at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London and was formerly Head of the Photographs Department at Sotheby's auction house. Her previous publications include Lives of the Great Photographers (2015) and Photography: The Whole Story (ed. 2012).
"Published by Lund Humphries, Photography and the Art Market charts the transition of photographs created for aesthetic ends from a hobbyist pastime to a core component of the international fine art scene." —Feature, Photo Archive News