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NFTs have become a hot topic of discussion as a major disruptor in the traditional art market. Typically framed in relation to digital artists (like Beeple, the artist who broke auction records with his $69 million NFT in spring 2021), NFTs have also rapidly gained traction among established artists working in media. traditional, especially in photography.
Ashlyn Davis Burns has been representing the physical work of traditional lens-based artists and their collections in the NFT space since 2021. In this ArtTable talk, audiences will hear about the importance of blockchain for photography, its growing position in the market and likely directions for the future. Burns will cover landmark projects that created today’s NFT photography market, as well as new platforms launched in the past year, including his own. The platform will support some of the most prominent photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries through their “genesis drops” in space.