Photo credit Steven St. John

Preparing for Reviews: Articulate your Vision

October 17 – 18, 2018, 10am-5pm

Two-day workshop dedicated to helping photographers refine and perfect their portfolios to maximize their time in reviews and other professional meetings.

This workshop helps you to understand the perspective and the context of curators, editors, publishers and other industry professionals. Attendees discuss the importance of tailoring presentations to different types of professionals nationally and internationally. Topics covered include the most effective way to articulate your ideas to highlight your strengths as an image-maker and storyteller. This workshop also includes an individual portfolio editing and sequencing session.

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 25, 2018. 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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Kurt Tong
Independent Curator & Educator, Hong Kong
Kurt Tong is an independent curator, artist, and educator based on Hong Kong. Kurt recently received the Photo Folio Review-Les Rencontres de la photographie Arles, award which is determined by the portfolio reviewers voting on the best work seen during the Arles reviews. As an artist, he has held over 25 solo and 60 group exhibitions across 4 continents within the last 10 years, including the Himalayas Art Museum, Lianzhou Museum of Photography, Victoria Museum and Compton Verney Art Museum. A keen believer in the effectiveness of portfolio reviews, many of his exhibitions can be traced back to relationships that began at the review tables. Moving into curating, Kurt has working relationships with numerous public institutions in Asia, his most recent curatorial effort was a large scale exhibition at the Zhongshan Museum of Art with previous curatorial projects including photo festivals in China.