Working With a Gallery: 5 Things You Need to Know with Darren Ching

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 9 am – 12 pm

1821 W Hubbard, Ste. 207, Chicago, IL 60622

Darren Ching, owner of Klompching Gallery in New York City, will give a half-day presentation, providing a candid summary of the key challenges that photographers encounter when preparing to work with a gallery—from full-on representation to a one-off exhibition. This workshop will focus upon five essential tools needed – preparing participants to meet those challenges head-on and ensure the gallery/artist relationship is professional, successful and profitable for all.

This workshop is informed by Darren Ching’s 12 years as a successful New York art dealer and having worked with numerous photographers as a private consultant and mentor. Photographers will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of what to expect of a gallery, and what a gallery expects of the photographer.

Darren will not be reviewing portfolios as a part of this workshop but is available for individual portfolio reviews on Thursday and Sunday.

Darren Ching is the owner of Klompching Gallery, located in New York City. The gallery specializes in the selling and exhibition of contemporary fine art photography. Launched along with Debra Klomp Ching in 2007, the gallery has placed artworks into numerous private, corporate and public collections. Mr. Ching’s involvement in photography spans over 20 years, including jurying and curating numerous photo competitions and exhibits; contributing to both online and print publications; and panel presentations on the subject. He’s been a regular portfolio reviewer at photography events in the US and Europe. Formerly, the Creative Director of Photo District News, and was a perennial judge for its annual 30 Emerging Photographers issue. As an educator, Mr. Ching has been an Adjunct Faculty member at SVA; External Examiner for MICA, BFA Photography program; Guest Critic at RISD’s MFA Photography Final Projects; and most recently lecturing on contemporary magazine photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. In addition to dealing artworks, Mr. Ching is a freelance designer, working on photography-based projects, and is a consultant offering advice and career strategies to all levels of photographers.

Image: Photographs by Max de Esteban, image courtesy of Klompching Gallery.


Workshop Presented by: Darren Ching
Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $125
Location: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel | 163 East Walton Place | Chicago, IL | 60611