Building an artist’s portfolio is a very personal journey. Selecting, editing, sequencing and presentation are key ingredients for assembling your body/bodies of work. Sandra and Lois will walk you through the process in an interactive presentation.
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
Building an artist’s portfolio is a very personal journey. Selecting, editing, sequencing and presentation are key ingredients for assembling your body/bodies of work. Sandra and Lois will walk you through the process in an interactive presentation. You need different portfolios for different venues. For example submitting work to a gallery is not the same as entering a portfolio for a competition. Online galleries have specific instructions and are not the same as a portfolio for admission to a school program or grant proposal.
Examples of different approaches will be presented and a list of resources will be distributed to attending participants. Time will be allotted for questions and answers.
Sandra Carrion’s photography has been recognized for its innovation and artistry throughout her career. Using techniques both traditional and contemporary, Sandra meticulously strives to reinvent her approach discovering underlying worlds hidden in what we walk past everyday. She is a photographer untethered, allowing only her eye to dictate what tumbles through her lens. She served as director of Soho Photo Gallery and is the creator of the International Krappy Kamera Competition and Exhibition. Sandra is a founding member of fotofoto Gallery and 9 East Contemporary Art Guild, both in Huntington, NY. She is currently teaching photography at Nassau Community College. She is co-owner of Image Factory Workshops, dedicated to experimental photography techniques.
Lois Youmans’ photography is rooted in the exploration of the human condition, very often using damaged antique dolls to metaphorically illustrate her concepts. She uses a variety of alternative techniques in her work that reflect her love of antique processes. Her work has been shown internationally, with several solo exhibitions in New York, Italy, and Korea. She is a founding member and past president of fotofoto gallery in Huntington, NY. She is also a member of 9 East Contemporary Art Guild in Huntington, and Soho Photo Gallery in Manhattan. Youmans holds an MFA degree from Long Island University and is currently teaching photography at several Long Island colleges.
Soho Photo Gallery, a non-profit arts organization directed and operated by our artists, seeks to promote appreciation of photography as a fine art. For 43 years we have worked toward this goal in a variety of ways, primarily through exhibiting photography in our large gallery space in Tribeca. Showing work from artists throughout the United States as well as Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, we share our passion with a worldwide membership and audience. We take pride in on our community outreach program. Over the years we have presented photography exhibitions with community organizations including: Broadway Cares, Shoot4Change, the Haitian Cultural Center, and the Josephine Herrick Project for Returning Veterans. Soho Photo is the creator of the famous Krappy Kamera Competition and exhibition and we feature numerous other competitions throughout the year, including: Alternative Processes, a National Photography Competition open to all types of photography and, new this season, a Portfolio Competition.