February 26, Charleston, SC: Panel Discussion “A Career in Photography”

February 26, 2013
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

A Career in Photography: Industry Insiders Share Their Professional Experiences & Insights
Panelists: Squire Fox, Rebekah Jacob, Maggie Kennedy & Mark Sloan
Moderated by Mary Virginia Swanson
This event is free and open to the public.

MVS has organized a panel discussion on the photography industry with representatives from the fine art, editorial and commercial markets.  This event is sponsored by The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences and The Charleston Center for Photography.

The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bond Hall, Room 165
171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, South Carolina  [map]
Bond Hall is the second building on left as you enter campus. Visitor parking located around the parade field and near Bond Hall.

About the Panelists

Squire Fox graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in photography. He moved to NYC in 1993, assisting Bruce Weber, George Holz, Gilles Bensimon, and Mary Ellen Mark. Fox has developed an impressive client base that includes Vanity Fair, UK Condé Nast Traveller, Travel & Leisure, Target, Converse, Johnston & Murphy, Garden & Gun, and W. W. Norton & Company, recently adding motion to his award winning portfolio. Fox is represented by Tricia Joyce, and travels between NYC and the surf in Charleston.

Rebekah Jacob is an expert in the diverse art and photography of the American South. She opened Rebekah Jacob Gallery in Charleston in 2008, moving to its Upper King Street
location in 2012. Her gallery’s principal focus is the representation of an international group of contemporary artists whose diverse practices include painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography and video. RJG Clients include private collectors and public collections, corporate art consultants and interior designers.

Maggie Kennedy is the photography director of Garden & Gun magazine. Since the premiere issue in 2007, she has helped shape the visual identity of the G&G brand. Kennedy previously worked as a creative director and producer of commercial photography in San Francisco and New York. Her work has been recognized with a National Magazine Award in General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2011, the Society of Publication Designers and Photo District News.

Mark Sloan has been the director and senior curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston since 1994. He has curated dozens of exhibitions featuring contemporary photographers. His own photographic works have been exhibited and published internationally. Sloan coauthored the book Rarest of the Rare: Stories Behind the Treasures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History with Nancy Pick in 2004, and has authored several books on historical photographic archives.


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