Hone skills essential to connect with galleries, curators, critics, and viewers.

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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 two-day workshop, learn ways to enhance professional practice through writing. Not your typical “how to” writing workshop, this class 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.

Hone your writing skills, and leave with a broader understanding of the contemporary photography market.

Lunch is included for both days, other meals are on your own.  Lodging is available for $75 per night.

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Instructor: Kat Kiernan

Kat Kiernan is a photographer, curator, and writer in Brooklyn, NY. Often using herself as subject, her photographs explore mythologies of womanhood and and feelings of uncertainty. She curated numerous exhibitions as the Assistant Director of Louis K. Meisel Gallery in New York, Director of Panopticon Gallery in Boston, and owner of The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia. From 2013 to 2021 Kat published and served as Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine, Don’t Take Pictures. In 2015, she received the Griffin Museum’s Rising Star Award for her contributions to the photographic community. Kiernan’s writings on photography have been published in journals and blogs including Art New England Online, Feature Shoot, and Big, Red, and Shiny, as well as in books, including Agnieszka Sosnowska: Myth of a Woman (The National Museum of Iceland, 2019), and The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (Intellect, 2017). She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design and an MA in Art Market Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology.