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A two-day intensive workshop, in which photographers will learn how to work professionally and successfully with galleries.

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The Working With Galleries workshop, is for fine art photographers who are seeking gallery representation, but require the tools to seriously and professionally position themselves to fulfill such a significant step in their career. Importantly, it also addresses the key tools needed to make the gallery/artist relationship successful, once forged. 

This two-day intensive workshop consists of formal presentations, group discussion/critique and hands-on exercises.

Formal presentations are given on the Anatomy Of A Gallery, Presenting Yourself And Your Work, The Gallery/Artist Relationship, Key Assets Needed, Pricing/Editioning Of Photographs.

Hands-on exercises encompasses the drafting/editing/writing of statements—artist, project, biography. Planning out of a pricing/editioning model and implementing appropriate record-keeping for sales, inventory and other key information.

Group Discussion and Critique includes an assessment of existing marketing materials, use of social media, and tips on approaching gallerists, among other topics. During the workshop, no question is too big or too small. 

Workshop Schedule is 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on both days, and is led by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching.

Darren Ching is the co-owner of Klompching Gallery. Mr. Ching's involvement with photography includes panel presentations, jurying of competitions, consulting, design, and contributing to both online and print publications on the subject. Until the Spring of 2015, he was Creative Director of PDN, and served as a perennial juror for the PDNs 30. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Debra Klomp Ching is the co-owner of the Klompching Gallery. She has been working with photography since the 1980s—is an experienced curator, portfolio reviewer, private consultant, lecturer, writer, and art dealer. She holds a B.A. with Honors in Photographic Studies, and an M.A. in Critical History and Theory of Photography. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of the School of Visual Arts in NYC and is active as a juror/judge for photography awards, including the recent LensCulture International Emerging Talent Awards (2017), among others. 



"A fantastic, clearly presented course on what galleries and gallerists expect from photographers aspiring to exhibit their work and to seek gallery representation. The presentations were informative and questions were welcomed. I came away with several ideas for improving my editing, presentation and branding.  Highly recommended"!—Rajmohan Morali.

"I think the direct, no nonsense approach towards the topics is the perfect way to do this kind of workshop".—Anita Hamremoen.

“Your gallery workshop was fantastic.  I believe it is a “must do” for every fine art photographer looking to exhibit their photographs. This workshop provides answers for every FAQ every artist has about the gallery world. The presentations were highly informative, and discussions were in-depth.  Debra and Darren are the consummate professionals. Whether you are an emerging or seasoned artist, I would highly recommend taking this workshop. You will be glad you did.”—David Reinfeld.

"I have a much clearer idea now about the level of commitment (on both ends) required to work with a gallery, as well as the challenges galleries deal with in the fine art photography marketplace".—Laurie Peek.