This panel will feature several gallery owners who will shed light on how to not only break into the art world, but also how to maintain these relationships to build an art audience for your photography.
Moderators: Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
These days anyone with an Internet connection can start emailing galleries in batch and see what sticks. But cultivating the lasting relationships necessary to survive the art world is a whole different animal. So how do you outshine the thousands of photographers and build a core base of collectors? Having your work on the walls of a gallery, or even landing gallery representation, is really just the beginning. This panel will feature several gallery owners who will shed light on how to not only break into the art world, but also how to maintain these relationships to build an art audience for your photography.
Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel is a photo editor at National Geographic, where she commissions and produces stories for the History and Culture desk. She edited many of the stories in the magazine’s 2019-2020 series highlighting women and the 2018 series on race and diversity. In 2019, Samuel received second place as POYI’s magazine media visual editor of the year. Prior to joining National Geographic, she oversaw public programming for Photoville and managed Anastasia Photo gallery and Hank Willis Thomas’ studio. She was a co-founder and curator of the Brooklyn Photo Salon.
After studying anthropology and photography at New York University, Jennifer was a Peace Corps volunteer on the Caribbean island of Dominica. She received her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs, with a focus on economic development and media. Brooklyn, NY will always be home but Jennifer currently resides in Washington, D.C.