"In the world of fine art and documentary photography it is essential that work is well edited. Whether preparing for portfolio reviews, book proposals, gallery shows or a magazine story, a solid foundation in the fundamentals of editing and sequencing are necessary tools in the current art market." – Elizabeth Avedon
We’ve all been there, wallowing in hundreds of images, each a little different from the next. What to choose? In this five-day workshop, independent curator and photobook designer Elizabeth Avedon partners with award-winning social documentary photographer Magdalena Solé to help you hone your eye for efficient self-editing. We will learn to edit large bodies of your work in a practical way towards selection of the best images; how to quickly differentiate between good pictures and those that are not and why; create a consistent look or a narrative theme; and work on sequencing.
Special Guest: Corinne Tapia, Founder and Director of New York's Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, will be available for our own Q+A session.
In this workshop you will develop skills:
• To organize your images into a cohesive project
• To prepare for a portfolio review
• To create a digital projection
• To create a photo book
The workshop will be held August 19 – 23rd, 2019 in a beautiful, professional space in the Chelsea area of NYC. If you’ve been thinking about going the next step with your body of work, register now! Join us for this fun and dynamic workshop!
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Comments from past participants
Comments from past participants
”I have been a fine art photographer since I was a teenager. My eduction stressed the importance of the stand alone image; we rarely discussed the importance of editing our work for a portfolio suitable for book publication or web presentation. This workshop brought it all together for me. Drawing upon the expertise of Magdalena (Sole) and Elizabeth (Avedon), I was able to see my images and sequence them in new ways. Their insights have helped me to see my images with new meaning. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to create a portfolio, and also self publish their work in book form or web based media. After completing this workshop, I have become a better fine artist.” - David Reinfeld
“It was an honor for a photographer of many years like myself to benefit from Elizabeth’s and Magdalena’s insights. A wonderful learning process.” - Owen Luck
“How fortunate to have attended the Editing Workshop with such a great group of talented photo artists led by a remarkable team. Elizabeth and Magdalena, thank you, thank you! The editing process is streamlined and efficient, revealing how each image serves the whole as we fine tune our unique visual voice. It was inspiring to share in this process as we witnessed each other’s project’s take shape, often in unexpected ways that pushed us beyond our comfort zone — always a good thing!” - Dawn Watson
“This is a terrific opportunity. It was of immense help to me in how I think of my work, and a lot of fun! And I met some terrific artists!” - E.E. McCollum
“This workshop was an all-around positive learning experience. Elizabeth and Magdalena were exceptional instructors and I found myself surrounded by talented classmates. Daily critiques were honest, encouraging, and eye-opening. I learned to see my photographs through others’ eyes. I returned home feeling stronger both personally and artistically.”
– Jo Lynn Still