Fine Art Photography

What To Expect From the Photographer/Gallery Relationship

July 7, 2014

By Edgar Allen Beem

© GreGory vershbow

“Cameo,” 2012, from Gregory Vershbow’s series “Art in a Liminal Space,” available at Robert Klein Gallery.

Securing representation by a gallery is often seen as the brass ring of a fine-art photography career, a validation of an artist’s value. But photographers often don’t know what to expect from a gallery, or what galleries expect in return. Who pays for what? Who manages the inventory? Can the photographer expect an exhibition soon? PDN surveyed photographers and galleries...

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