Albumen Gallery hosts panel discussion at London Art Fair

Photography x Social Media: Is Instagram going to kill bricks and mortar galleries? was the topic for a panel discussion at the London Art Fair 2018.  The panel chaired by Stephan Schmid, Director of Albumen Gallery included Emma Blau, photographic artist & curator; Giacomo Brunelli, Photographer; Brandei Estes, Photography Director, Sothebys’ and  Augusta Edwards, Director at Augusta Edwards fine Art.


Instagram increasingly plays a significant part in in the eco-system of photography galleries impacting on photographers, galleries, auction houses and collectors. Does Instagram’s easy access and wide reach have a democratising effect, thereby threatening traditional hierarchies and privileges or does the preferred social media platform of the art word offer benefits all stakeholders alike? 


You can listen to a recording of the discussion by following the link recording.