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Application Deadline November 19th: “Your Work & Its Audience: Making the Match” with MVS & Special Guests in NYC

YOUR WORK & ITS AUDIENCE: MAKING THE MATCH

With Mary Virginia Swanson & Special Guests
New York City, May 5 – 11, 2019
Hosted by La Luz Workshops

Application Deadline November 19th

This workshop is for photographers who wish to increase their awareness about today’s diverse markets for imagery and gain a broader understanding of how to reach their target audiences.

Through a series of illustrated lectures, individual sessions, and conversations with some of the leading industry professionals today, you will learn about the nuances of editing your work for multiple presentations, fine art print sales, exhibition opportunities, securing commissions to make new work, as well as other essential topics.

Together, we will look at where your work is now and where it can be.

If you are interested in joining us, please APPLY TODAY.

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS ARE…
Elizabeth Krist – Photo Editor, Reviewer, Independent Curator (Monday & Tuesday)

Joan Liftin – Photographer, Photo Book Editor, Educator (Tuesday)

Esa Epstein – Executive Director and Curator at sepiaEYE Gallery (Wednesday)

Jane Yeomans – Photo Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine  (Thursday)

Taia Kwinter – Managing Editor at Aperture Foundation (Friday)

To learn more about this workshop and what YOU will learn from Mary Virginia and her line-up of industry experts, check out La Luz’s YouTube channel here.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Photographers who are serious about their work, whether they are working professionals or one day aspire to be, those who wish to increase their awareness about today’s diverse markets for imagery and those who wish to gain a broader understanding of how to reach their target audiences.

October 26th, PhotoPlus Expo: MVS Presenting “To Be Published or Self Publish?” + Discounted Registration!

PDN PhotoPlus Expo
To Be Published or Self Publish? An Overview of Publishing Models Today
Session Number: FA6 | Room: 1E14
Friday, October 26, 2018: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

With the print-on-demand revolution, it has never been easier or more affordable for artists to produce and market a book of their work. While the traditional publishing path has the advantage of a seasoned team with experience in design, production, marketing and distribution, self-publishing allows the artist full creative control. Which approach is best for you and your work? Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify the process for both scenarios, as well as lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond.

Conference registration required for attendance.
Register through this link for a 15% discount on conference registration or a free Expo pass: https://l.feathr.co/PPE18_Mary-Virginia-Swanson-9.
Pricing for conference registration is here, for individual Conference Sessions (like this session), 1-day or 3- day passes, Keynote passes etc.

Javits Convention Center, New York City

October 18th, Richmond, VA: Candela Gallery “AN EVENING WITH DENISE BETHEL”

Candela Books + Gallery
An Evening with Denise Bethel
Thursday, October 18th, 5:30-7:30 PM, Talk at 6:00 PM

“RESURRECTING THE IMPORTANT | The Nineteenth Century and Contemporary Photography

Recent years have seen a number of contemporary photographers turn to 19th-century photographic processes, from the daguerreotype, ambrotype, and tintype to the wet plate and the camera obscura. What things do these anachronistic methods bring to the field of contemporary photography? Is it possible to re-direct a medium now accustomed to the speed and ease of a cell phone camera? This talk will explore what might be learned from the photographers of the 19th century and how these lessons are being used by some of the most adventurous artists of today.

Denise Bethel, formerly Chairman of the Photographs Department at Sotheby’s, Inc., spent over three decades in the photographs auction business in New York, where she set world records for artists ranging from Southworth & Hawes and Alfred Stieglitz to Edward Weston and Diane Arbus. A Richmond native, she holds a B. A. from Hollins College, Virginia, and an M. A. from London’s Courtauld Institute of Art, where her second year was funded by a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts graduate fellowship. She is now an independent advisor, writer, and lecturer based in New York City.”

Candela Books + Gallery
214 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

CLICK! Upcoming opportunities in Durham NC during Click!120

CLICK!120 Photography Festival
October 3-7, 2018

Click!120 in Durham, NC is quickly approaching.  There are some great opportunities to sign up for before the festival begins on October 3rd.

