Join Filter Photo executive director, Jennifer Murray for this fall critique group that will focus on project and portfolio development. This is a great opportunity to focus on a particular body of work and receive critical feedback in a supportive environment. The group will meet once a month for three months to share work and discuss project development as well as best practices for preparing work for exhibition and professional portfolio reviews. Conversation will be tailored to the groups’ interests and needs for advancing their projects and artistic production and moving a project forward to completion.
The critique group is ideal for emerging photographers, recent graduates, new practitioners, and those making a shift from commercial to fine art work. The focus will be on developing a critical dialog and establishing good self-evaluation skills in addition to editing and sequencing a series of photographs. Participants should plan to focus on a single body of work for the duration of the sessions.
Jennifer Murray is the executive director of Filter Photo where she directs the planning of Filter Photo Festival as well as programming at Filter Space gallery in Chicago. She was director of Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, at Columbia College Chicago for eleven years where she organized a broad range of exhibitions in art and design. She is an independent curator and educator teaching a broad range of topics from darkroom and digital skills to portfolio development and professional practices for emerging photographers. She is an instructor of photography at Loyola University Chicago and an artists’ consultant and mentor working with artists on project development and exhibition preparation. She is a frequent portfolio reviewer and juror at photography events across the US including FotoFest, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, SPE, and Filter Photo. Murray received an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2002.
Dates: Tuesdays: October 15, November 19, January 21