Topic: Putting Your Best Portfolio Forward
Speaker: Sybylla Smith
Description: This presentation will focus on helping you understand the benefits of a portfolio review, and how to prepare for one to get the most from it. This will include image selection, considerations in how you sequence your portfolio and preparation of an artist statement.
Biography: J. Sybylla Smith is an independent curator with over 27 solo or group exhibitions featuring over 80 international photographers exhibited in the U.S., Mexico and South America. Smith consults with individual photographers and arts organizations to develop exhibitions, educational programming and written content including artist statements and marketing material. An adjunct professor, guest lecturer and thesis adviser, Smith has worked with the School of Visual Arts, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, Harvard University, and Emmanuel College. She lectures and conducts workshops on Concept Aware®, a unique creative framework of concept development for artists illustrated through contemporary photography.
Location: Common Room, First Parish Church Bedford, Elm Street Entrance