|2014 Masterclass: Action = Results: Professional Development for Photographers|
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Organizer: Central European House of Photography, www.sedf.sk
Lecturer: Saul Robbins (USA)
Date: 9. 11. 2014
Workshop Fee: 75 euro / for participants of Portfolio review 60 Euro
WS is in English language
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Starting your carrier as a photographer? Looking for techniques to improve your skills in self-promotion as an artist?
Month of Photography Bratislava invites you to take part at a unique workshop focused particularly on effective self-promotion in today’s competitive marketplace. Its lecturer Saul Robbins (NYC, USA) is himself an active artist, having been exhibited and published internationally, and a finalist of various awards. At the end of this workshop, students will have clear ideas about how to better refine their portfolios, and a multitude of strategies to promote themselves and their work with confidence, clarity, and insight into the value of articulating an “authentic brand” that permeates all aspects of one’s practice.
psychological dynamics of intimacy. His photographs are motivated by observations of
human behavior and personal experience, especially those related to loss and unity. Robbins
has been exhibited and published internationally and is best known for the series Initial
Intake, examining the empty chairs of Manhattan-based psychotherapy professionals from
their clients’ perspective.
© Saul Robbins
In 2012, he created How Can I Help? – An Artful Dialogue, inviting
passersby to speak with himself and other artists about anything they wish for free and in
complete confidence, in a pop-up office / exhibition environment in Midtown Manhattan.
Exhibitions include Bolinas Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, chashama, Deutsche Haus at NYU,
Griffin Museum, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Ost Gallery, Moscow, Portland Art
Museum, The Philoctetes Center, The Wellin Museum of Art, and others. Publications include
Aufbau, Berlin Tagesspiegel, D – La Repubblica, The Daily Mail, DART, Feature Shoot, Love
Issue, More, The New York Times, Real Simple, Slate, Wired, and others. Grants and
awards include chashama Windows Award, Clarence John Laughlin Award (Finalist) The
Covenant Foundation, Sony World Photography Awards (Finalist), AJPA Rockower, Gunk
Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Robbins received his MFA from Hunter
College and teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York City.
© Katarzyna Majak
The topic and aims of the masterclass
Professional development is as important to one's practice as making the work itself. The
objectives of this workshop are to increase students' knowledge, skills, and confidence when
preparing themselves and their photographs for promotion to various venues - juried calls,
portfolio reviews, individual meetings, - and to create individualized action plans that remain
focused and effective in today's competitive marketplace. Discussions and assignments
address editing and adding to a portfolio for maximum creative impact; creating manageable
and executable Action Plans; refining an "elevator pitch" for effective introductions and
networking; editing statements, bios, CVs, and cover letters; designing eye-catching materials:
business cards, mailers, and leave behinds; email campaigns, websites, SEO; personalizing
strategies for optimal task organization and management; researching appropriate venues and
opportunities; securing and preparing for meetings and presentations; and, most importantly,
following up effectively. By the end of this workshop, students will have clear ideas about how
best to refine their portfolios, and a multitude of strategies to promote themselves and their work
with confidence, clarity, and insight into the value of articulating an "authentic brand" that
permeates all aspects of one's practice.
© Saul Robbins