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

Goodman’s images do not capture the public moments of victory and applause, but he goes backstage with his subjects...and his view would seem so intimate as to be voyeuristic, were it not for his evident respect, even awe.    -Toni Bentley, New York Review of Books

John Goodman's recent exhibitions include: 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. 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. John Goodman is on the faculty of College of Art and Design at Lesley University and teaches at the Maine Media Workshops.


Course Dates

Jul 26 to Aug 1



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