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Advanced Photography Critique

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Emily Belz holding a photography during a critique

“It is the job of artists to open doors and invite in prophesies, the unknown, the unfamiliar; it’s where their work comes from, although its arrival signals the beginning of the long disciplined process of making it their own”—Rebecca Solnit

This class is designed for advanced photographers who have taken the Atelier at the Griffin multiple times (or its equivalent). Meeting approximately every other week, this critique-based class is for students who want to deepen their practice and are working on the development of a portfolio; exhibition; book; or longer-term project. Reading and/or writing assignments will be given to both assist and guide class conversations.

Entrance to this class is by application only: please submit 5 jpegs and a brief statement of interest by June 30, 2019 to photos@griffinmuseum.org.
Students will be notified of acceptance by July 15.

8 class sessions; Limited to 12 students. $450 for Griffin members, $500 for non-members. Payment due to the Griffin Museum upon acceptance into program.

Wednesday evenings 6:00-9:00 pm; Class Dates:

September 18
October 2, 16, 30
November 13, 20
December 4, 18




Emily Belz is a photographer and educator based in Cambridge, MA. Her work focuses on domestic still lifes, and reveals a strong affinity for light, space, and color. Belz has exhibited her photographs both regionally and nationally at venues including the Center for Fine Art Photography; the Griffin Museum of Photography; and the Danforth Museum. She was the recipient of a 2014 artist grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, a 2015 Critical Mass Finalist, and was awarded the Manoog Family artist residency in 2018. In 2019 Belz has had solo exhibits at Gallery Kayafas and the Danforth Museum.

Belz holds a BA in photography and art history from Hampshire College (1997), an MA in art and design education from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009), and an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art (2017). She teaches classes and workshops at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA and Lasell College in Newton, MA.

When not making photographs she can be found sailing with her husband and young son, and chasing the light.


Cover Image © Dennis Geller



September 18, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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