En Foco's 2010 Workshop at Calumet, in collaboration with Camera Club of NY.
Artistic & Professional Development Workshops
Foot in the Door: Tips for Submitting your Work - February 22, 2011

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. This session is facilitated by Saul Robbins, Board Member Emeritus of The Camera Club of New York (CCNY), and Miriam Romais, Executive Director of En Foco & Editor of Nueva Luz.

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. Survey respondents will also be eligible for door prizes at the end of the workshop (Nueva Luz subscriptions, En Foco Totebags, and a Camera Club of NY membership!

This seminar is offered in partnership with CCNY (Camera Club of New York) and is funded in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, memberships and your contributions.

Location: Calumet Photographic's HP Gallery
22 West 22nd Street, between 5th & 6th Ave
New York, NY
Date: Tuesday, February 22 2011, from 6-7:30pm

Minimum suggested donation: $10 (En Foco and CCNY are non-profit organizations, and we will gladly provide a tax-deductible receipt upon request). Your donation acts as your RSVP/Registration.
While donations will also be accepted at the door, SEATING IS LIMITED, therefore it is best to REGISTER NOW ONLINE.

Saul Robbins has been making, exhibiting, curating, and teaching fine art photography for over a decade in New York City. He consults privately with numerous photographers and visual artists on portfolio development and marketing, and has been a member of The Camera Club of New York for over 10 years, serving on the Board of Directors from 2005-2008. Recently, Robbins’ work has been exhibited at The Bolinas Museum, CA, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Ost Gallery, Moscow, Da Gallery, The Educational Alliance, Philoctetes Center, and Union Gallery (all New York, NY), and Rayko Photo Center (San Francisco, CA). His photographs have been published in Aufbau, Berlin Tagesspiegel, CPW Photography Quarterly, More, The New York Times, San Francisco Photo Metro, TAM, and Wired, among others; and his work is in numerous corporate, museum, and private collections. Curatorial projects include Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah (2010), Regarding Intimacy (2007), and No Live Girls (2002), an installation of artist’s videos at The Lusty Lady in San Francisco and Seattle. Robbins was awarded a NICA Stipendium to study on exchange at Berlin’s Hoch Schule der Kunste in 1998, and received his MFA from Hunter College in 1999. He teaches photography at The International Center of Photography and Pratt Institute in New York City. www.saulrobbins.com

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