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Upcoming Activities

Lots of teaching, reviewing, and traveling coming up and I hope to meet you somewhere along the way…here’s what’s up next:



Presenting the Fine Art Portfolio: Taking Your Work to the Next Level at the Center for Fine Art Photography


Date: Sunday, November 4th, 2012 9-12pm
Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
as part of the SPE Southwest Regional Conference
This workshop will help photographers understand what it takes to produce a professional fine art photography portfolio. Participants will explore the elements that go into creating a strong body of work including: the importance of editing, sequencing, the artist’s statement, and producing a portfolio that can be used for reviews, gallery presentations, and more.
This intimate hands-on workshop will be limited to twelve students. Participants should bring portfolios to the workshop. The class will review work collectively and Aline will offer individual feedback and advice tailored to each person’s project
Enrollment Limit: 12
Workshop fee: $75
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The Broad View: Fine Art
Portfolios from Context, to Creation, to Completion at FotoWeekDC
Dates: Sunday, November
11th, 2012 10a-2p
at
Goethe Insitut

The most important tool that a photographer can bring to their work
is knowledge and insight.  Many photographers spend much of their
education on learning the bells and whistles of cameras and changing
technology, and don’t consider what is equally as important: Creating a
voice, having ideas, producing stellar prints, and knowing where the
work they create fits into the contemporary art market.  Ultimately,
what is most rewarding and most important is The Work.

This three-hour workshop is geared to beginning and emerging
photographers.  During the session, we will explore how to develop ideas
for projects by examining the fine art market and by exploring the
context of award winning or meaningful portfolios.  Portfolios will be
presented to also help explain contemporary genres of photography,
touching on categories that are often offered in competitions or
magazines, and we will look at what kinds of work fits into what kind of
market.
In the workshop, we will also not only discuss how to create a
portfolio but in addition, how to present a body of work to the fine art
market, focusing on your ability to articulate your work and produce
quality photographs.  The details that surround the work you make are
important to establishing yourself as a professional.
Workshop fee: $165 (includes PDN’s 30: Strategies for Young Working Photographers – Moderated by Holly Stuart Hughes, PDN Editor in the afternoon)
To enroll register here.
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Creating the Fine Art Portfolio: Taking Your Work to the Next Level 
Dates: Thursday, November 29, 2012
9am-Noon
International House Hotel
Creating the Fine Art Portfolio will help photographers understand what it takes to produce a professional fine art photography portfolio. Participants will explore the elements that go into creating a strong body of work including: the importance of editing, sequencing, the artist’s statement, and producing a portfolio that can be used for reviews, gallery presentations, and more.
This intimate hands-on workshop will be limited to twelve students. Participants should bring portfolios to the workshop. The class will review work collectively and Aline will offer individual feedback and advice tailored to each person’s project.
Enrollment limit: 12 students
Workshop fee: $75
To enroll register here.
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Refining Your Portfolio Workshop at the Southwest Photo Summit
Dates: Thursday, Dec 6 – Friday, Dec 7, 2012
The most essential qualities a photographer can bring to their work are commitment and self-knowledge. Building a photographic portfolio can be a long journey: from developing a consistent visual voice to articulating a point of view and perspective about the work; and then knowing where best that work fits into the marketplace. Presenting and preparing a portfolio for the public eye is a final important step that is key to success. Your photographic portfolio needs to be as clear and dynamic as possible, as without a powerful, refined portfolio presentation your work will not reach the desired audience.
Aline Smithson shares her knowledge of how to create and/or refine a personal portfolio and offers her insights into the contemporary photographic marketplace as it relates to opportunities for all photographers – fine art, documentary, commercial, and editorial. As photographer and a reviewer herself, she brings the perspective of someone who sits on both sides of the reviewing table.
This two-day workshop starts with an in-depth look at the key elements of a powerful portfolio, with Aline showing examples of successful ones. Aline then works with each participant, in a group setting, to refine their personal portfolio through editing and sequencing as she makes suggestions where the work fits into the broader marketplace. Additional topics covered over the course of the workshop include professional portfolio presentation, the written photographic statement, leave-behinds, creative presentation and exhibition ideas, and how to customize your portfolio for a target audience.
Whether you are preparing for a portfolio review, getting ready to send your images to a new client, showing your prints to a gallery, or simply wanting to get some feedback and expert advice on your personal portfolio—this workshop can make a huge difference in your pursuit of connecting to an audience.
Enrollment limit: 15 students
Workshop fee: $475
To enroll please contact the Santa Fe Photo Workshops at 505-983-1400 or register here.

