Define your personal vision and discuss strategies to position your work in the world.

This workshop will help to define your personal vision and discuss strategies to position your work in the world.

The workshop will be driven by daily critiques coupled with individualized shooting assignments.  Participants should bring their most recent work, past projects and anything else that is inspiring.  We start on day one with your visual history and work all week toward getting you to a place of greater clarity.  We will discuss significant artists/photographers, their unique perspectives and contributions to the medium.  Professional skills will be another part of our dialogue.  Finding gallery representation, shooting assignment work, understanding the copyright laws, licensing images, anything to help demystify the process and get your work out there.

A portfolio review is required for admission to this course. You can submit a portfolio via a link to your website, online portfolio, or print submission. For more detailed information on these requirements, click here.


Please follow the link to a video of John's artist talk at Gallery PhoPa in Portland Maine.



John Goodman

© Jason Goodman

John Goodman has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States.  Recently, he has had three solo exhibitions: Boxers + Ballerinas at Rick Wester Fine Art in New York City, Hometown, a portrait exhibition at Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston, and Black White + Blue at PhoPa Gallery in Portland, Maine. He is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, MFA Boston and San Francisco /MOMA.  Goodman is represented by galleries in New York, Boston, San Francisco and Rockland, Me.  His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and he has photographed campaigns for the GAP, Converse, Faded Glory, Ungaro and Gucci.  Goodman is on the faculty of Lesley University College of Art and Design and teaches at the Maine Media Workshops.


Recent Reviews:

Boxers + Ballerinas, RWFA, NYC - New York Review of Books

Hometown, Miller Yezserki Gallery, Boston  - Mark Feeney,Boston Globe

Black White + Blue, PhoPa Gallery , Portland, ME - Dan Kany, Portland Press Herald


“John Goodmanʼs camera, is not an instrument of detachment, analysis, or judgment, but an iris of an eye that is our own, dissolving ostensible barriers between object and subject.  His intention is to make feel, not merely see the world of the Times Square Gym.         

                       —Joyce Carol Oates’ review of Goodman’s The Times Square Gym Book.

Please follow the link to a video of John's artist talk at Gallery PhoPa in Portland Maine.


Course Dates

Jul 26 to Aug 1




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