Hardback256 PagesSize: 244 × 172 mm
Includes 23 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781848221482Publication: January 01, 2019
Series: Handbooks in International Art Business

'Hacking’s concise and lively guide to the economics and inner workings of the current photography market is a must-read for anyone interested in taking the plunge as a collector.'
Anne McCauley  

'A must-read for anyone seriously interested in photography, its history, and how it became a major force in a generally resistant art world.'
Joel Meyerowitz Photographer  

Photography and the Art Market

Juliet Hacking



  • The first book to explore the development of photography as an art form from an art-market perspective 
  • An essential guide that explains how the market for art photography works and how to navigate it
  • An insider's guide to analysing and tracking the market as a whole, researching the market value of individual works, and identifying artists and photographs that are likely to rise in value

The first part of this essential handbook provides an art-business analysis of the market for art photography and explains how to navigate it; the second is an art-historical account of the evolution of art photography from a marginal to a core component of the international fine-art scene.

In tracing the emergence of a robust art-world sub-system for art photography, sustaining both significant art-world presence and strong trade, the book shows the solid foundations on which today's international market is built, examines how that market is evolving, and points to future developments.

This pioneering handbook is a must-read for scholars, students, curators, dealers, photographers, private collectors and institutional buyers, and other arts professionals.
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