Finding Your Audience: Marketing Master Class
January 21-26, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona
I accepted a group of participants for my Master Class from a larger pool of applicants based on two criteria: the maturity of their work and their level of experience in our industry. All had attended portfolio reviews and were beginning to place and publish their work. All agreed that traveling to beautiful, snow-free Tucson to be consumed with a rich dialogue on the changing marketplace for photography was a great way to kick off the new year.
Our site visit to the Center for Creative Photography was rich with information on best practices shared by staff members from six different departments. We learned about best practices for artists, from mounting, matting, installing and caring for your prints, informing curators about your work, engaging the public with your work through educational programming and much much more from the CCP’s inspiring and generous staff.
Terry Etherton from Etherotn Gallery offered sage perspective on the role of gallery in your career, and the increasing importance of the art fairs to today’s diverse collecting market. Interior designers Scott Baker and Mary Ann Hesseldenz shared their passion for placing inspiring artwork in the homes of their clients, and their role as conduit between artists and clients.
Rebecca Blume Rothman, Public Art Program Manager for the City of Phoenix shared her insights on the increasing presence of photography in public art projects and the related proposal/production processes, and artist Ken Rosenthal shared his successful Kickstarter experience to publish his catalogue Photographs 2001-2009. Last but not least artist Lisa M. Robinson spoke to the subject of her Afterword for Finding Your Audience entitled New Beginnings: Making New Work following the critical success of SNOWBOUND.
It was an amazing week and I am grateful to our Guest Speakers and our Course Assistants for their important contributions to our event.
Dates for January 2016 will be announced soon, stay tuned!
“Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced images of some of the most important conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines around the world. Numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including The Louvre, United Nations, and The Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder of the photo agency VII, his work is published by magazines worldwide.
He has published three critically acclaimed collections of his photography: Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul and Haiti:12 January 2010. Haviv has been the central character in three films including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk that explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. In addition, Haviv regularly speaks about his work on television and radio such as ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, The Charlie Rose Show, Good Morning America, BBC, CNN and NPR.
Presented in conjunction with with Ron Haviv’s workshop Finding Your Visual Voice in Photojournalism. To learn more click here. ”
Finding Your Audience: Advanced Marketing Workshop
January 22-26, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona
Join Mary Virginia Swanson at the start of the new year to jump start your creativity and marketing awareness. In this advanced level workshop through lectures, class discussions site visits, and special guest faculty, you will take away and apply to your creative practice:
- An understanding of the fine print collecting market and how to maximize your investment in exhibitions and portfolio reviews.
- The role of a photo book in moving your career forward.
- Strategies towards securing funding for your long-term projects.
- Enhancing your self-promotion efforts towards targeted, current, and evolving markets.
For more information go to mvswanson.com/workshop within this site.
Acceptance to this workshop is required for attendance. As of this posting several spaces remain, click here to apply now.
The discounted room rate of $95/night + tax expires Sunday, December 22, 2013.
Leica Store Miami
Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb Workshop: Finding Your Vision
Scholarship Application Deadline: November 29, 2014
No fee to apply.
About the Workshop: January 17-19, 2014
“Do you know where you’re going next with your photography –– or where it’s taking you? This intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world. It will also help photographers figure out their next step photographically –– from deepening their own unique vision to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about, as well as the process of how long-term projects evolve into books and exhibitions. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, it will be taught by Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects and books together.
Open to all photographers 18 and older, professionals and serious amateurs alike. Work by all kinds of photographers will be considered — from art photographers to documentary photographers, from college students to seasoned professionals — the only stipulation being that none of the images submitted have been dramatically altered digitally.
Judges: MaryAnne Golon (Washington Post Director of Photography) and photographers Maggie Steber, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.
Please submit the following materials to the email address — firstname.lastname@example.org — and write WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP on the subject line.
- In the email, please include the following as a single word doc:
- Name and email
- 100 word statement about your series or project
- 100 word bio, which includes your photographic background and website or online link to your photographs
- Two names and emails of references of people familiar with your photographic work, such as professors, workshop teachers, fellow photographers, editors, curators, publishers
- Additionally, in this email please also attach 10 small jpgs from one project or series, each image 10 inches on the longest side, 72 dpi.”
Further details about the workshop can be found here.
