Photo credit Sara Stathas


October 25 -26, 2017, 10am-5pm

Preparing for Portfolio Reviews is a two-day workshop with Elizabeth Avedon dedicated to helping photographers refine and perfect their portfolios to maximize their time in reviews and other professional meetings.

The workshop will explore the nuances in presenting multiple projects to different reviewers, customizing your professional presentations, and the most effective methods for highlighting your strengths as an image-maker. With a comprehensive view of the industry, the instructor will focus on honing and amplifying your visual voice, and will discuss editing and sequencing your work for different clients. This workshop also includes an individual portfolio editing and sequencing session.


Elizabeth Avedon

ELIZABETH AVEDON is a photography book and exhibition designer, independent curator and writer. She is a sought after consultant for photographers; editing, sequencing, and advising towards their exhibition, book, and portfolio projects. She is the former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe; Creative Director for The Gere Foundation; and received numerous awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book, “Avedon: 1949–1979” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, among others; “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago; and exhibition designs for the Estate of Diane Arbus, the Menil Collection, Texas and the Leica Gallery, New York.

Ms. Avedon is a jurist for the 2017 8th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award in Paris; curated the 22nd Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition for the Griffin Museum of Photography and APA-LA’s 2017 “Off The Clock” exhibition. Additionally, she is a reviewer for The New York Times LENS Portfolio Reviews; Photolucida; Review Santa Fe; the Landskrona Fotofestival Review, Sweden; CPW’s Woodstock Review; Filter Photo Festival, and juried and designed the black/white publication, “fossils of light + time,” for the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. Her writings on photography include, the recent essay for Dornith Doherty’s monograph, “Archiving Eden” (Schilt Publishing, 2017) and “Self Portrait: My Impressions of Vivian Maier” for John Maloof’s “Vivian Maier: Self Portraits” (powerHouse Books). As a contributor to “L’oeil de la Photographie,” she profiles notable leaders in the world of Photography, such as Joel-Peter Witkin, W.M. Hunt, Anne Wilkes Tucker, among many others.