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Writing for Photography ONLINE Workshop with Elin Spring & Suzanne Révy (2 Sessions)

October 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Woman looking at art and writing

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

  • Saturday, October 23rd, 2021  11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Saturday, October 30th, 2021  11:00am – 2:00 pm

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 6th, 2021. 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: $170  Non-Members: $220

Maximum Students: 12


Instructor Biographies

headshot image of Elin Spring

Elin Spring is Founder and Editor of What Will You Remember? online photography magazine.  She is a contributing writer to other online and print magazines and has provided essays for various exhibition catalogs. As an independent curator, she juries photography competitions and exhibitions.  Elin regularly conducts portfolio reviews at national photography festivals, colleges, and museums, 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. Elin earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of Pennsylvania.





headshot image of Suzanne Revy

Suzanne Révy is a fine art photographer who creates visual diaries of her family’s life and is Associate Editor of What Will You Remember? online photography magazine. Earning her BFA from the Pratt Institute and MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Révy has worked as Photography Editor at U.S. News & World Report and Yankee Magazine and has exhibited her work at museums and galleries throughout New England and in New York.  Révy is currently on the faculty at the New England School of Photography and the New Hampshire Institute of Art.  She is a Board Member of the Photographic Resource Center in Cambridge.






October 23, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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