Wondering how to jump-start your photography in the New Year? Have your work reviewed by a panel of professional photographers at FMoPA! Members and Not Yet Members will receive feedback and advice on going forward with their goals and projects.
Portfolio Reviews are conducted by outstanding local photographers whose expertise includes artistic, editorial, documentary and journalistic practices.
When: Sunday, January 13 from 1-5 pm
Where: Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Third Floor 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200 Tampa, FL 33602
Price: $45 for Members, $60 for Not Yet Members (Become a Member here!)
Six participants are invited to show their work to the review panel that is comprised of six photography professionals. Reviews will begin promptly at 1 pm on January 13, 2019.
Reviews will be 20 minutes each in duration, and we will take a break at 2:10 pm after the first three reviews have been completed. Reviews will resume at 2:25 pm and end at 3:35 pm. From 3:40 – 4:30 pm there will be an “Open House” where participants will digitally display their work and receive feedback from the group. Friends and FMoPA Members are invited to join participants at the Open House. From 4:30 – 5:00 pm participants are invited to view the museum exhibitions.
A maximum of 15 prints that represent your best work, to be reviewed – 20 x 24 is the largest preferred size print. It is recommended to bring prints in mats or sleeves (to ensure the safe handling and protection of your work). Prints should not be brought in frames. Please bring a thumb-drive with the digital copies of your prints AND email them to firstname.lastname@example.org so that they are included in the Open House slideshow
Below are the six professional Tampa Bay photographers who are graciously volunteering as portfolio reviewers. Each of these talented and successful individuals has unique areas of specialty, and has taught or mentored photographers. They have a deep understanding of what makes an image or a project work.
“I have a strong desire not only to take pictures, but to share the experiences of my subjects, and hopefully, to give something back to them through the act of recording their lives.”
I began photographing for my school newspaper in the 9th grade. Being a photojournalist has been my passion for over 30 years. In 1995 I received my MFA in photography from The Hartford Art School.
I have exhibited awardwinning documentary projects in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Kentucky and California and was selected to be the first Photographer Laureate
for the city of Tampa in 2003. Through grants, commissions and self funding I have dealt with the issues of inclusion, health care, cancer survivors, welfare, the environment, immigration and aging.
After living in western Massachusetts for 6 years I am back as Director of Photography at the Morean Arts Center re developing the photography and digitals arts program.
Henthorne is an international award winning artist, whose signature style is minimalistic high contrast black and white fotography. His work is deeply influenced by his passion for the oceans of the world, more specifically those intersections of ocean and earth that lend themselves to his visions of uninterrupted time.
His waterscapes are created using Epic Exposures one single shot where the shutter is open for up to 8 minutes. His process captures cumulative time and the output offers the viewer an experience that the human eye is unable to capture on its own an alternate perspective on reality where time is suspended.
Henthorne currently resides in Florida but spends many months abroad in his global travels exploring new interchanges of ocean and earth. His limited edition fotographic art works are featured in many shows, museums and private collections around the world.
Suzanne Williamson is an award-winning photographic artist whose evocative work in the landscape has been exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions. Suzanne’s photographs are in a number of museum and private collections, including the Appleton Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris.
Awards include multiple fellowships to MacDowell and Yaddo art colonies and Florida Creative Capital workshop grants. Her pictures have been published in such outlets ARTnews, Arts Magazine and the Tampa Bay Times. Williamson studied photography at SUNY, College at Purchase and at the International Center of Photography. During her professional career in New York City, she was the Photo Editor of ARTnews, directed photography galleries and managed a private contemporary photography collection. Currently working in the curatorial department at the Tampa Museum of Art, she continues to provide marketing, PR to individual clients in Tampa and New York City.
Jaime E. Aelavanthara
is an Assistant Professor and head of the Photography program a the University of Tampa. She received her BFA in Imaging Arts from the University of Mississippi and her MFA in Photography from Louisiana Tech University. Her photographs have been shown nationally and internationally in venues such as the SOHOPhoto Gallery, NY, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, and at SEITIES Gallery in Calgary, Canada. She has been a finalist in 2014 and 2015 for the Clarence John Laughlin Award, which recognizes photographers who utilize the medium ofphotography for creative expression. In 2017, she won SOHO Photo Gallery’s 2017International Portfolio competition and was awarded a solo exhibition at SOHO Photo Gallery in New York. Most recently, her work was published in Christina Z Anderson’s book Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice. Jaime Aelavanthara participates in the larger artistic community as a member of the faculty at the Maine Media Workshops, and is a visiting lecturer at various schools and conferences including The Society for Photographic Education and Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC).
Department of Art + Design
University of Tampa
Fine Art and Editorial PhotographySteven S. Gregory is a photographic artist who’s work is rooted in his innate curiosity. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1984 receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Photography. His first public showing was in the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts were he was chosen as the Best Emerging Artist. Since then he has received a Hillsborough County Individual Artist Grant, a State of Florida Artist Fellowship, and was commissioned as a City of Tampa Photographer Laureate.
Gregory’s photographs are in numerous collections throughout the country, including: Polk Museum of Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Florida State University, Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP, Robert & Elizabeth Sanchez Collection, and the City of Tampa Public Art Collection. Steven’s work has been featured in a variety of publications, such as Camera Arts, Florida International Magazine and Color magazine, just to name a few. During this time he has lectured and participate in numerous community projects ranging from artist round tables, to a Self Employment in the Arts Conference.
He is currently represented by Rollin’s Fine Art.