Visit their website for other lectures, exhibitions and more during Click!120. https://clickphotofest.org


Click!’s Last Call for Entries:  Photo Book Exhibition 
Deadlines: Online entry due September 28th | Book Delivery due October 1st
Entry fee: $35 per book entered

“The Click! Photography Festival is pleased to announce our first Click! Photo Book Exhibition. Winners will be exhibited at Horse & Buggy Press during the Click! Photography Festival on October 6th between 11 and 1. Entries will be eligible for one of three purchase awards given by the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Books should be self-published or hand made and primarily photographic in nature, though other mediums are allowed. Submissions should be books of your own work or a collaboration.

Online entry forms with payment should be completed by September 26th. Please indicate the sales price of the book, or if it is not for sale. 20% of book sales will go to Horse & Buggy Press. Books should be shipped to Horse & Buggy press in order to arrive by October 1.”

Full prospectus: https://clickphotofest.org/call-for-entries/photo-book-exhibition/


Click! Academy – Few spaces remain:

Projects in Progress: A Group Session with Mary Virginia Swanson
October 4, 9:30 – 11:45 am
Registration Fee: $65

“10 photographers in succession will share their project-in-progress in print form (not digital) during a 10 – minute open discussion with MVS.

In this group format, each photographer will tell MVS briefly and succinctly:

  • What the project is about.
  • Who the target audience is.
  • What the status of production is – early phase? in progress? Nearing completion?
  • What your preferred final format is for the project (i.e. exhibition, publication, dedicated website etc.).
  • MVS will share her response to the work and ideas for moving your project forward.
  • When not presenting their work all participants are invited to observe the discussions she has with each of the with other participants.
  • All 10 accepted participants will receive an email from MVS on how to best prepare for their session.
  • Register here.

Note: This session limited to a total of 10 participants is a companion to the public seminar: From Concept to Audience: THE LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT also at the Durham Arts Council from 12:30pm – 2:30pm on Oct. 3rd. RSVP required for From Concept to Audience.

November 3, Albuquerque: Panel & Presentation About Bill Jay at SPE SW

November 3, 2018
1:00 pmto4:30 pm

Society for Photographic Education Southwest Conference

Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay
A film written, directed, and produced by British photographer and educator, Grant Scott.

Film screening and panel discussion during the Society for Photographic Education Southwest Conference.

BILL JAY (1940-2009), British photohistorian, photographer and editor of Creative Camera and Album was a beloved professor at Arizona State University from the day he arrived, fresh from securing graduate degrees at University of New Mexico (MA ’74, MFA ’76). Jay’s life and his many contributions to our field is now the subject of a documentary film by fellow British photographer Grant Scott titled “DO NOT BEND: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LIFE OF BILL JAY” which will have its US debut at this conference. The film has met wide acclaim at screenings in London, Wales and Scotland. Bill’s family, industry colleagues, former students and friends are among them dozens of contributors to the film.

Scott, Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire will introduce his film and participate in a concluding panel discussion. Joining him will be Jay’s colleague from UNM & ASU, James Hajicek and several of his students including Mary Virginia Swanson, Jared Platt and more.”

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Honors College Forum

October 26th, New York: MVS Presenting at PhotoPlus Expo

October 26, 2018
11:00 amto12:30 pm

PDN PhotoPlus Expo
To Be Published or Self Publish? An Overview of Publishing Models Today

With the print-on-demand revolution, it has never been easier or more affordable for artists to produce and market a book of their work. While the traditional publishing path has the advantage of a seasoned team with experience in design, production, marketing and distribution, self-publishing allows the artist full creative control. Which approach is best for you and your work? Swanson will demystify the process for both scenarios, as well as lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond.

Conference registration required for attendance.
Register through this link for a 15% discount on conference registration or a free Expo pass: https://l.feathr.co/PPE18_Mary-Virginia-Swanson-9.
Pricing for conference registration is here, for individual Conference Sessions (like this session), 1-day or 3- day passes, Keynote passes etc.

Session Number: FA6 | Room: 1E14
Friday, October 26, 2018: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Javits Convention Center, New York City

Thursday, September 6 at 10 AM CST: PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Registration Opens

PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review 2018: Registration opens/closes this Thursday, September 6 at 10:00 AM CST (sharp!)

