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Writing About Photography Workshop with Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy – 2 Saturday sessions

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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The Griffin is thrilled to have Elin Spring & Suzanne Révy back ONLINE to teach their popular writing workshop.

  • Saturday, June 3 2023  11:00am – 1:00pm EST
  • Saturday, June 10  2023 11:00am – 2:00 pm EST

Why write about photography?  Just as an image frames a visual viewpoint, analytic writing offers context and perspective, influencing how we see.  Learn to view and write about photography more critically in this online workshop with “What Will You Remember” editors Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy.

Before Session I, participants will be given a few short samples of writing about photography which will be integrated into a two-hour, didactic slide presentation and discussion. Following this in-depth guide to clear and creative writing practices that apply to art reviews, artist statements and grant applications, participants will prepare their own choice of a written piece to be discussed the following session.

During Session II, participants will take turns reading aloud their prepared statements. In each 10-15 minute segment, instructors will propose practical suggestions and all participants are invited to discuss, question and offer constructive commentary.  There will be a short break every hour. 

During the following week, participants will work on their written statements and submit their edited version via email to their assigned instructor by noon on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Each instructor will return a final edit within one week.

Through guided observation, discussion, practice writing, and individual feedback, participants will begin to develop their voice for writing engagingly about photography – including their own.  At the end of the workshop, each person will have a polished piece and a fresh approach to sharing their views on photography. 

Cost: Members: $195  Non-Members: $245

Maximum Students: 12

Level: All Levels/Open


Instructor Biographies

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Elin Spring is Founder & Editor of the online photography review magazine, What Will You Remember? and a contributing writer to other online and print magazines and exhibition catalogs. She regularly juries photography competitions such as Critical Mass and The FENCE, curates exhibits, and conducts portfolio reviews at national photography festivals, highlighting newly discovered work online. In 2014, her photography writing was recognized with the Scribe FOCUS Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography. Before concentrating full-time on WWYR?, for over two decades she specialized in professional portraiture in and around Boston. An active member of the Photographic Resource Center (Cambridge, MA), Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA), and Marblehead Arts Association (MA), Elin earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of Pennsylvania.





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Suzanne Révy

Suzanne Révy is a photographer, writer and educator who earned a BFA from the Pratt Institute in 1984. She worked in editorial and magazine publishing as a photography editor for fifteen  years before the arrival of two sons. She created a long term photographic diary of their lives, and earned an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2016. She teaches at Clark University in Worcester, MA., is the Associate Editor at the online photography magazine “What Will You Remember/” and serves on the board of the Photographic Resource Center in Cambridge, MA.

Recently, she has been wandering in the woods and meadows around her suburban Boston home with a camera and tripod making multi-panel photographs of the local landscape.






June 3
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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