The annual APAG West seminar is dedicated to advancing the legacies of American photographers. We convene those who are passionate about the future of privately-held photography archives. We keep a finger on the pulse of the latest trends, technologies, and standards to help them thrive and envision their place in history.
At the second annual APAG West seminar in Northern California speakers will share their expertise in intellectual property law, estate and legacy planning, museum placement, and other topics vital to managing a privately-held photo archive. Reception to follow. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
Presentations by Jennifer Stoots (certified photography & art appraiser and photo historian), Richard Gadd (Director of Weston Photography Gallery), Beatrice Thornton (archivist, historian, and digital asset manager), Teresa Mora (Head of Special Collections and Archives and University Archivist, UC Santa Cruz), and more!
Latest Trends in Museum and Archive Acquisitions
Current Digital Archiving Practices
Photo Markets Now (separate, reduced-price registration available!)
After-party with food and cocktails, and a special viewing of 8 x 10 Fundraising Exhibition featuring the work of over 90 photographers, including APAG members.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to stay on for Sunday, October 13th for an exclusive tour of Edward Weston’s famed Wildcat Hill home and darkroom and a special viewing of Relativity: Wynn Bullock and Albert Einstein, a rare 21st Editions book celebrating and connecting both twentieth-century masters of art and science.
Registration only for Photo Markets Now, followed by a reception with APAG West members and seminar attendees, is open to the public for a reduced price ($50)! The panel will feature a presentation by Jennifer Stoots, followed by a conversation with Richard Gadd, framing the current realities of photo markets in the context of their history and development. See below for a description of this exciting panel:
Doing the math, Albrecht Dürer realized that he could make more money selling prints than taking on lengthy altarpiece commissions. Julia Margaret Cameron copyrighted her images and sold her photographs through a commercial gallery in London. Marcel Duchamp was an art dealer and Ansel Adams and Roy DeCarava were gallery owners. In this beautifully illustrated presentation, certified photography appraiser and photo historian, Jennifer Stoots will give us an overview of the evolution of the art market in Europe, plus the motivations of invention and the birth of the photo industry. From there she will review the galleries and museums that championed photography in the US, cover the snowballing of the fine art photography market in the 1970s and ‘80s, analyze the top selling photographers and photographs, and finish with a discussion centered around the internet's impact on the global art & photography market.
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$200 APAG Members
$50 Photo Markets Now Panel + Reception
Click here to view our 2018 Seminar program.