12 Classic photos of Paris France

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SAUL LEITER
Waiter, Paris, 1959

While we are planning our photography Masterclass in Paris with Jeff Cowen (October 18-22, 2012), and our 3rd annual photography portfolio review, Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2012 at Spéos (November 12-14, 2012), we are reminded of some of the many photographers who captured the romance of Paris during the 20th century. It’s wonderful to say that Paris has not changed much — it is as lovely and as visually romantic as ever.

Gallery owner Anna Walker Skillman from Jackson Fine Art in Georgia USA shared a dozen of her favorite Paris photos culled from the gallery’s flat files, with a note that she’s very eager to discover some great new contemporary photography when she returns to Paris to meet photographers during FotoFest Paris in November. Thanks, Anna!

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SAUL LEITER
Paris, 1959

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LOUIS STETTNER
By the Seine (1951)

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ANDRE KERTESZ
Chez Mondrian, 1926

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
Ille De La Cite, Paris, 1952

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
(View atop Notre Dame, Paris), 1948

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WILLY RONIS
Quai Malaquai, 1953

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WILLY RONIS
Rue de la Cloche, Ménilmontant, Paris, 1948

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ELLIOTT ERWITT
Paris, 1970

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ELLIOTT ERWITT
Paris, 1970

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ELLIOTT ERWITT
Paris, 1969

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ELLIOTT ERWITT Paris, 1956

International Photo Portfolio Reviews: Paris, Nov 12-14, 2012

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3 days of international photography portfolio reviews in Paris, hosted at Spéos,
with support from Paris Photo, FotoFest International (Houston), Lens Culture, and
Amis de la Photographie Internationale.

Register today for the largest and most effective photography portfolio reviews in Europe: Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2012. November 12-13-14, 2012.

“Lens Culture portfolio reviews are among the best —
because they get results!”

Photographers from 27 countries have registered already for this truly international photography event (many are returning for the 2nd or 3rd time):

• Belgium
• Brazil
• Canada
• Colombia
• Croatia
• Denmark
• Ethiopia
• France
• Germany
• Iceland
• Ireland
• Israel
• Italy
• Japan
• Latvia
• Netherlands
• Norway
• Poland
• Russia
• South Africa
• South Korea
• Spain
• Sweden
• Taiwan
• United States
• United Kingdom
• Wales •

Register today. Registrations are filling fast. Deadline to be included in the catalog is September 21, 2012.

Please tell all of your friends and colleagues who are serious about careers in photography. See fotofest-paris.com for full details.

Register today: Lens Culture FotoFest Paris Portfolio Reviews

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Photographers:

Are you ready for success in the international marketplace?

Registration is now open for Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2012, the 3rd annual international photography portfolio reviews in Paris on November 12-14, 2012.

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The event will bring together more than 50 influential photography experts and 150 photographers from five continents. Last year, 163 photographers from 36 countries participated — making it a truly international cultural exchange — with many, many success stories resulting from the meetings.

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The three day program — November 12-14, 2012 — is organized by Lens Culture (Paris) and FotoFest International (Houston), in cooperation with Paris Photo, the leading international fine art photography fair, which takes place November 15-18. The portfolio review will again be hosted at Spéos Paris Photographic Institute, 8, rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris.

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The goal of Lens Culture FotoFest Paris is to bring together serious, mid-career photographers and leading decision-makers in the field of creative photography – curators, publishers, gallery owners, festival directors, agency representatives, and art directors – who can aid the development and careers of the photographers by introducing their work throughout the world.

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Reviewers will be attending from many important organizations including The New York Times, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Carnegie Museum of Art (US), Maison Européene de la Photographie (France), Stern magazine (Germany), Seoul Photo Fair (Korea), Ballarat International Foto Biennale (Australia), George Eastman House (US), Museet for Fotokunst (Denmark), Schilt Publishing (Netherlands), Alt. + 1000 Festival de photographie (Switzerland), Anthropographia (Montreal, Canada), Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia (Argentina), Jackson Fine Art (US), among many others.

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Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo, is enthusiastic about Lens Culture FotoFest Paris:

“Each year, Paris Photo introduces important collectors to top galleries and photographers from around the world. In a similar way, the Lens Culture FotoFest annual portfolio reviews in Paris help connect emerging photographers with galleries, curators, publishers and other art world professionals who are always seeking new talent. Lens Culture FotoFest Paris is a perfect complement to Paris Photo, and we are proud to be partners in this important global cultural event since its inception in 2010.”

