Notes on my Photo Retreat in Corona, New Mexico

Just about two weeks ago I returned from an AMAZING trip to one of my favorite places in the country, New Mexico.  This trip was an invite-only roundtable workshop hosted by David Bram of Fraction Magazine and Jennifer Schwartz of Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta (she also recently started the Crusade For Art).   The focus of the retreat was not a technical, creative or portfolio building one; instead its intention was to focus on what I find I think I always need most help with – strategy.  Some of the things we worked on included editing and sequencing images, writing powerful artist statements, developing a plan for gaining exposure, tackling social media, and identifying target collectors and galleries.  Sounds serious, and semi-corporate right?  Well these are all things an artist needs to be proactive about and, at least for me, can be a challenge to navigate.  David and Jennifer are quite a dynamic duo, and I now consider them pseudo-parents… or, at least the ones that I can go to for all help on for photo strategy-related items (but maybe some personal issues too!).

So, I want to thank David and Jennifer for being so awesome, as well as a shout out to the other 3 talented photographers who were a part of the group:  Heather Evans Smith, Marina Font and Lisa Blair.  I highly recommend you visit their websites and check out their photographs as they all have beautiful and inspiring bodies of work!  Also, one of the highlights of the trip included a BBQ with guests Katherine Ware, photo curator for the New Mexico Museum of Art and fine art photographer Daniel Coburn (whose work you should also check out) – definitely one of the most fun nights at the Ranch!

Finally, even though this was not a trip focused on creating images, I certainly couldn’t help myself from making some (these are all i-Phone images, still waiting on film to be processed).  New Mexico is a magical place with expansive skies and diverse terrain (and very little service when you are in the remote town of Corona).  Some of these photos were taken at the 18,000 acre Ranney Ranch where we stayed, while others were taken on our awesome trip to White Sands National Monument (you’ll be able to spot those).  Enjoy 🙂

Photos From DCCP “Family” Exhibition

Just received some installation shots from the DCCP exhibition, Family! Can you see mine?? Hint.. upper right hand corner.

Not quite sure a 10.5 x 13″ print holds up so well in a huge industrial space, but still, I am honored to have a piece hung among such wonderful images.

 

Jack Kennedy and Mardee Included in DCCP “Family” Exhibition

Pleased to announce that my photograph Jack Kennedy and Mardee After the Service, Savannah will be included in a group exhibition at the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography.  The show is dedicated of family, and all included artworks were juried by Aline Smithson, photographer and photo writer.

The details:

Family

Show dates: January 12 – February 2
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2013 (6:30-9:30 pm)

“The Photographic Dialogue has never been so filled conversation about family–
interpreting ourselves and those we love through images is an important way of creating universal stories. Photographers today have become participant observers of their own familial settings, reflecting a reality and insight of those they share their lives with. We are turning our lenses homeward, to capture worlds that are familiar, yet charged with history and emotion. This exhibition is about seeing beyond the front door and the birthday party smiles, it’s about the pathos and poignancy of parenthood, of aging parents, of loss, of joy, of loneliness…it’s about all the things that make us human in the every day drama played out in our own backyards.”-Aline Smithson.

Exhibiting Artists: Renate Aller, Sarah Austin, Lisa Blair, Aaron Blum, Judi Bommarito, Kristy Carpenter, Kendall Davis, Dennis DeHart, Kaity DeLaura, Ali Elisabeth, Mary Fashbaugh, Martha Flemming-Ives, Susanna Gaunt, Bruce Giffin, Tytia Habing, Jessica Harvey, Elise Hibbard, Bootsy Holler, Scott Hubener, Tony Jacobs, Mary Johnstone, Julia Kozerski, Natalie Krick, Elizabeth Libert, Rachel Loischild, Beth Maier, Ann McNamee, Maggie Meiners, Hye-Ryoung Min, Carisa Mitchell, Jennifer Murray, Kate Parker, Sarah Podles, Lori Pond, Donna Rosser, Michael Sakasegawa, Andi Schreiber, Arpita Shah, Donita Simpson, Eric Smith, Stafford Smith, Ursula Sokolowska, Susan Swihart, Amanda Tinker, Julia Vandenoever, Michelle Wallace, Kari Wehrs, Eric Whitaker, Amani Willet

 

Working Hard on my Family Photography Business | Elizabeth Clark Photography

I have been extremely busy with my new family photography business, which has just a slightly different name than my full one : Elizabeth Clark Photography.  Fall is ripe with families seeking portraits of their loved ones.  I have also started to develop print products – something I have always enjoyed doing.  Take a look at the holiday cards I make as well as these awesome mini-accordion books – perfect for stocking stuffers!  Ok, enough shameless self-promotion.  Things will get back to hopping here soon with more Remi work and a potential book that is NOT self-published.

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