Anna Walker Skillman – Episode 69

In this episode of PhotoWork with Sasha Wolf, Sasha and Anna Walker Skillman, Co-Owner & Creative Director of Jackson Fine Art, have a behind the scenes talk about representing artists and connecting their work with collectors. They discuss the nuts and bolts of running a successful gallery amidst changing technology and perceptions about photography. Anna and Sasha also have an in-depth conversation about what makes a collector and whether or not photography collectors are an endangered species.

Jackson Fine Art is a world-renowned gallery with a 33-year history of supporting artists and collectors. The gallery cultivates and guides both emerging and established collectors to the best fine art photography of the 20th and 21st century, across both traditional and innovative photo-based mediums. Working closely with collectors, curators, consultants, and designers, JFA provides expertise in a warm, welcoming space in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. The gallery is led by Co-Owner & Creative Director, Anna Walker Skillman, and Co-Owner Andy Heyman, Founder, ASH IP& ASH Atlanta. The duo is celebrating twenty years of partnership in 2023.

In the spring of 2023, Jackson Fine Art expanded into a custom-built, 4000 square-foot gallery located directly across the street at 3122 East Shadowlawn Avenue. The new gallery retains the comfortable, home-like ambiance of the much-loved former gallery but now with expanded exhibition, office, inventory, library and meeting spaces to keep pace with the growing clientele and opportunity to exhibit large-scale works. The new space responds to the evolution of contemporary art. In addition to 9-12 exhibitions annually, Jackson Fine Art participates in international art fairs including: Paris Photo; The Photography Show (AIPAD) in New York; Art Miami; and Intersect Aspen. The gallery is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and Ms. Skillman is a former member of the board of directors.

This podcast is sponsored by picturehouse + thesmalldarkroom.