Congratulations, You’ve Finished Your Photography Project! Now What?

Congratulations, You’ve Finished Your Photography Project! Now What?

Dates: Thursdays, Mar 5–Apr 2, 2020
Time: 11am–1pm (ET)
Sessions: 5
Limited enrollment: 10 students
Fee: $325
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Understanding how to present your particular project in the most compelling way is as important as taking good pictures. In this class, you’ll learn how to effectively share your work with an audience and how the production choices you make affect the viewing experience. We’ll cover everything from choosing the appropriate paper, framing, and mounting, high-end custom options to DIY solutions for a tight budget. We’ll discuss when a portfolio book, presentation box, or a digital slide show is appropriate and how to make it stand out in a sea of photographers. You’ll create a concise project statement and elevator pitch you can use to apply for exhibitions, grants, competitions, grad school, or portfolio reviews. Students will leave this course with increased confidence in bringing their images and production choices into unison which will help them go to the next level as a photographer.


Please note: Students should have a finished (or almost finished) project for this class.
Lesly is an amazing teacher and human being. She helped me a lot throughout this process of being a new mother. I hope I’ll keep photographing at home for a long-term project, documenting my son’s life and my motherhood experience.
—Cris (Florida)
Lesly's class was great, very inspiring and gave my daily life and family pictures a real purpose. I see the photos in a more artistic way now rather than just being there to document our life and family, and it feels good!
—Lara (France)

Lesly Deschler Canossi
Lesly Deschler Canossi

Lesly Deschler Canossi is a photographer, photography educator, and cultural producer. She holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography. She has taught at Columbia University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Cortona, Italy.

In 2016, she and Zoraida Lopez-Diago co-created Women Picturing Revolution — an organization dedicated to female photographers who have documented conflicts, crises, and revolutions in private realms and public spaces. WPR presented for Fast Forward: Women in Photography at the Tate Modern on the topic of their forthcoming book Representations of Black Motherhood and Photography, Leuven University Press: Spring, 2021.

Deschler Canossi recently created the panel, Urgent Pictures! Photographs of Unrest Reconsidered, Focus on the Story photography festival. Her ongoing personal photographic project Domestic Negotiations explores autonomy, partnership, and the role of the mother as artist.

Lesly teaches photographing domestic life   for StrudelmediaLive.