Eddie Adams Workshop: Barnstorm XXVI
Applications due: Friday, May 31, 2013
Application fee: $45
“The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top professionals in photojournalism, along with 100 carefully selected students. The Workshop’s purpose is to create a forum in which an exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies can be shared between both established members and newcomers of the profession of picture journalism. The Workshop is tuition-free, and 100 students are accepted based on the merit of their portfolios from a pool of college students, professionals with 3 years or less experience, and U.S. military photographers.”
This year’s workshop will be October 11-14, 2013 in Jeffersonville, New York.
Look3 Education Week
June 11-15, 2013
“Education Week kicks off on June 11th and runs until the end of the Festival on June 15th:
- Day 1 and 2: Choose 4 of 6 courses on a range of professional and creative topics.
- Day 3: Choose either three 20-minute portfolio review sessions or one 1-hour editing session.
- Registration includes an invitation to the Education Week Keynote and party.
- LOOK3 FESTIVAL PASS IS INCLUDED IN THE EDUCATION WEEK TUITION. The Education Week Festival Pass grants access to all talks, projections, and exhibits from June 13-15: the perfect way to end this intense week of inspiration, collaboration, and creativity.
- The Education Week Festival Package (June 11-15) is $795. Scholarships are available thanks to Canon U.S.A. and Leica Camera.
- Cancellation Policy: A full refund, less a $100.00 processing fee, will be given for refund requests made BEFORE April 30, 2013. From May 1, 2013 on, no refunds will be given.”
Photographic Resource Center
France Scully Osterman: The Light at Lacock
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Admission: $10 General | $5 members & students | Free for BU community & PRC member institutions
“France Scully Osterman will discuss her first collaboration with her husband, Mark Osterman, The Light at Lacock: Sun Sketches at the Twilight of Photography, currently on display at the PRC in The Doors of Perception. The couple created a collection of paper negatives using William Henry Fox Talbot’s original process of photogenic drawing and his earliest camera designs. They trod the same ground as the inventor in the village of Lacock, England, and revisited the miracle of the first chemical sketches made by nature alone. Along the way the couple made some discoveries of their own. Limitations of the early process and an inclement climate eventually guided the Ostermans to concentrate on photographing the effect of light that surrounds a subject rather than that which illuminates it. The results are painterly but also fugitive. As in Talbot’s time, the same light that created these images also destroys them. And so, it is only by the ironic marriage with the digital pigment print that now displaces photography that these colorful sun sketches can be exhibited for the first time.”
BU Photonics Center, Room 206
8 St. Mary’s Street,
Boston, Massachusetts [map]
“Ernesto Bazan will share his photographic stories and new book, Al Campo, five years of work portraying the intimate daily life of his farmers’ friends in the Cuban Countryside. Bazan has published several books: The Perpetual Past, Passing Through, The First Twenty Years, Island, Molo Nord. He has had exhibitions in Europe, Latin America and the United States. His photographs have been acquired by collectors and museums among which MOMA and ICP in New York, SFMOMA in San Francisco, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston,the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, the South East Museum of Photography in Daytona, the Fondazione Italiana della Fotografia in Turin, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris and the Musee Rattau in Arles. In 2002, Ernesto Bazan created his own photographic workshops providing special emphasis in Latin America. Several hundred students have studied with him in the last eleven years. He lives in Veracruz, Mexico.
Bazan will also be offering a master workshop in portfolio building through book editing and sequencing. More info here!”
Photo Center NW
900 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122
“Students in this workshop will learn to construct two different book structures: the hard bound pamphlet binding and the Japanese bound book. Students will learn which structures are best for presenting your work while considering the tools and equipment you possess at home to later make your own books of content. Students will learn to use materials such as various weights of paper, Canapetta book cloth, Davy binders book board, Irish linen thread and PVA glue.
Workshop cost is:
$30.00 for members
$50.00 for non-members
$75.00 for non membes that wish to join NOPA (includes workshop fee and discounted membership)”
For further details and to register for the workshop, click here.
“2012 marks the inaugural year of the Medium Festival of Photography, a 3-day photography event with a fresh line up of lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, and a public exhibition. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, the Medium Festival of Photography celebrates all forms of photography and the creative energy of the photographic community during the only event of its kind in Southern California.”
Visit their website at mediumsandiego.org to learn more about portfolio reviewers, speakers, workshops, and exhibitions happening during the festival.