Vanessa Hallett


Deputy Chairman, Americas and Worldwide Head of Photographs
New York, NY
Toured In
23, 24

Vanessa Hallett is Deputy Chairwoman, Americas, and Worldwide Head of Photographs at Phillips, having specialized in the field for nearly fifteen years.   Vanessa’s tenure has been defined by the breadth of her expertise, with extensive experience in 19th through 21st century photographers. She has been responsible for the successful introduction of emerging photographers to the auction market, as well as historic prices for classic and contemporary photographers. In her time with the company, she has also been instrumental in the consignment of works from several prestigious collections and has directed several exhibitions.   Vanessa has been involved with the Humble Arts Foundation and has curated a show for the group at the Chelsea Art Museum. With a focus on global markets, she lectures regularly, is frequently interviewed by leading publications on collecting, and has served as a juror for the International Photographs Awards.   She received her Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University in Art History/Studio Art and a post-graduate degree in American Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Her favorite part of touring with the Roadshow is meeting all the amazing guests and hearing their stories about each photograph they have brought to share.

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