October 19th, 10am-6pm $65 (Includes lunch from Martone's Deli) in advance, $75 at the door.
Saul has taught this course across the globe to great success: in Berlin, Erfurt, Budapest, Crakow, Bogota, San Francisco, and now... Essex Junction!
This intensive hands-on workshop is designed to help photographers create personalized strategies to promote themselves and their work with confidence, clarity, and insight into the process.
Exercises, discussions, and assignments address such important topics as: editing images, statements, bios, CVs, and cover letters; developing action plans and refining an ”elevator pitch” for meeting new people; networking and social outreach; designing business cards, mailers, websites, and email campaigns; creating personalized organizational strategies; researching venues and opportunities; securing and preparing for reviews, meetings and presentations, and most importantly, following up effectively with decision makers.
Participants should bring 20-30 images, ideally from one body of work, and any materials they are currently using for discussion and critique.
Saul Robbins is interested in the ways people interact within their surroundings, and the psychological dynamics of intimacy. His photographs are motivated by observations of human behavior and personal experience, especially those related to loss and unification. He is best known for the series Initial Intake, which examines the empty chairs of Manhattan-based psychotherapy professionals from their clients’ perspective, referencing viewers perceptions, associations, and responses to this very private environment and the work that takes place there. In 2012, Robbins created How Can I Help? – An Artful Dialogue, in which he invited passersby to speak with himself or other artists about anything they wish for free and in complete confidence, in a pop-up office / exhibition environment in Midtown Manhattan.
Photo Credit: Lavonne Hall
Exhibitions include The Bolinas Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, chashama, Deutsche Haus at NYU, Griffin Museum, Massachusetts General Hospital, MICA, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Ost Gallery, Moscow, Portland Art Museum, The Philoctetes Center, Rayko, and others. Publications include Aufbau, Berlin Tagesspiegel, CPW Quarterly, D – La Repubblica, The Daily Mail, DART, Feature Shoot, FlavorWire, More, The New York Times, Real Simple, Slate, Wired, and others. Grants and awards include chashama Windows Award, The Covenant Foundation, Sony World Photography Awards (Finalist), AJPA Rockower, Gunk Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Curatorial projects include Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah (2010), Regarding Intimacy (2007), and No Live Girls, Peep Show 28 (2002). Robbins received his MFA from Hunter College, and teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Since 2011 Robbins has also been leading Master Workshops in Europe and South America.
Photo Credit: Katarzyna Majak