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Penelope Dixon has over 35 years of experience in fine art photography including positions at the auction houses of Phillips Son & Neale and Argus, Ltd., both in Manhattan. She has served on the boards of a number of arts and appraisal organizations as well as given lectures and contributed to many books and articles relating to fine art photography. Penelope reviews every appraisal produced by the firm and provides valuable oversight to each valuation. Penelope is the author of Photographers of the Farm Security Administration: An Annotated Bibliography.
Edward Yee has been with the company for twenty years and is the company’s primary appraiser. He is compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) and is a certified member in the area of photography with the Appraisers Association of America, where he is also a member of the Executive Board and serves as the organization’s treasurer. In addition, he also serves on the board of the Photography Collection Preservation Project. Edward tought an online introductory course through New York University about the fundamentals of appraising photography for several years, and occasionally provides lectures on the subject. Edward works both in tandem with Penelope and on individual appraisals. His area of expertise is in the valuation of large archives, estates and negatives. In addition to overseeing the firms daily operations, Edward is responsible for data management, network and financial administration.
New York and Toronto based associate, Alison Riley, has been a part of the Penelope Dixon & Associates team since 2011. She is a specialist in the History of Photography as well as contemporary practices and has a Master of Art in the History of Photography from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, England and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Alison works on a myriad of appraisal projects including client liaison, onsite inspections, price research, valuation and production of written reports. She has been Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) compliant since 2012.
Starting as an intern, Dora has worked on various aspects of the appraising process, including inspections, research, pricing and writing. She has also been providing assistance with valuation analyses and methodology. Dora specializes in contemporary photography and graduated with Masters of Art in Art Market from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, where she took USPAP as part of her degree. Dora’s experience prior to joining the firm included working with various photographers’ archives.
Lucy von Brachel
Lucy von Brachel is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America with a specialization in photographs. Lucy has been working in the field of photography for more than twenty years, during which she held positions as a registrar at Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, as the associate director of the photographs department at Swann Galleries, New York and as the photography collection manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In addition to a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design, New York City Lucy has completed coursework in photograph preservation, collection care and technology, art law, appraisals and valuation and library science. Lucy works on a contractual basis with the company and performing inspections, engaging in price research and analysis, as well as writing of appraisal documents.
Michael Ball serves as a business consultant to Penelope Dixon & Associates and assits with quarterly and annual company analysis to ensure that we are providing the best possible services to our clients.