The Secrets to Getting Your Work Seen and Exhibited
June 7, 2012 from 4:00–6:00 PM

Waiting For You by Charlene Liska

Waiting For You by Charlene Liska

Two of the most frequently asked questions by photographers today are “How can I get my work seen?” and “How can I get my work into galleries and collections?”

The panel – comprised of a photo gallery owner, a world renowned editorial and fine arts photographer, a prominent photography collector and a museum curator – will provide emerging and established photographers with the best practices to use in getting their work seen and exhibited.

Topics will include; how to prepare for a portfolio review; the value of online galleries such as Tumblr, Facebook, and LinkedIn; participating in competitions and charity auctions, and attending national photo festivals.

This is a very rare opportunity for photographers to hear firsthand how galleries, collectors, and curators review and select work for exhibition.

 

Panelists

Dina Deitsch

Dina Deitsch is Curator of Contemporary Art at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum where she organized the 2010 and 2012 DeCordova Biennials, the PLATFORM exhibition series, and numerous group thematic and solo exhibitions. She has previously worked in the curatorial departments of the Williams College Museum of Art and the MFA, Boston. She received an M.A. in art history from Williams College and is currently working on her Ph.D. at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Jason Landry
Jason Landry

Jason Landry is the Owner of Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts.  Established in 1971, Panopticon Gallery is one of the oldest fine art photography galleries in the United States specializing in contemporary, modern and vintage photography. Landry represent established and emerging photographers with a primary focus on developing and expanding their careers, connections and art network. The gallery regularly assists collectors in buying, selling and locating photographs and supports local educational institutions, regional art museums and estates.

Landry brings over twenty years of business management and fine art photography experience to the gallery. Prior to acquiring Panopticon Gallery, he worked at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University in various capacities and was a member of their Board of Directors. In keeping with the galleries core focus, Landry regularly attends portfolio review events and photography art fairs both nationally and internationally, has juried group exhibitions, and has lectured at regional and national art colleges and universities.

In 2013, Landry accepted the position of Director of the MFA in Photography Program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, published his first book Instant Connections: Essays and Interviews on Photography, and started writing for the Huffington Post.

Cary Wolinsky

Cary Wolinsky is an editorial, commercial and fine art photographer. He has been a National Geographic photographer since 1972. His fine art prints have been acquired by and exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the world including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the DeCordova Museum, the Fogg Art Museum and the Tikotin Museum in Haifa.

Cary is a founder of the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts. As Consulting Director of Photography, he teaches portfolio development and reviews student work monthly. He has reviewed portfolios for the Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum as well as privately. Cary is the co-creator of PixBoomBa.com, an online photography tips show for beginners, the co-founder of TRIIIBE, an arts collaborative and a Director of Trillium Studios, a photography, film and design company.

Moderators

Jim Fitts

Jim Fitts has been a fine arts photography teacher, lecturer, curator, and photographer for over 30 years. He is an avid collector of fine arts photography with a focus on 20th century and contemporary American photographs.

Jim recently held the position of Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. The PRC is considered one of the countries premier fine arts photography organizations, presenting numerous lectures, exhibitions and networking events. Jim was also a teacher at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University where he taught portfolio development.

Jim has curated three photography exhibitions for the PRC/MIT Gallery. He has served as a reviewer for the 2009 Photolucida portfolio reviews and the 2010 FotoFest portfolio reviews. He has also served as portfolio reviewer for the New England Portfolio Reviews and the Savannah College of Art and Design reviews. He has curated the SSAC Photography Now exhibition as well as serving twice as a juror for their member exhibition. In early 2011, he co-curated Instant Connections, an exhibition of photographs by photographers who use Polaroid technology in the creation of their work.

Jim Fitts has had an award-winning career in advertising, design and corporate identity. He held the position of Executive Creative Director at Avenue, Inc. in Chicago and Creative Director at HHCC in Boston and in Europe. Jim was Creative Director for Monster.com and a partner at ClarkeGowardFitts.

His personal work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2010 Jim’s recent work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Yamawaki Gallery at Lasell College.