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BREAKING THROUGH: What Curators & Editors Want

October 16 – 17, 2019, 10am-5pm

“There are certain things photographers could be doing when it comes to promoting their work & boosting visibility” — Christy Havranek, HuffPost

You’ve done reviews, had your work out there and are ready for what’s next. How do you make your project stand out in today’s market? Get the curatorial and editorial perspective to help you strategize.

Over the course of two days this workshop will focus on photographic project advancement from honing a statement of purpose, identifying collaborators, securing funding and effective presentations for curators, editors and other image professionals. Learn how to tailor material to fit the museum, gallery or publication – how to best approach curators and editors for meetings and utilize limited resources to maximize impact.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice their presentation and receive feedback from each other as well as individual coaching sessions that include specific editing and sequencing advice from a curator and editor who take on new work each year. We will also cover networking and residency and other professional development opportunities to connect with collaborators. This workshop is geared toward mid-career photographers and educators.

We recommend having at least 20 images and upwards of 35 to edit and sequence for your projects if you are looking for work-in-progress feedback. Please print out the images and put them in a portfolio box. You may bring additional images or projects on your iPad or laptop for additional viewing. If you would like feedback on a completed and printed book, please bring 2 or more copies for ease of viewing.

You may cancel minus a $35 processing fee until August 23, 2019 – As the cancellation date of August 23 has passed, at this time we are unable to provide a refund. Please be aware that there is a minimum number of registered participants needed in order to run the class. Should that minimum not be reached by August 1, we will cancel the class and refund your registration fees. 

*CENTER is not responsible for travel and accommodation or other fees incurred as a result of any cancellation. We recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip and waiting until after August 1 to make your travel plans.

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$320 CENTER Members, $350 Non-Members

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Mary Anne Redding

Mary Anne Redding
Curator, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC

Mary Anne Redding is the Curator at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Turchin Center hosts six galleries and provides opportunities for exhibitions and site-specific installations in all media. Past Review Santa Fe participants have been included in group exhibitions and awarded one-person installations. Redding has more than thirty years’ experience working as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator and arts administrator. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art.

Christy Havranek
Christy Havranek
Photo Director, HuffPost

Christy Havranek is the Photo Director at HuffPost, where she oversees a team of photo editors and photographers. With nearly 20 years of experience in photography, she has worked across multiple industries including book publishing, television, fashion, and editorial. In 2017, she launched assignment photography at HuffPost, a first for the news outlet. She is a juror for Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2019 and an editorial mentor with Women Photograph for 2018-2019.

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