How Galleries Choose the Photographers They Sign

June 19, 2012

© Amy Stein/Courtesy of ClampArt Gallery

 An image by Amy Stein, who is now represented by Brian Clamp of ClampArt Gallery in New York City.

Facing a shaky economy, galleries in recent years have cut back the number of exhibitions they mount to keep their overhead low. That means fewer spots for the artists who are already on the galleries’ rosters, and more obstacles for photographers who are seeking gallery representation. In this climate, what inspires a gallery director to take a risk and sign...

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