From finding a space and designing the exhibition to actually constructing a show and publicizing yourself, every aspect of exhibiting your photography is touched upon and clarified with ample detail, anecdotes, and real life case studies.
Shirley Read, London based independent curator, workshop leader, and writer for the Oral History of British Photography.
Market: Amateur and professional photographers looking to exhibit their work in galleries, museums, or alternative venues.
Key Features: *Learn how to find a gallery that suits your photography and how to approach gallery owners for the most successful outcome *New coverage of social media, social networking, and online selling *Gain valuable insight from case studies with real situation dos and don'ts, and a new "Possible Pitfalls of Exhibiting" section *Now with more photos to illustrate framing techniques, show spaces, and successful exhibitions You have the camera, you have the skills, and you have the pictures. Now what? Author Shirley Read expertly leads you through the world of exhibiting your photography one minute detail at a time. From finding a space and designing the exhibition to actually constructing a show and publicizing yourself, every aspect of exhibiting your photography is touched upon and clarified with ample detail, anecdotes, and real life case studies. In this new and expanded second edition, Shirley Read further illuminates the world of social networking, exhibiting, and selling photography online so your work is always shown in the best light. Packed with photos of internationally successful exhibitions, check lists, and invaluable advice, this essential reference guide will help amateur and professional photographers alike successfully showcase their bodies of work with confidence and finesse. "There is a crying need for a business perspective to the contemporary creative arts. My colleagues in the professional world rightly despair at the progressive reduction in confidence and breadth of knowledge of those wishing to enter the world of commerce." -Geoff Clark, photographer and exhibitor with 40 years' experience
Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Exhibiting Photography Chapter 2: Your Resources File Case Study 1: The Degree Show Chapter 3: Archival Concerns Chapter 4: The Transition from Making Work to Showing It Case Study 2: Working Collaboratively-Creative Communities and Dialogues Chapter 5: Alternatives: Looking for Independent Exhibition Spaces Chapter 6: Doing It Yourself Case Study 3: TRACE Chapter 7: Approaching a Gallery Chapter 8: The Curator's Role Case Study 4: A Gallery and A Curation-Joy Gregory at Impressions Gallery Chapter 9: Title TBD Chapter 10: Forward Planning and Research Chapter 11: Exhibition Texts Chapter 12: Publicity Materials Case Study 5: Dutch Photography Centres Chapter 13: Mailing Lists and Audiences Chapter 14: Thinking About Presentation Case Study 6: Troika Editions: How To Start and Online Gallery Chapter 15: Using the Exhibition Space Chapter 16: The Practical Issues of Presentation Case Study 7: Exhibiting Online Chapter 17: Printing for Exhibition Chapter 18: Pricing and Selling Work Case Study 8: The Quest for a Digital Gallery Chapter 19: Hanging the Show Chapter 20: The Private View Chapter 21: After the Private View Chapter 22: In Conclusion Appendix: Checklists
- The Resources File
- Offering Feedback
- An Exhibiting CV
- The Timetable
- The Budget
- The Press Release
- The Invitation Card
- Paper Sizes
- The Toolkit
- The Hanging Sequence
- Organizing Teams
- Photo Festivals
- Possible Pitfalls of Exhibiting
- Avoiding the Pitfalls
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