Collecting Photography with Nicolas Smirnoff and Marisa Bellani

Moyra Davey, Eric (Fade), 2018, Courtesy of greengrassi. This work is available to purchase at 16 Mount Street.
Moyra Davey, Eric (Fade), 2018, Courtesy of greengrassi. This work is available to purchase at 16 Mount Street.

29 June 2021


Join us next Tuesday lunchtime to hear from Nicolas Smirnoff Magnum Gallery Director and Marisa Bellani, founder of Roman Road to discuss the many different aspects of photography. We will unravel questions around documentary photography, experimental techniques as well as photographic archives. The talk will also touch upon acquisition strategies in private collections and public institutions.

Marisa Bellani is the founder and creative director of Roman Road conceived to share her passions and talent discoveries with other art enthusiasts. At age 26, Marisa joined and became the youngest member of the Tate Photography Acquisition Committee and was asked to be a member of The Photographers’ Gallery Young Patron Steering Committee in 2013. She regularly participates in panel discussions and gives talks at art universities and in front of private collectors.

Nicolas Smirnoff is Magnum Photos’ Gallery Director in London. He grew up in Arles, in the South of France, and he has previously served cultural organisations including Christie’s, dOCUMENTA (13) and Pace Gallery. In his tenure at Pace Gallery, Nico produced three catalogues, Alexander Calder: The Calder Prize; Hoyland, Caro, Noland and Lee Ufan From Point, From Line, From Wind.

Regarding Covid and your safety, please note, the CAS are adhering to all government guidelines and social distancing will be enforced. We also ask all guests to wear face coverings.

Space for this event is limited. Please RSVP to to book your place.


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