FRESH ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW — RHONDA WILSON AWARD

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DEBRA KLOMP CHING

Rhonda Wilson was a force of nature—creative, wickedly funny, energetic and ambitious. She was a tenacious champion of photographers and photography in general, who managed to make things happen where others couldn’t. Rhonda was also a colleague, a dear friend and a mentor.
— Debra Klomp Ching
 

Debra Klomp Ching is the co-owner of the Klompching Gallery. In addition to owning and operating the gallery, she is a freelance consultant, writer, curator and educator.

Her writing has been published in Magenta Magazine, photo-eye Booklist, (re)collect, Nahtsellen, At Length and PDN. She was a Guest Editor for Photography Quarterly (issue No. 99) and was the commissioning Editor/Publisher of (re)collect - Jonathan Shaw (2006). In 2010 she co-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 advises collectors on the acquisition of contemporary photography. She 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 and Photolucida.

She has lectured on the History of Photography at the University of Derby (UK) and Coventry University (UK), and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Debra Klomp Ching holds a BA (Hons) in Photographic Studies and an MA in Critical History and Theory of Photography.