This workshop is for committed photographers who have produced a developed body of work that they are ready to bring into the world but aren’t sure where and how to begin. Over the course of our two days together, we will cover everything from constructing your resume, presenting your portfolio, drafting an effective artist statement and an engaging website to exploring fundraising strategies, identifying cross-platform opportunities and a wide-range of outlets for your work. We will address the subtle differences in approaching various platforms: as well as how online social networking can help further your career. The workshop will include open portfolio reviews and strategy discussions that address each participant’s goals. Whether you’re seeking your first solo show or have reached a plateau in your career, Ariel and Carlo’s tag-team style and frank, open dialogue will leave you ready to hit the real world with more confidence and a map for your professional journey!
About Ariel Shanberg
Ariel Shanberg is a curator, educator, and writer with over 17 years experience working with artists. From 2003-2015 he was CPW’s executive director. Under his leadership, CPW received numerous accolades including the 2009 Spotlight Award for significantly altering the landscape of photography from the Lucie Foundation. In addition to overseeing exhibitions at CPW, Ariel has curated exhibitions at the Light Factory, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, the Islip Art Museum, the Dorsky Museum, FotoFest, and the Houston Center for Photography. A frequent panelist/juror for artist grants and related opportunities and a sought-after portfolio reviewer at events including FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, and Photolucida; Ariel has lectured at Bucknell College, Parsons, SVA, Syracuse University, and the University of the Arts. His writing has appeared in monographs, exhibition catalogs, and publications such as Aspect: The Chronicle for New Media Art, Contact Sheet, Exposure, Nueva Luz, and Photograph. Ariel is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Society for Photographic Education.
About Carlos Loret de Mola
Carlos Loret de Mola was born in Havana, Cuba and currently lives in Hudson, New York. He received a Bachelor degree in Visual Arts from Georgia State University. His work has been exhibited at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz, Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, The Tokyo Institute of Photography and at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, where his photographs are in its permanent collection. His solo exhibition “Being Upstate” was presented at the Center for Photography in Woodstock in 2011. He was a project manager on Magnum Photos’ landmark “Postcards From America” project and has spoken about photozines at the New York Art Book Fair at MOMA PS1. Complementing his work as an artist, Carlos has curated exhibitions of self-published photo-based printer matter at Syracuse University and, most recently, at The Center for Photography at Woodstock with the 2016 exhibition “Common Sense(s)”. To learn more abut Carlos please visit www.carlosloretdemola.com.
September 10-11 | 9 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $380/ CPW members: $350 (includes $40 non-refundable registration fee)
Q&A Session on Saturday September 10 at 7:30 pm