The I Photo Central website at http://www.iphotocentral.com offers some of the most extensive information for photography collectors anywhere on the Internet.
Many of you enjoy this email newsletter, but do you know that you can search all 101 newsletters online at http://www.iphotocentral.com/news/news.php ? Since we cover most of the photography auctions' main action, you can not only find out how much something sold for at auction, but sometimes even who it sold to. Whether it is a market study, a conservation issue or a book review that you missed, just search for it with the key word search.
I Photo Central's Special Exhibits section not only has great images on display by theme or photographer, but the exhibits often are accompanied by some of the most detailed research available on certain subjects and photographers. Extensive biographies and a discussions of their work can be found in the Special Exhibits on Laure Albin-Guillot, Andre Kertesz, the Auradon brothers, Eugene Atget, Geza Vandor, Jan Bulhak, Louis De Clercq, Robert Doisneau, Krzysztof Pruszkowski, Maurice Georges Chanu, Ted Jones, Ray Bidegain, Joel D. Levinson, Marcus Doyle, Charlie Schreiner and Lisa Holden. Major articles on the history of stereoviews and three dimensional photography, the autochrome and early color processes, the photography of the Crimean War, the paper negative, abstract photography, 20th-century Czech photography, the Japanese ambrotype, and even the movie Gone with the Wind are all available to you at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php . The dealers of I Photo Central are constantly updating, changing and adding new exhibits, so return often.
On the Calendar of Events page you will find one of the most complete international calendars of photography collecting-related events broken up by specific type (auctions, museums, galleries, seminars, book-signings, etc.). And it is completely sortable by city, state, country, etc. You can access it by clicking on: http://www.iphotocentral.com/calendar/calendar.php . Never miss another event, no matter where you go.
One of the best resources for even experienced collectors, dealers and curators is the I Photo Central section on Collecting Issues and Resources. This is a series of lengthy, detailed and practical articles on the following topics:
• On Connoisseurship And Print Values: A Discussion
• Photography Price Gyrations: Le Gray, A Case Study
• The Insider's Guide To Buying Photographs
• The Insider's Guide To Selling Photographs
• Risk Management And Insurance For Private Collectors, Dealers, Gallery Owners And Museums
• Certificates Of Insurance And Why You Need To Get Them When You Loan Out Work
• Sample Photography Collector's Vintage & Contemporary Fine Art Insurance Policy
• Sample Photography Dealer's Vintage & Contemporary Fine Art Insurance Policy
• Determining The Vintage Of A Print
• Vintage Character And Dating Prints After 1953
• Responses To Our Question On The Vintage Issue After 1953
• The Ins And Outs Of Photography Appraisals
• Basic Core Photography Collecting Books And Other Media By Category
We are constantly updating and adding to these articles, which can all be found at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/collecting/collecting.php .
And remember that we now have incorporated a "Printer Friendly" version of each page. Just click on that indication at the upper right of each web page to pull up a page ready for your printer without color and properly spaced.
Of course, the core of the site is the 6,000-plus photographs for sale that can be accessed through one of the easiest-to-use search pages on the Internet. Just go to http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/search.php to find a range of interesting images that you can purchase from I Photo Central's dealers. If you want to look at our list of photographers whose images are currently for sale, just go to: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/photographer_list.php , or just click on the "Search by Photographer" button on the general Search Images page. There is often considerable biographical information on the photographer listed with the actual photograph for sale.