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Edward Yee has been with the firm for twenty-five years. As the company’s primary appraiser he oversees all appraisal assignments. 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 taught 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. Additionally, his areas of expertise also include the valuation of large archives, estates, negatives, and copyright.
Penelope Dixon has over 40 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.
Toronto-based Associate Appraiser, Alison Riley, has been a part of the Penelope Dixon & Associates team since 2011. Alison specializes in many areas of 20th and 21st century photography 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. She works on a myriad of appraisal projects including client liaison, onsite inspections, price research, valuation analysis, and production of written reports. She has been compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) since 2012 and is currently working towards accreditation with the Appraisers Association of America.
Dora Yordanova has worked at Penelope Dixon & Associates since 2014. As an associate appraiser, Dora is involved in various aspects of the appraisal process, including inspection of collections, research, valuation methodologies and appraisal writing. Dora’s primary focus is modern and contemporary photography and is compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP). She graduated with Master of Art in Art Market from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. 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.
Ana Espinal is a New York-based photographer. In addition to her creative work, she oversees the New York office’s administrative needs and will often assist in recording data during inspections. Her most recent work focuses on a series of self-portraits investigating the intersection of femininity, identity and beauty. Her work also explores the ethnicity and physical characteristics of Dominican women. She received a BFA from School of Visual Arts in 2018, and AAS degree in Commercial Photography from CUNY, at LaGuardia College, in 2014.