Portfolio Reviewer – 2021 LACP Exposure Weekend

I am very honored to join Los Angeles Center of Photography’s (LACP) 2021 Exposure Weekend that will occur January 21 – 24th, 2021. Like many such art events during this pandemic, this will a series of virtual (Zoom) portfolio reviews. This will be my fifth year participating in this event and I have had an opportunity to see some really stunning artwork. So I am pretty hyped to participate.

I suspect there may be concerns with a virtual portfolio review, as there is a certain value when looking at the physical artwork. Having recently completed a virtual book development workshop on Zoom, where it can be difficult to virtually emulate a book object, I was pretty impressed when we discussed photographs for book projects. Similar to a portfolio review, we were able to share and discuss photographs as to the content, editing, relevance, concept and sequencing as it related to a specific photographic project.

Based on my early portfolio reviews, providing feedback as a LensCulture submission reviewer and the recent virtual workshop above, I think that this virtual portfolio review process will work just fine. This will be a great opportunity for individuals who do not live in the greater Los Angeles area to obtain some great feedback from a broad spectrum of the artistic community.

Registration for this event will open December 1st at 9am PST. Guessing that some curators, gallery owners and editors may have their dance card fill up relatively quick. So if you find yourself needing my feedback on your photographs as to the content, editing, relevance, concept and sequencing, especially as it related to a specific photographic project, that may or may not be intended for publishing, sign up for one of my time slots.

The list of other reviewers and pricing is on the LACP website.

btw, this will be the following weekend after my exhibition opening at Photographer’s Gallery (see below), so this will be a very busy start for 2021.

Also looking ahead for 2021, LACP has penciled me in for another Book Development workshop in March. At the moment, this will also be a virtual workshop on Zoom, four sessions of about 3 hours each on two consecutive weekends. More details coming soon.

Cheers,

Doug

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Exhibition:

January 16th – February 13th 2021; Photographs’s Eye gallery, Escondido, CA, a two-person exhibition that will feature my Memory Pods series (lens-based photography) in conjunction with the photographer Louise Russell. Exhibition reception is January 16th, 3:00 – 7:00 pm with reservations required to maintain social distancing.

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