Meet three photographers who are successfully executing personal projects. They will present their work, discuss the long-term commitments involved and take questions afterwards.
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
Meet three photographers who are successfully executing personal projects. Marvi Lacar will talk about her project concerning mental illness, Andi Schreiber will talk about her series “Pretty, Please,” exploring middle-age in a youth-obsessed culture, and Catherine Chalmers looks at bugs, most recently working with leaf cutter ants in Costa Rica. They will present their work, discuss the long-term commitments involved and take questions afterwards.
Stella Kramer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor and creative strategist based in New York City who works with photographers to help them shape their portfolios and websites, plan marketing campaigns, and see their work in a new light. Stella has worked for major publications, including The New York Times, People magazine, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek. While at The New York Times, Stella was part of the team that won both the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She also curates, teaches, reviews portfolios and blogs about photography.
Julie Grahame is a photography consultant and curator who has been in the industry for more than 30 years.
In 1992, Julie moved from London to New York to run an international photo agency representing 400+ photographers. She left in 2006 and took the archive of Yousuf Karsh with her to continue clearing rights for his iconic photographs. She edits and writes as well as published aCurator magazine, and aCurator blog, which was cited both by the British Journal of Photography and LIFE in their reviews of influencers and taste-makers. For two years, Julie was associate director at ClampArt fine art gallery. She now consults and reviews work for photographers of all levels and styles. Julie also enjoys guest appearances speaking and presenting to students and hosts a workshop with NORD Photography in Inderøy, Norway.
Catherine Chalmers holds a B.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London. She has exhibited her artwork around the world, including MoMA P.S.1, New York; MassMoca, North Adams; Kunsthalle Basel; Kunsthalle Vienna; MOCA Taipei; among others. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, ArtNews, Artforum and on PBS, CNN, and BBC, amongst others. Her work has been published twice by Aperture, Food Chane (2000) and American Cockroach (2004). Her video “Safari” won Best Experimental Short at SXSW Film Festival in 2008. In 2010 Chalmers received at Guggenheim Fellowship.
Andi Schreiber is a fine art and documentary photographer. A lifelong New Yorker, Andi was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and currently lives in suburban Westchester County with her husband and sons. In her prior life she was a photojournalist and also worked as a magazine and newspaper picture editor in New York City. In 2013 Andi was a Critical Mass finalist and her photographs were recently exhibited at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been featured on the New York Times Lens Blog, Slate France, Feature Shoot and The Huffington Post.
Marvi is a photographer and filmmaker whose goal is to connect emotionally with her audience using creative visual language. Lacar completed her masters degree in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and began her training as a fellow at the Poynter Institute and had internships at national newspapers. In 2003, Lacar moved to New York to start her career as a photojournalist and was soon represented by Reportage by Getty Images, where she covered domestic and international news and features stories for print publications like TIME, Newsweek, New York, Stern, Paris Match, and The New York Times.
Lacar, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, has received awards for her stills and motion work from Photo Levallois, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Santa Fe Center Project Competition, Telly Awards, and National Geographic Wild to Inspire, among others. Lacar has also lent her Creative Consulting knowledge to clients like Facebook, The Antenna Group, and the United Way of New York Ctiy. She is the other half of Lowy+Lacar, an award-winning photographic and motion production company.