Portfolio Walk © Steven St. John


WHEN: October 13 – 14, 2021, 10am-5pm
HOW: Pre-registration is required – more details below

Elevate your body of work and develop strategies for placing it into the public eye in this two-day workshop dedicated to photographers and collectors who wish to broaden their audiences. The backdrop to this immersive photographic discourse is the incomparable Santa Fe, New Mexico where many photo and art galleries exist and the home of the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival.

This workshop offers the perspective of curators, editors, publishers and other industry professionals. Attendees will learn what to expect at the review table, know about review etiquette and questions to ask to ensure reviewees’ needs are met in all reviews. We will discuss the elevator speech, “leave-behinds” and what kind of material to leave with reviewers. Editing and sequencing is an important piece of the portfolio review. There will be individual discussions on the importance of tailoring a body of work to different types of opportunities from gallery and museum exhibitions to print publications and books. We will discuss also bringing multiple portfolios. This workshop also includes an individual portfolio editing and sequencing session and an opportunity to identify outreach strategies for your work.


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. Some of the preparation may need to be discussed in advance of the workshop so that the reviewees can have enough time to implement a change in a practice or marketing material.


You may cancel minus a $35 processing fee until August 21, 2020. 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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$280 CENTER Members // $300 Non-Members

~ 2021 workshop and registration details TBA! ~


Paula Tognarelli
Executive Director & Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 4 satellite gallery spaces. Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 54 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and a candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University.

She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events nationally and conferences including MacWorld and Color Connections.

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