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WHEN: Friday, August 27, 2021 at 1-2:30pm MT
WHERE: Hosted online through zoom
HOW: Pre-registration is required
ADD ON: Portfolio Critique – Saturday, August 28, 10am-3pm MT

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

This seminar will focus on utilizing the editing process to amplify your voice. The presenters will discuss honing a statement of purpose, editing and sequencing strategies, and effective presentations for image professionals. Learn how to tailor material for specific audiences and the do’s and don’ts of submitting your work to awards, grants, and publications. On the second day, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their individual projects and receive feedback from each other as well as specific editing and sequencing advice from the presenters.

We recommend having at least 20 images and upwards of 35 to edit and sequence for your project if you are looking for work-in-progress feedback.


CHRISTY HAVRANEK is the Photo Director at HuffPost. With 20 years of experience in photography, she has worked across multiple industries including book publishing, television, fashion, and editorial. In 2017, Christy launched commissioned photography at HuffPost, a first for the online news outlet. Recently, she has juried photo exhibits with the Center for Fine Art Photography, Lenscratch, and Photo Place Gallery, among others, and in 2019 she was an editorial mentor in Women Photograph’s mentorship program. She is a pre-screener and juror for Photolucida Critical Mass 2021.

STACY J. PLATT is an artist, writer, editor, and educator working in Colorado. She is the founder of PhotoBook Addict, a site dedicated to exploring the medium of the photobook past and present. She was the most recent editor for SPE’s Exposure journal, taking the 50-year publication online, has contributed writings to Don’t Take Pictures, Jen Bekman Projects, Exposure Magazine and she wrote a chapter essay for The Focal Press Companion for the Constructed Image (Routledge, 2018). She has juried and reviewed for Photolucida, Critical Mass, Photoville, and the Denver Month of Photography.


To participate in both days of the seminar you must add BOTH days listed below to your cart. Please note, there is a limited number of spaces available for only the second day, and may not be available to add depending on its current status.

FIRST DAY: Course Presentation
Registration Closed

SECOND DAY ADD ON: Portfolio Critiquelimited spaces available
Registration Closed

Registration Fee Waivers are available on a case-by-case basis for those that cannot afford the registration fees for whatever reason. To apply, you must fill out our Registration Fee Waiver Request Form before the Fee Waiver deadline of September 16, 2021.

You may cancel minus a $35 processing fee until August 6, 2021. 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 13, we will cancel the class and refund your registration fees. 


CENTER would like to thank those who make the Review Santa Fe programs possible: The Gumbo Foundation, the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, the City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department, New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Mexico Humanities Council and photo-eye.