This class instructs the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. It also provides an insight into the world of photography and helps photographers package themselves and their work in a professional manner.
Throughout the course new work will be encouraged and portfolios will be shaped and edited. Participants will learn how to build and write a résumé, how to construct a bio, and how to title and write personal statements about their work. Students will enter photography competitions, submit to publications and prepare work for exhibition. Information about grants, portfolio reviews and exhibition proposals are also covered. The work of a new and established fine art photographers are studied so that participants will understand what makes a successful series. Furthermore, guest photographers will be invited to share their journeys.
Students in previous classes have gone on to win international photography awards, have exhibited work in solo and group shows, created websites and produced new bodies of work.
Dates: Tuesdays, September 13 – October 18, 7-10 pm
Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience Level: Prerequisite: Students MUST be either working on or have completed a body of work in the fine art genre. Prints may be called upon by instructor for review and acceptance into the class.
Please contact the Los Angeles Center of Photography for more details.