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Participating photographers have the opportunity to get editorial assignments, book publication contracts, art gallery representation, and feature articles in magazines, online and in print. In turn, the expert reviewers hope to discover new talent as well as the latest work of photographers who are already established.

See the full details — and register to participate — at www.fotofest-paris.com.

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This November, Paris will offer an extra special bonus for photography lovers. In addition to Paris Photo, and FotoFest Paris, the city-wide Month of Photography will feature more than 100 other exhibitions and special photography events at locations all over Paris.

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As in the previous two years, we expect registration to sell-out well in advance, so don’t miss your chance. Book your ticket today!

Photo Tips – Portfolio reviews advice, comments and tips from photographers and reviewers

As promised yesterday, here’s the link to the PDF version of the above feature which first appeared in F2 freelance photographer magazine (Aug/Sept 2010).

I hope it helps photographers plan so that they can make the most of their precious funds and time. There are more than a few tips shared by the interviewees about planning for a review, attending the review and following up.

F2 Portfolio Review feature

Filed under: Photographers, Photography Festivals, Portfolio reviews Tagged: advice, F2, F2 freelance photographer magazine, Miranda Gavin, photography portfolio reviews, portfolio review, tips

Video: 34 Award-winning photographers & multimedia makers

A 22-minute presentation of the winners of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011 — some of the best in global photography and multimedia today.

The nine top winners and 25 honorable mention winners represent work from 14 countries – submitted by artists from 48 countries.

In 2011, the international jury of experts awarded prizes in three categories:

Photography Portfolio
Single Image
Multimedia

The winning entries cover a broad and diverse range of subject matter, stylistic approaches, and technical processes. Enjoy!

These award winners are currently being screened at film festivals and international arts venues around the world, including the SPE National Conference Film Festival in San Francisco; the Houston Center for Photography during FotoFest 2012; The Bilder Nordic series in Olso, Norway; the Voies Off Festival in Arles, France; the international photo festival in Tuscany, Italy: Cortona On The Move — and venues in Paris, London, New York, Brisbane and others to be announced.

Enter YOUR photographs and multimedia for the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards Awards 2012:
lensculture.com/awards. The competition is now open for new submissions!

San Francisco screening: global photography and multimedia winners

The world premiere screening of Lens Culture’s International Exposure Awards winners from 2011 will take place in San Francisco at the San Francisco Art Institute this Friday, January 20, at 7:30 p.m. We’re thrilled that the presentation of this award-winning work will be the opening act for the San Francisco PhotoAlliance 2012 Lecture Series.

The fast-paced, inspiring video presents very diverse winning works in Multimedia, Photography Portfolio, and Single Image categories, as well as examples from 25 honorable mention winners. The winning entries represent some of the best contemporary work (in all genres) submitted from 48 countries.

If you’re in San Francisco, don’t miss it. The PhotoAlliance photography lecture series is one of the best in the world. tv kantine . Photographer David Hilliard will present a mid-career retrospective of his work in an engaging talk just following the screening. Everyone is invited to stay after the presentations for some wine and lively conversation.

From San Francisco, the projection will travel to arts institutions, festivals, galleries, museums and photography schools around the world. steviapoeder . Cheers, again, to all of the winners it’s remarkable work!

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Meet 52 international photography experts in Paris November 7-8-9, 2011

Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011, the second annual international photography portfolio review in Paris, is bringing together 52 photography experts from 16 countries to meet one-on-one for three days with serious mid-career photographers. So far, more than 150 photographers from 36 countries have registered to participate in this truly diverse, multicultural exchange.

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This event is a partnership between Lens Culture, Fotofest International, Spéos Paris Photographic Institute and Paris Photo.

Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo, announced:

“Each year, Paris Photo introduces important collectors to the most interesting galleries and photographers from around the world. In a similar way, the Lens Culture FotoFest annual portfolio reviews in Paris help to connect emerging photographers with galleries, curators, publishers and other artworld professionals who are always seeking new talent. Lens Culture FotoFest Paris is a perfect complement to Paris Photo, and we are proud to be partners in this important global cultural event since its inception in 2010.”

