Looking to raise your photography to the next level this Fall? 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 photographers who exhibit their work around the United States and teach in the Tampa Bay area.
List of Reviewers
Robin Perry Dana
Will A Douglas
Pierre and Cathy Dutertre
Saturday, September 7th from 1-5 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 1 pm on Saturday, September 7th.
Reviews will be 20 minutes in length, 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 pm participants are invited to view the museum exhibitions.
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 thumb drive 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.
Assistant Professor, head of the Photography program in the Department of Art + Design, University of Tampa
Jaime E. Aelavanthara is an Assistant Professor and head of the Photography program at 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 SOHO Photo 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 of photography for creative expression. In 2017, she won SOHO Photo Gallery’s 2017 International 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).
International, Award-winning, Artist
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 artworks are featured in many shows, museums and private collections around the world.
Director of Articles Gallery, Curator, Photographic Artist
Robin Perry Dana, a native of Georgia, resides in St Petersburg, Florida where she serves as Gallery Director of Articles Art Gallery and Curator of its satellite gallery devoted to special exhibition projects, The Leslie Curran Gallery. She earned a BA in Studio Art from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta and an MFA in Photography from the University of Connecticut. She has exhibited her work up and down the east coast, taught photography in the US and abroad, judged, juried and curated countless art exhibitions, written on contemporary artists, and worked in book and magazine publishing.
Pierre and Cathy Dutertre are full-time collaborative artists, art consultants, mentors, educators, curators, and owners of a fine art photography gallery representing artists from the U.S. and Europe. Their goals reside in making an impact in the overall art community and giving, passing forward their knowledge and experiences. They hold multiple master’s degrees in fine art, physics and French literature and have 5 grandchildren.
Will Douglas is the co-founder and curator of Parallelogram Gallery a local artist run space in Tampa. In 2019 Douglas had a solo at Tempus Projects in Tampa, FL. He was included in numerous group exhibitions locally and nationally including Gravy Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Douglas published his first monograph FLAT PICTURES (YOU CAN FEEL) with AINT BAD early this year. Currently an adjunct faculty of art at the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa, and Hillsborough Community College, Douglas received a BFA in Photography and Film from VCU arts, and his MFA in Studio Art at the University of South Florida. Exhibitions and awards include the Review Santa Fe 100, a Top 50 Emerging Talent by LensCulture in 2015, Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration at The Tampa Museum of Art and Annuale X at the Light Factory in Charlotte, NC.