Finding an Audience and Getting Your Work out into the World
Once you’ve taken the pictures, finished the edit, and worked on the sequence, it’s time to move on to the next — and often most difficult — phase of a project: getting your work out into the world. How can you find your audience, share your photographs, and take the next steps in pursuing your practice?
We’ll discuss these challenges and turn them into achievable goals. Topics will include creating an artist statement, applying for residencies or exhibition open calls, preparing for portfolio reviews, budgeting (for printing, framing, and related production costs), finding your voice as an artist, and how to present yourself and your work both in public and online. Personalized tips and tricks will be shared based on each student’s specific project, unique skill set, and photographic ambitions. Students can expect to walk away from the class with increased confidence in their work and a newfound awareness of navigating the art and photography world.
Kat Shannon is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and educator working in photography, text, and video, currently based between São Paulo, Brazil, and Orlando, Florida. Her work examines notions of intimacy, human connection, gender, community, and culture. She holds degrees in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA) as well as Bard College (MFA).
Kat has held teaching positions at Yeshiva University, Brookdale College, Stetson University, Middlesex College, and ICP, and previously worked for three years as the head curator at an art consultancy in New York. In 2017 Kat co-founded the collaborative artist collective Memory Foam through which she curates exhibitions, publishes and collects artists' books and zines, and produces an artist interview series called “Artists Eat Ice Cream.”Kat teaches Ways of Seeing, Photography as Pilgrimage, and other personal vision classes for StrudelmediaLive.