BREAKING THROUGH: What Curators & Editors Want
October 25 – 26, 2017, 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.
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.
Photo Director, HuffPost
Christy Havranek is the Photo Director at HuffPost. With 17 years of experience in photography and digital media, she has previously worked in a variety of industries where each role centered on photography: Frommer’s Travel, NBCUniversal, Polo Ralph Lauren and Bloomsbury USA, among others. HuffPost licenses photo essays and assigns photographers to cover a variety of national and international topics — from breaking news to long-form enterprise pieces — which appear on our global platform.