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Writing About Your Photography with Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy – 5 Wednesday evening sessions
February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Why write about your photography? Aren’t your pictures supposed to say it all? Ideally, but written cues can offer viewers helpful entry points into your work. If you exhibit your work, artist statements, project statements and biographies are necessities. If you are applying for an artist residency, a grant or a call for entry, writing eloquently will illuminate the intention and process that sparked your imagery. The bottom line is, effective communication elevates your work.
In our first session of the course, we explain “best practices” for starting and maintaining successful writing habits, offer valuable tips on expressing your genuine voice, and demonstrate examples of both clear and ineffectual communication. Using these tools, each participant prepares a piece of writing to share in subsequent workshop sessions. By discussing your piece, editing and presenting it again, as well as partaking in the same process for other members of our class, you will learn both by doing and observing. At the end of this workshop, each person will have a polished piece and a fresh approach to sharing their views on photography.
5 Wednesday Evening Sessions
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1 2023
Time: 6 – 8 pm EST
Online via Zoom
Cost: Members: $325 Non-Members: $375
Maximum Students: 16
Level: All Levels/Open
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.
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.
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