This list of international photography experts who will participate is quite impressive:

Soraya Amrane / Lucille Lagier (Marseille, France)
Atelier de Visu

Daphné Anglès (Paris, France)
European Picture Coordinator, The New York Times

Fred Baldwin (Houston, Texas, USA)
Chairman, Co-Founder, FotoFest

Pavel Banka (Prague, Czech Republic)
Chief Editor, Co-founder, FOTOGRAF magazine

Alexa Becker (Heidelberg, Germany)
Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag Publishers

Nathalie Belayche (Paris, France)
Curatorial Assistant, Baudoin Lebon Gallery

Linda Benedict-Jones (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art

Evgeny Berezner (Moscow, Russia)
Director, ROSIZO State Centre for Museums, Ministry of Culture

Bevin Bering Dubrowski (Houston, Texas, USA)
Executive Director, Houston Center of Photography

Anne Biroleau (Paris, France)
Conservateur général, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Lars Boering (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Director, Lux Photo Gallery

Jim Casper (Paris, France)
Founder and Director, Lens Culture

Irina Chmyreva (Moscow, Russia)
Photography Curator, Researcher, Russian Academy of Arts

Bridget Coaker (London, UK)
Picture Editor, Guardian & Observer newspapers; Director, Troika Editions

Stephen Cohen (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Director, Stephen Cohen Gallery; Co-founder, photo la

Sara Distin (New York, New York, USA)
Group Director, Curation + Content, 20×200.com, Jen Bekman Gallery

Liza Fetissova (Paris, France)
Director, RussianTeaRoom Gallery

Marc Feustel (Paris, France)
Curator, Author and Publisher, Studio Equis / Eyecurious

Taj Forer (New York, New York, USA)
Director, Daylight Magazine

Jens Friis (Odense, Denmark)
Assistant Director, Museet for Fotokunst; Editor, KATALOG journal of photography & video

Elda Harrington (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Director, Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia

Elina Heikka (Helsinki, Finland)
Director, The Finnish Museum of Photography

Magdalena Herrera (Paris, France)
Director of Photography, GEO magazine

Barbara Herrmann (Paris, France)
Photo Editor, Stern Magazine

Greg Hobson (Bradford, UK)
Curator of Photographs, National Media Museum

Karol Hordziej (Krakow, Poland)
Artistic Director, Photomonth

Bill Kouwenhoven (Berlin, Germany)
International Editor, HotShoe magazine

Christophe Laloi (Arles, France)
Artistic Director, Voies Off

Jason Landry (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Owner and Director, Panopticon Gallery

Patricia Lanza (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Director of Talent & Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography

Jean-Claude Lemagny (Paris, France)
Conservateur Général Honoraire, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Dewi Lewis (London, UK)
Publisher, Dewi Lewis Publishing

Rebecca McClelland (London, UK)
Photography Editor NewStatesman; Deputy Director, Ian Parry Scholarship

Jeff Moorfoot (Ballarat, Australia)
Festival Director, Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Andreas Müller-Pohle (Berlin, Germany)
Artist, Publisher and Editor of European Photography Magazine

Maria Patomella (Stockholm, Sweden)
Curator, Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography)

Alexandre Percy (Paris, France)
Director, acte2galerie

Marc Prüst (Paris, France)
Artistic Director, LagosPhoto Festival; Executive Director, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation; Curator and Photography Consultant

Chris Rauschenberg (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Board Chair, Blue Sky Gallery

Arianna Rinaldo (Milan, Italy)
Photo Consultant, D Magazine; Director, OjodePez; Freelance Curator

Tina Schelhorn (Cologne, Germany)
Founding Director of Galerie Lichtblick

Maarten Schilt (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Schilt Publishing

Aaron Schuman (United Kingdom)
Photographer, Writer, Curator, and Founding Editor of SeeSaw Magazine

Ellen-K Syverstad (Oslo, Norway)
Co-founder PUG gallery and museum, Risør Photography Festival

Barbara Tannenbaum (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art

Natalia Tarasova (Moscow, Russia)
Curator of exhibitions of contemporary photography

Charles H. Traub (New York, NY, USA)
Chair, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept., School of Visual Arts

Charlotte van Lingen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Curator, The Kunsthal Rotterdam

Wendy Watriss (Houston, Texas, USA)
Creative Director, Co-Founder, FotoFest

Randy West (New York, NY, USA)
Director, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept., School of Visual Arts

Joanne Junga Yang (Seoul, Korea)
Director, Y&G Art; Curator, Seoul Photo Festival 2011