In art school, critiques are a frequent and important part of growth. But after school, artists often create in isolated environments and yearn for feedback on new work. The Griffin’s critical conversations are safe, honest, and constructive opportunities to share work-in-progress with other photographers.
Bring your work in process to share with facilitator, Frank Armstrong and other attendees, your questions and enough photographs to provide enough information for discussion with the group of your work. The number of photographs you bring will vary depending on where you are with your project. Some at the beginning of a new project may have only 5 photographs. Others may bring 10-15. This is not a traditional one-on-one portfolio review. Come prepared to state how you would like Frank and the group to direct their focus.
About Frank Armtrong:
I have been photographing for more than 50 years. For the first decade and a half, I worked as a photojournalist working for the University of Texas, Austin mostly supplying illustrations for various in-house and national publications. I began my teaching career at UTAustin and later in workshops throughout the southwestern US. Currently I teach both digital and analog photography at Clark University in Worcester, MA. In 1979, I was awarded the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship for a portfolio of central Texas social landscapes. Moving to the east coast in the early 1980’s, I continued to pursue my interest in the interaction between man and the landscape. For many years, I traveled once or twice a year to Big Bend National Park, and in 2001, my monograph, “ROCK, RIVER & THORN, The Big Bend of the Rio Grande” was published by Scotia-Waterous, Canada. I have exhibited widely across the US, and am represented in a number of permanent collections including the University of Texas at Austin, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Worcester Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, and Museum of Modern Art.