Meet the Reviewers:
1. Suzanne Camp Crosby
2. Cathy Dutertre, collaborator with Pierre Dutertre
3. Corey George
4. Jim Lennon
5. David Wheeler
6. Suzanne Williamson
Sunday, October 8th from 2-5 pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Third Floor
400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602
$45 for Members, $60 for Not Yet Members
(Become a Member here!)
How it works:
Six participants are invited to show their work to the review panel that is comprised of six professional photographers. Reviews will begin promptly at 2 pm on Sunday, October 8th.
Reviews will be 15 minutes in length, and we will take a break at 2:45 pm after the first three reviews have been completed. Reviews will resume at 3 pm and end at 4 pm. From 4 – 5 pm there will be an “Open House” where participants will digitally display their work and receive feedback from the group.
If you wish to have your portfolio reviewed by our panel of experts, sign up for a time slot in the registration form below. Payment can be submitted online or paid in person at the museum. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
What to bring:
-Up to 15 prints of your best work to be reviewed
-It is recommended to bring in prints in mats or sleeves (to ensure the safe handling and protection of your work)
-Prints should not be brought in framed
-20 x 24 is the largest preferred size print
-Please bring a thumbdrive with your digital files of your prints AND email them to email@example.com so that they may be included in the Open House slideshow
Here are the six professional Tampa Bay photographers who are graciously volunteering as portfolio reviewers. Each of these talented and successful people has areas of specialty, has taught or mentored photographers and has a deep understanding of what makes an image or a project work.
Fine Art Photography, photography educator
Suzanne Camp Crosby received her MFA from the University of South Florida in 1976 and began her teaching career as an Adjunct at the Ybor Campus of Hillsborough Community College, later becoming a full-time member of the art faculty, primarily teaching photography and serving as Program Manager for the Art and Dance programs until she retired in May 2015. She is currently working on her own photography projects and is involved in supporting and promoting the arts in Tampa Bay. She has recently become a docent at the Tampa Museum of Art and serves on the advisory board of The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.
In addition to her profession as an educator, Ms. Crosby is a highly regarded artist whose work has been exhibited and collected across the United States. As a working artist/photographer for over forty years in the Tampa Bay Community, Ms. Crosby received honors such as the Florida Fine Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 1979 and 1989 and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County Emerging Artist Grant in 1991. She was commissioned by The City of Tampa Public Art Program to photograph Tampa for the 2004 Big Picture Project as the second Photographer Laureate for Tampa. Her photography is represented by Julie Saul Gallery in New York City.
Documentation of the arts including live performance, visual arts and artists
Jim Lennon is an award-winning writer, designer, and photographer, and an adjunct professor at The University of Tampa. His photographic focus is documentation of the arts: live stage performances of orchestras and other musical ensembles, ballet and modern dance companies, writer, poets, and other performers, and documentation of the works and exhibits of visual artists. Jim teaches Creativity at the University of Tampa and is the recipient of two Individual Artist Grants from Arts Council of Hillsborough County.
His work has appeared internationally and is in the permanent collections of the University of South Florida Marshall Center, The University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, The Florida Orchestra, and many other local regional and national performing arts organizations.
Fine art photography, curator and consultant to photographic artists
Cathy Dutertre is a fine art photographer who teaches workshops at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. She is a co-founder of the United Photographic Artists Gallery, an online fine art photography gallery that provides emerging artists with a platform for their work, with both online and on-ground shows, including one at FMoPA last year and an upcoming exhibit in October. Cathy serves as a co-curator of exhibits for UPAG and other photography organizations, and consults with emerging and established photographers regarding the direction and technical aesthetics of their work. She and her husband Pierre have worked collaboratively to create their fine art works for many years.
Cathy is scheduled for a solo exhibit of her most recent body of work Quest an on-going series of ethereal self-portraits that probe the fragmented and shadowy space of dreams, memory and personal history in search of an elusive sense of self, purpose and place in this world.
Websites: http://www.pierreandcathy.com and http://www.upagallery.com
Photojournalism, and travel for editorial outlets
A journalism professor at The University of Tampa, David Wheeler teaches photojournalism and shoots photos for both local and national news outlets. As a journalist and an academic, David enjoys writing about culture, politics and technology for some of the nation’s most high-profile news outlets, including CNN and The Atlantic. His Atlantic article “Do Students Still Have Free Speech in School?” is required reading for a course at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
Fine Art Photography, Photography educator
Corey George grew up on his grandparent’s farm in upstate South Carolina, surrounded by farmers, old pine forests, wildlife, and Southern Democrats. His current work is a study of the rural landscape of the southern U.S., and documents how man and society has shaped and altered it over the past few decades, and continues to alter it in the pursuit of progress. Corey has exhibited his work throughout the United States, most recently in the juried exhibition, Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration that was installed simultaneously at The Ringling, the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Museum of Art. The exhibition featured 57 artists from Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota County, highlighting the diversity and talent of local artists. His photographs have been published nationally, including in the Oxford American and Lenscratch.
Corey received a BFA cum laude in Photography, at Memphis College of Art in Tennessee and his MFA in Photography, at University of Georgia, Athens. He is currently a Lecturer in Art and Design at the University of Tampa.
Fine art photography, photo editor, artist consultant
Photographic artist Suzanne Williamson works in the American landscape altered by human habitation. She has photographed owners and animals on family farms, rockshelters used by prehistoric hunters and ancient Native American ceremonial sites made with earth and shell. Suzanne has exhibited nationally and internationally, receiving awards and artist fellowships to MacDowell and Yaddo. Her collaborative exploration of Florida’s mounds with writer John Capouya was exhibited at the Morean Arts Center in 2011. She also shoots travel and portrait images for journalism projects.
In New York City Suzanne directed photography galleries, managed a private photo collection, then became the Photo Editor of ARTnews magazine. Recently in New York she consulted with visual artists on brand and project promotion while directing a private photo foundation. She is now expanding her business to serve artists in our region.
Publication in Tampa Bay Times, click through images for Suzanne Williamson portraits: Frankie Gearing portrait