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Professional Development

CAREER REVIEWS: Sustainability strategies in Today’s Market
June 16-17, 10am-5pm
Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM

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, outstanding marketing and promotional techniques, and interdisciplinary collaborations. The second day is dedicated to group discourse followed by individual review sessions with the team of advisors to strategize about advancing your photographic career. This workshop is geared toward serious mid-career photographers and educators.

The presenters are experts in book publishing, editorial and curatorial practices with extensive national and international networks, they include Joanna T. Hurley, President, HurleyMedia and Co-Founder of Radius Books; Judy Natal, Artist & Professor; Amber Terranova, Freelance Photo Editor, and Natasha Egan, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.


$275 members/$325 non-members

Space is limited, pre-registration required

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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

Natasha Egan is the Executive Director at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Egan has organized numerous international and national exhibitions such as Alienation and Assimilation: Contemporary Images and Installations from the Republic of Korea; Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: The Transportation of Place; Consuming Nature: Manufactured Self, photographs about how we identify ourselves through what we consume with international artists from Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States; Made in China, visually focusing on the global impact of manufacturing in China through photography, video and installation; Loaded Landscapes looking at historical and contemporary sites of trauma and conflict among others. Egan has contributed essays to such publications.

Egan teaches in the photography and humanities departments at Columbia College Chicago and juries local and national exhibitions. She holds an MA in museum studies, an MFA in fine art photography, and a BA in Asian studies.

Judy Natal is an artist and Professor at Columbia College Chicago. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally the work is in many private and permanent public collections. Most recently, she debuted a site specific work that encompasses large scale outdoor photographs, a sculptural component, and 2 solar powered recycled shipping containers. Commissioned by the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) Natal worked in collaboration with several entities.

Natal has received numerous grants and fellowships including a Fulbright Travel Grant, two Illinois Arts Council Photography Fellowships, Polaroid grants, and more. Natal has also been awarded artist residences by Light Work, Syracuse, New York; Museo D’Electragraphia, Cuenca, Spain; and Joshua Tree National Park, and others.

Natal’s photographs explore the visual narratives landscapes hold, particularly landscapes that have been altered by scientists, engineers, designers, and utopians. Most recently, she has ventured into the world of robotics to examine our complex relationship to machines built in our own image, which ultimately raises questions of what it means to be human.

Amber 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.

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