Upcoming Workshops, Reviews, and Events


Portfolio Reviews

Filter Photo Chicago, IL
September 23
Click! Photography Festival Durham, NC
October 7
Center for Fine Art Photography Fort Collins, CO
December 8-9
FotoFest, Houston, TX
March 15-18


Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: The Artist as Culture Producer
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sharon Louden in conversation with artist-contributors Austin ThomasKat Kiernan, Publisher of Don't Take Pictures and Carrie Moyer from the Artist as Culture Producer as well as Paddy Johnson, founding Editor of Art F City, at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Book signing to follow.


Writing About Your Work
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine
August 27 - September 2

Producing a strong photographic body of work is a tremendous accomplishment, but without good writing and editing skills, photographers may face difficulty connecting with galleries, curators, critics, or even their own website visitors. In this fun and informative workshop, students will use creative writing techniques to enhance their professional practice and explore their photographic vision.Not your typical “how to” writing workshop, this class will focus on the development of written statements as unique as the images they will accompany.

Each student will hone their writing and editing skills to complete an artist statement, project statement(s), and a narrative biography. These writings will be the culmination of creative writing prompts, in-class critiques, and one-on-one editing. We will discuss the many ways that writing can enhance your photographic career, both practically and creatively. Discussion topics include the role of criticism, turning words into pictures, identifying your audience, and the importance of captions and titles. All writing will be short form. No previous writing experience is necessary. Students are encouraged to bring a printed portfolio with them.  

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Finding the Words
Filter Photo, Chicago, Illinois
September 24

In this one-day workshop, Kat Kiernan will teach participants how to enhance their professional practice through writing. Not your typical “how to” writing workshop, this workshop will focus on the many instances in which photographers are asked to write about their work including press statements, interviews, newsletter content, and artist biographies. This workshop will help participants hone their writing skills and leave with a broader understanding of the contemporary photography market.

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