Getting your "Foot in the Door," is an hour seminar for emerging photographers and photo-based artists looking to prepare themselves for new opportunities, and take their marketing to the next level.
Topics include: the importance of submission requirements and image quality; building and presenting a cohesive body of work; artist statements, bios, and resumes; creating eye-catching support and marketing materials; following up effectively; and reviewers do's and don'ts (from an informal survey).
Participants will receive En Foco’s Photographer’s Resources list***, and plenty of inspiration to begin registering for any number of upcoming portfolio reviews and exhibition opportunities.
||Photoville at the Brooklyn Bridge Park
||Saturday, June 30 2012, from 4-5pm
FREE, but advanced registration is required
Miriam Romais is the Executive Director of En Foco and Nueva Luz Editor. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rutgers University in 1990, and has curated many of En Foco’s exhibitions and independently. Curatorial projects include Mexico + Afuera and Selections from En Foco's Permanent Collection at Aperture Gallery in NYC; Tracing Memory at Light Work in Syracuse, NY; Interstice, for the SPE Multicultural Caucus and National Conference in Miami, FL in 2007; and the traveling exhibition Fire Without Gold: Works by Photographers of Color (1990–1996) featuring Dawoud Bey, Albert Chong, Carrie Mae Weems, Jolene Rickard, Eli Reed and others. As a panelist/reviewer, she has served with the Ohio Arts Council in Columbus, OH; PhotoNOLA in New Orleans, LA; FotoFest in Houston, TX; PDN Awards in New York, NY; PhotoLucida in Portland, OR; Center in Santa Fe, AZ; the Bronx Council on the Arts; the New York Foundation for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs’ Percent for Art and Artist Certification Committee; and most recently the Center for Photography at Woodstock, where she is also on the Board of Advisors. As a photographer, she has been awarded a Photography Grant from the Puffin Foundation, artist residencies at Light Work and the Photographic Resource Center; and two Visual Arts Travel Grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Romais’ work has been published in several books including Americanos: A Portrait of Latino Life in the U.S. (Little Brown & Co, 1999), which also led to the Smithsonian/SITES exhibitions of the same name. Romais is Brazilian-American. www.romaisphotos.com