Here’s what I think, if you have no idea where you want to show..
You could start at http://www.photography-guide.com/index2.php (also published as a physical magazine/book bimonthly and available for purchase at many galleries and labs)
Go to the exhibitions pages and you will have a long list of galleries you can search online and look at past exhibits to get a feel for the gallery and what they show. Make a list of the top galleries of interest to you. Most will have information about how to submit work, mostly this will be something you will have to do via mail / email later.
When you are in NYC, visit those galleries on your list of maybes and refine your list more..Introduce yourself to the person working the desk and get the submissions method from them if you weren’t able to find it online..and explain you are here briefly from France, and ask if there the curator is around, just to say hello, so that when you do send your work they may have a face to put with the work or maybe you can get a direct email address instead of submissions@. If there isn’t anyone to meet, you might try to hit some openings (people gallery ‘hop’ a lot in Chelsea, so you could do a few in a night) and do your best to introduce yourself then. Either way, you could have your portfolio / images on disk etc. and a leave behind promo card just in case by someone actually offers to look at work right then and there… don’t expect that anyone will, but be ready in case the heavens align for you.
08 Feb 2009 14:02
(ed. Feb 8 2009)
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