Deepen your understanding of the curator-fine art photographer relationship with Dr. Rebecca Senf, exploring strategies for building strong connections and advancing your career in the art world.

Jun 21, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $350
Workshop Duration: 6 hours over two sessions (Fridays, 10am-1pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 8

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on two Fridays, Jun 21 & 28 from 10am-1pm ET.

This course is for intermediate to advanced fine art photographers who are making resolved bodies of work that they are ready to show or are already showing to curators, jurors, gallerists, publishers and other photography professionals.

Fine Art Photographer Relationship workshop at Maine Media

The purpose of the course is to define how fine art photographers most typically engage with museum curators (and similar professionals) and to maximize those interactions. This will include learning the basic aspects of museum curatorial practice, what curators are looking for when interacting with photographers, how to be most effective in communication, setting reasonable expectations for those interactions, as well as how to think about project descriptions, websites, and leave behinds. Sessions will include opportunities for both Q&A with the instructor and review of each students’ material with an eye towards revising for increased impact with professional and general audiences.

Fine Art Photographer Relationship workshop at Maine Media

Fine Art Photographer Relationship workshop at Maine Media

Students will gain a better understanding of a curatorial perspective, as well as the chance to share their work with the group, and then have a short, specific piece of writing (narrative bio, project statement, grant application summary) reviewed and edited.

All images copyright Dr. Rebecca Senf.

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Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Senf

Dr. Rebecca Senf is Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Her B.A. in Art History is from the University of Arizona; her M.A. and Ph.D. were awarded by Boston University. In 2012, her book Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe was released by University of California Press; in 2017, her book To Be Thirteen, showcasing the work of Betsy Schneider, was published by Radius Press and Phoenix Art Museum. She has curated fifty exhibitions, including her recent Richard Avedon: Relationships which was shown in Milan and Palermo, Italy and Rotterdam, in The Netherlands, and has contributed chapters, interviews, and essays to over a dozen publications. Senf is an Ansel Adams scholar, and in 2020 released a book on Adams’s early years, called Making a Photographer, copublished by the CCP and Yale University Press, now in a second printing.