Valuing the Photograph: Analogue Photography at Auction

This article first appeared in the Royal Photographic Society’s Analogue magazine, November 2017. According to Sotheby’s “Analogue photography is back in vogue” and they should know, 22 of the most expensive photographs sold at auction were sold at Sotheby’s, and all were analogue photographs. The interest in photography as a valuable commodity is rapidly growing…

Gifts for Photographers: Christmas Edition

Photographers can be difficult to buy for, whether it’s fine art snobbery, an analogue purest or high-brow academia, it’s easy to misjudge the photographer in your life. Here’s a selection of our favourite fool-proof photography-related gifts for this holiday season: Photography Books Here is a selection of some of the best fine art, historic and…

Sotheby’s Photographies Auction Results, November 2017

The second of Sotheby’s Paris Photography auctions took place on Friday evening with 106 lots available to purchase, with estimates ranging from 1,000 to 150,000 euros. Sotheby’s stated ahead of the auction: The auction highlights includes historical works from the 19th century such as an exceptional early daguerreotype view of Notre Dame in Paris, and…

Sotheby’s Europeenne de Photographies Auction Results, November 2017

Yesterday was a busy day for the photography department at Sotheby’s Paris. Two photography auctions took place: ‘Importante Collection Européenne de Photographies’ and ‘Photographies’ both in celebration of the annual photography fair that takes place in the city: Paris Photo. The first to take place was the Importante Collection Européenne de Photographies, which Sotheby’s claimed:…

Christie’s Stripped Bare Auction Results, November 2017

Yesterday saw the auction of photographs from the Collection of Thomas Koerfer, which took place in Paris, coinciding with the annual photography festival; Paris Photo. There were 51 lots available in the auction, which realised a total of EUR 3,782,500 in sales. The most expensive lot to sell at the auction was a record EUR…

Paris Photo 2017: Program Highlights

The perennial photography festival returns this November with a host of events and exhibits for a whole range of photography aficionados, including: 18 Conversation Forums with topics ranging from Colour in Photography, the Deception of Photography and Meta-reality in the Digital World. These conversations will be between various artists, filmmakers, curators, and collectors. Find out…

Phillips’ Photographs Auction Results; November 2017

Every autumn Phillips host a sale of photographs from some of the most influential practitioners in the field, which has seen an increase in new investors year on year. This week saw the online Photographs sale realise a total of £1,551,750, and several world records broken for various artists. Buyers took part from all over…

Upcoming November Auctions

Along with 6 previously scheduled photography auctions, there have been some additional auctions announced for November, these include Sotheby’s Important Collection Europeenne de Photographies, joining an already scheduled photography auction on the 10th November in Paris, and Exceptional Exposures: Photojournalism Online, which will take place online over two weeks starting on the 17th November.