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Exhibiting Photography, 2nd Edition by Shirley Read

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CHAPTER 19

Hanging the Exhibition

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Installing Hannah Collins’s work Walking Umthata at Caixa Forum, Barcelona; image courtesy Hannah Collins.

Estimating hanging times

Hanging a show, if it is to be done well (and of course it should be done well) usually takes more time than anyone imagines and it can be important to assess the time needed when planning the hang. Look at the space, look at the work, estimate how long it could take to hang your photographs, and then multiply that number of hours by three and you may get somewhere near a realistic estimate.

Always allow at least one extra day to hang. The task can’t be hurried. Unless you are experienced ...

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