Participation in this portfolio review is filled via an on-line system on a first-come, first-served basis, and it takes about 5 minutes to process the registration of 70 photographers (+ a small waiting list). This year’s roster once again reflects the diverse opportunities for photographs today, from curators at public and corporate collections, sage international AIPAD-level gallerists and private collectors, photo editors, photo book publishers, heads of non-profit spaces that make a difference in their communities and more.

During the broader Festival there will be fantastic exhibitions on view at both the Ogden, NOMA and local galleries, curator walk-throughs, one-day workshop offerings, my annual education seminar – this year tacking strategizing a social media plan for marketing your work – a ride range of programming for your benefit. You can’t decide to attend later – it will fill within minutes of registration opening this Thursday at 10 a.m. Central time. See you there?

August 5th, New Orleans: Artist Talk by Binh Danh “Landscape and Memory”

©2018 Binh Danh

PhotoNOLA
Artist Talk by Binh Danh: Landscape and Memory
Sunday, August 5th, 3:00 pm
Free and open to the public, RSVP required

“In his presentation, “Landscape and Memory“, Binh Danh will show work from his community-inspired installations and discuss his photographic processes with an emphasis on his daguerrotype printing and work with indigenous botanicals. Danh is currently collaborating with Louisiana Master gardeners, creating new work in preparation for an installation at the Arsenal during PhotoNOLA 2018.

This event is co-hosted by LSM and PhotoNOLA.

Louisiana State Museum Arsenal, 3rd Floor (in the Cabildo)
701 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116

SOLD OUT! May 19-20 in NYC: Beyond Print: The Life of Your Photobook Beyond Publication

BEYOND PRINT: THE LIFE OF YOUR PHOTOBOOK BEYOND PUBLICATION

Hosted by APERTURE FOUNDATION
May 19–20, 2018, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Who should attend: Photographers who hope to publish their projects, or have recently done so.

As personal photographic projects come to completion, producing a publication can be an invaluable means to share the work with a broader audience.

Whether your book is published by a trade publisher, a small press, or you elect to publish your work yourself your publication date is just the beginning of the journey for your book and much of the market efforts will likely will fall to you. There are avenues for exposure within national press read by the photobook community and the broader public, based on the subject of your project. If you wish for your book to function as an path to new audiences via additional platforms, targeted research and presentation formats must be championed such as exhibitions with related educational programing can extend awareness and attention to the book throughout the tour of the show. From examining existing and desired audiences to the possibility of exhibitions this workshop will broaden perspectives and methods that aid in securing exposure for your book and your work.

Tuition for this two-day workshop is $500 and includes lunch and light refreshments for both days.D
Discount available for currently enrolled students and Aperture members at the $250+ level.

To get on the waiting list for this course visit: aperture.org/workshops-classes/swanson-2018.

March 14th, Houston: MVS Seminar “Who Buys Prints? An Update on the Marketplace for Fine Prints”

FotoFest Biennial 2018 | Professional Development Seminar
Who Buys Prints? An Update on the Marketplace for Fine Prints
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:00 am—4:00 pm

Today, challenges to the traditional artist/dealer relationship are impacted by changes in consumer interests and purchasing habits, and the rise of new sales venues for acquiring art. In addition to sales through galleries, purchases occur at art fairs and via online sales venues, through third-parties such as art consultants & interior designers as well as acquiring works directly from artists. The centuries-old art market is ripe for new models.

Confirmed industry panelists are as follows: PEGGY SUE AMISON, Creative Director, East West, Dubai UAE | DARREN CHING, co-owner, KlompChing Gallery, NYC | NATASHA EGAN Executive Director, MoCP, Chicago | private collector JOAN MORGENSTERN, Houston | LIANA SCHWAITZBERG,  Corporate Art Advisor, MKG Art Management, Houston | and LISA VOLPE, Associate Curator, MFA Houston.

Join us for the seminar between Review Sessions 1 & 2, at the Whitehall Houston Hotel.

Tickets: Meeting Place Registrant $40 / General Admission $80 / Student with ID $40

To register visit: http://home.fotofest.org/2018_professional-development-seminars/who-buys-prints.aspx.

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