The Griffin is thrilled to have Elin Spring & Suzanne Revy back online to teach their popular writing workshop this summer.
- Saturday, June 5th, 2021 11:00am – 1:00pm
- Saturday, June 12th, 2021 11:00am – 2:00 pm
- Saturday, June 19th, 2021 Due by noon – Submission of written assignment for final private editing by one of the instructors via email
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 artist statements to be discussed the following session.
During Session II, participants take turns will reading aloud their prepared artist 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 artist statements and submit their edited version via email to their assigned instructor by noon the next Saturday. 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 – especially 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.
CLASS LIMIT: 12 participants
About the Instructors –
Elin Spring is Founder & Editor of 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 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 Magazineand has exhibited her work at museums and galleries throughout New England and in New York. Révy has served 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.