New England Portfolio Reviews Preflight
How to Prepare for Success
May 14, 2013 from 6:00–7:30 PM

Portfolio Review

In preparation for the upcoming New England Portfolio Reviews hosted by the Griffin Museum of Photography and the PRC on June 7 and 8, 2013, we invite you to join us for a fun and informative panel discussion with four well-known names in the New England photography world.

Never presented your work at a portfolio review before? Want to learn how to make your NEPR experience, or any portfolio review experience, a huge success? This panel includes several portfolio reviewers and veterans of the field who are eager to give you some pointers.

The panel will discuss the following topics:

  • electronic or print presentations?
  • how many prints is enough or too many?
  • should you show a variety of work or one series?
  • what should you say in your 1:1 sessions?
  • should you leave something with the reviewer?
  • should you contact the reviewer after the review?

Also, the panel will discuss survival strategies and how to interpret a critical review while helping you define what it is that you want from a portfolio review. Come prepared with specific questions – the panelists are here to help.

$20 General Public, $15 PRC/Griffin Members
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Eunice Hurd

Boston native Eunice Hurd has been with the Robert Klein Gallery for 12 years. Gallery Director since 2002, Hurd manages the Gallery’s contemporary roster and advocates for new and established photographers. Eunice has been a regular participant at the annual portfolio reviews at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Griffin Museum of Photography at the Photographic Resource Center. She frequently provides in-home consultations to collectors, art consultants, and interior designers. Hurd studied Art at the University of Massachusetts — Boston.

Established in 1980, the Robert Klein Gallery ranks among the world’s most prestigious showrooms of fine art photography. The Gallery maintains an extensive and ever-changing inventory of 19th century, 20th century, and contemporary photographs and is a regular presence at international art fairs such as The AIPAD Photography Show — New York, The Armory Show — Modern, Art Miami, and Paris Photo.

Neal Rantoul

Neal Rantoul is a career artist and teacher. He has taught photography since 1971. He is past head of the Photography Program at Northeastern University, is a professor emeritus, and taught for thirteen years at Harvard University as well as several years at the New England School of Photography. He retired from Northeastern in January 2012. Rantoul has work in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston); the DeCordova Sculpture Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA); the Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA); the High Museum (Atlanta, GA); the Kunsthaus (Zurich, Switzerland); the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ); and Princeton University (NJ). He is the recipient of many awards and grants, including a Whiting Foundation Fellowship; a Lightwork residency (Syracuse, NY); RSDF, FDP and IDF grants from Northeastern University; and he was a finalist twice for the Massachusetts Cultural Council award. Rantoul is a member of the Board of Directors of the PRC and is on the Board of Corporators at the Griffin Museum of Photography. He is an active exhibitor, workshop leader, portfolio reviewer, and consultant.

Paula Tognarelli
Paula Tognarelli

Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a small nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 4 satellite gallery spaces and several virtual on-line galleries as well.

Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 60 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a current candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. She has juried and curated exhibitions internationally including American Photo’s Image of the Year, Photoville’s Fence, Flash Forward Festival, Deland Arts Festival, Center for Fine Art Photography, PDN’s Photo Annual, PDN’s Curator Awards, the Kontinent Awards, the Filter Festival in Chicago and the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China. She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld. She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography Fellowships and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland and a nominator for the Heinz Prize in Pennsylvania. She is a past member of the Xerox Technical Advisory Board. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography and the Flash Forward Festival Boston.

Francine Weiss
Francine Weiss

Francine Weiss has been curating, teaching, and writing about photography for over fifteen years. As the most recent Curator of the Photographic Resource Center (2012-14), she wrote essays for the Loupe journal and curated and organized exhibitions on alternative processes, portraiture and identity, and color photography. Prior to the PRC, she organized and researched exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art, Harvard University Art Museums, and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Weiss has published extensively about art and has taught at Wellesley and Simmons colleges. She received her PhD in American Studies in photographic history from Boston University and now teaches in the MFA in photography program at New Hampshire Institute of Art and for the art history department at BU; Weiss is also the Collection Manager at Fitchburg Art Museum.

Image credit: Lisa Liu