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Career Reviews / Professional Development

CAREER REVIEWS: Sustainability strategies in Today’s Market

2017 Instructors and additional information posted in late summer 2017. Registration is required and seating is limited.

CENTER presents a special two-day intensive examining successful strategies for developing and sustaining a photographic practice in today’s market. Presentation topics include fundraising for your project, advanced proposal writing and project statements, outstanding marketing and promotional techniques, and transmedia. The second day is dedicated to group discourse followed by individual review sessions with the team of advisors to strategize about advancing and sustaining your photographic career. This workshop is geared toward serious mid-career photographers and educators.


Visa or Mastercard accepted. Checks are accepted, please mail to CENTER, PO Box 2483, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Payment plans are available. For assistance or to register offline: call 505-984-8353 or email

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Joanna T. Hurley has worked in book publishing for more than thirty-five years as an editor and publicist for fiction and non-fiction titles as well as photography books, for publishers such as Vintage Books/Knopf, Callaway Editions, The University of New Mexico Press, The Smithsonian Institution Press, Soho Press, and Harper Collins. For the last ten years she has been an agent/packager and publisher of art and photography books, working with publishers such as Bulfinch Press, Chronicle Books, George F. Thompson Publishing, University of California Press, Damiani Editore, and Radius Books, of which she was a co-founder. She is former chair and a longtime board member of CENTER.

Joanna guides photographers on how best to conceptualize their books, bring them to fruition with the creative team that is part of every publishing project, and how to navigate the changing and complex landscape of distribution, marketing, and sales

Amber TerranovaAmber Terranova is an independent photo editor and educator based in New York. She is currently the North American marketing manager for Schilt Publishing and executive producer for Screen Projects. Until recently she was a contributing photo editor at People and The New Yorker, and from 2008 to 2012 she held the position of Photo Editor for Photo District News (PDN), the leading magazine for professional photographers. Previously, she held positions at New York Magazine and Outside magazine. In 2013 Amber was the interim Director at the Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Oslo.

As a BFA faculty member at The School of Visual Arts, Amber is committed to helping photographers realize their creative and career potential. She teaches photography workshops in the US and Europe, and is a guest lecturer at several institutions. In addition, she has judged a number of international photo competitions, including Review Santa Fe, Critical Mass, International Photography Awards, Fotovisura, and APA,among others.

Mary Anne ReddingMary Anne Redding is the Curator at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Most recently, she was the Curator of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and the Chair of the Photography Department at Santa Fe University of Art & Design. Previously, she was the Curator of Photography for the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, from March 2007 – December 2011. Redding has more than thirty years’ experience working as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator and arts administrator. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Ohio University, an M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an M.L.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, as well as an advanced certificate in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art.

Verna P. Curtis Verna P. Curtis is an independent photography curator with experience in art museum and library collections. She was the first curator of prints, drawings and photographs at the Milwaukee Art Museum and has recently retired from the prints and photographs collections at the Library of Congress as Curator of Photographs. At the national library, she oversaw the art photographs, adding substantially to the contemporary holdings as well as its strengths in the historic Clarence H. White School of Photography and American Pictorialist movement. Her varied interests can be seen in publications which include Photography and Reform; Lewis Hine and the National Child Labor Committee (Milwaukee Art Museum, 1984); Ambassadors of Progress; American Women Photographers in Paris, 1900-1901 (Terra Foundation, 2001) and the Photographic Memory; Albums in the Age of Photography (Aperture, 2011).