Just a reminder that the I Photo Central website at http://www.iphotocentral.com offers some of the most extensive information for photography collectors anywhere on the Internet.
You can search all 121 E-Photo newsletters online at http://www.iphotocentral.com/news/news.php . Since the newsletter covers 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. And remember to sign up and tell your friends to receive the newsletter by email. It is still free and the best bargain in photography.
I Photo Central's Special Exhibits section not only has great images on display (and for sale!) by theme or photographer, but the 89 current exhibits are often 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, W. Eugene Smith, Josef Sudek, Arthur Tress, Hill & Adamson, Dorothy Norman, Lisa Holden, Krzysztof Pruszkowski, Maurice Georges Chanu, Ted Jones, Marcel Marien, Joel D. Levinson, Marcus Doyle, Charlie Schreiner, Stanko Abadzic, Susan McCartney, Mario Giacomelli, Gianni Berengo Giardin, Dale Smith, Fritz Henle, Gayle Goodrich and William F. Simpson.
A number of these special exhibits are devoted to contemporary art photography. Other major articles focus on the history of photography, including the history of stereo views, the autochrome and early color processes, the photography of the Crimean War, the paper negative, salt prints, cyanotypes, ethnographic photography, architectural and landscape photography, dance photography, 20th-century Czech photography and the Japanese ambrotype. They are all available to you at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php , plus many other topics of interest.
The dealers of I Photo Central are constantly updating, changing and adding new exhibits, so return often. Extensive biographical information on photographers can also often be found in the individual listings of photographs for sale. Nearly 2,000 photographers are listed.
On the Calendar of Events page you will find the most complete international calendar of photography collecting-related events available and it is conveniently broken up by specific type of event (auctions, museums, galleries, seminars, book-signings, etc.). And it is also 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 1950
• Responses to Our Question on the Vintage Issue after 1950
• The Ins And Outs of Photography Appraisals
• Basic Core Photography Collecting Books and Other Media by Category
• Contemporary Photography: Truth & the Burden of Reality
• Photography Book Reviews (all 70 of them!)
And even a list of Paris restaurants that we can recommend.
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 well over 6,000 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 nearly 2,000 photographers whose images are currently for sale, just go to: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/photographer_list.php .
We also have a detailed list of websites and blogs that we regard as particularly useful for photography collectors and curators. These links are listed at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/links/links.php .
All in all, please come and explore I Photo Central with its tens of thousands of web pages of information--all on photography collecting--and its nearly 7,000 images for sale. Maybe that is why both Google and Yahoo list this website as #1 when searching for "photography collecting", or why Black & White magazine's recent March 2007 issue called I Photo Central the "Ultimate Internet Resource for Collectors." The magazine went on to say that the "website represents some of the best opportunities the Web has to offer for dealers and serious collectors, as well as curators of fine art photography."