Owner, Director, Klompching Gallery
Darren Ching is the Co-Owner of Klompching Gallery, established in 2007 in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York—specializes in the selling and exhibition of contemporary fine art photography to private, corporate and public collections. Mr. Ching’s involvement in photography spans over 20 years, including jurying numerous domestic and international photo competitions, contributing to both online and print publications, and lectures on the subject. Formerly Creative Director of Photo District News (PDN), and in 2010, co-curated The Architecture of Space for the Flash Forward Festival in Toronto. As an educator, he has been an Adjunct Faculty member at School of Visual Arts (SVA), a visiting photography critic at The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Parsons School of Design in New York, and External Examiner for Final Senior Photography Projects at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Additionally, he is a freelance designer, working on photography-based projects; consultant to photographers and art collectors; and perennial co-curator of the gallery’s annual FRESH exhibition and Rhonda Wilson Award.
Darren Ching is primarily interested in viewing photography that is suitable for exhibition and sale within the fine art market. He can offer insightful feedback on works-in-progress.