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Last Chance: Summer Photography Sale: 30% off Selected Images and Free Ground Shipping Ends on Sept. 30th

The Vintage Works, Ltd. Summer Sale—like all good things—must come to an end. But you can get 30% off on hundreds of select photographs on the I Photo Central and…

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Featured Exhibit

20th-Century Ethnographic Photography

By Alex Novak

While ethnographic photography is strictly speaking, photography used for scientific/anthropological purposes to identify characteristics of native types (often indigenous), it has taken on much broader meaning over the…

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Collecting Resources

On Connoisseurship and Photography Print Values: A Discussion

This article is devoted to a very important subject: connoisseurship and the print. This should be a topic of primary concern for any collector, institution or dealer. What…

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Carol McCusker

Museum Curator

I Photo Central provides thousands of web pages for the photography collector, curator and historian. This site includes articles on collecting issues (such as connoisseurship and print values; insurance and risk management; appraisals; buying and selling images; developing a photography collecting library; framing/matting and preserving your collection; conservation, etc.). The largest for-sale fine art photography gallery on the web is databased here and is easily accessed through an extensive on-site search engine.

244 issues of the popular E-Photo Newsletter are also archived here and are also searchable; and there is a major International Photography Calendar of Events section.

An additional Special Exhibits section focuses on specific topics, photography processes (such as autochromes, daguerreotypes, stereo views and oratones), contemporary photography and individual photographers.