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Janet Sirmon Fine Art

I have a 25+ year background in researching, studying, and building collections of fine art photographs. I've worked with major museums, newbie collectors, and everything in between. This has given me a unique perspective on what it takes to build a valuable photography collection. Years and years of studying photographic prints has made me an expert on what makes a particular photograph extraordinary. Identifying by eye that magic combination of print date and photographic processes (eg. salt prints, albumen prints, platinum prints, gravures.) And the special quirks of individual photographer's habits, signatures, mount boards, and ink stamps used at various times in their career. This expertise allows me to spot rare finds, and I make sure my clients are the first to know about them.

This is why my clients often refer to me as their “Secret Weapon.”

Because serious collectors know that building a valuable collection is not just buying a bunch of photographs.

AND they know that the quality of your collection depends on the questions you ask.


I'm glad you're here.

The first thing you should know about me is that I totally thrive on finding rare, hard-to-find photographs... and making sure my clients get access to them before anyone else!

By providing a high level of personal attention, my goal is to help collectors build valuable, prestigious photography collections.

I also help my clients

  • get to the root of their collecting “why” so that passion and authenticity are always at the core of purchases.

  • establish a decision-making framework so they can buy with confidence, free from worry that they are making costly mistakes.

  • develop a long view strategy for collecting goals, including legacy planning.

If you're curious as to what some questions are, click here to get your one-page collecting guide. This free guide will give you the questions to ask so you get the information you need to collect wisely

Lately I have been busy preparing my Virtual Workshop, meeting with clients, and posting on Instagram.  Otherwise, I might be having a Zoom session with my business team or checking out an art exhibition in Los Angeles.

That's the scoop on my professional life.

Curious and want to know more?

Here are three more things about me...

  • I grew up in Montana, Utah, and Oregon.

  • Playing guitar is my “hidden” talent.

  • My favorite time of day is early morning, just before sunrise.

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