Late last year, Chicago photographer Tim Klein teamed up with photo editor and master curator Amy Wolff to launch CoEdit, a site that connects both up-and-coming and established photographers with curators and, more importantly, collectors.
“We began CoEdit because we saw an opportunity,” Klein says. “There are many talented commercial and editorial photographers who have amazing work, [but] often only a small group of people see their talent. CoEdit provides everyone with access to and the stories behind some very talented photographers’ works.”
And while the site does sell the limited-edition prints, Klein is quick to point out that the idea behind the company goes far beyond that. “We are not simply selling photography,” he explains. “We are providing context to the images we represent and creating a community of photographers, curators, and collectors.”
Though both Wolff and Klein admit it’s impossible to play favorites, they are each drawn to certain pieces. “Kate Osba’s “Hardest Shot I Ever Took” collection is an interesting mix of images,” Wolff says. “A new father’s understanding [of] how a child develops, the aftermath of Katrina, a gang member, a schizophrenic.” Klein adds: “As a working photographer, CoEdit allows me to look at photography in a new way. I tend to be drawn to photographs that are drastically different from my own work. I really like Justin Fantl’s and Sam Kaplan’s work, [and] am also impressed by Jacqueline Harriet’s work.”