Creating a strong portfolio is a must for any aspiring professional photographer to land gigs and clients. In this class each student’s photographs will be critiqued. Emphasis will be placed on the form/content relationship within each image as well as the techniques required to create the strongest possible sequence. Over one intensive day each student will take an existing body of work and collaboratively craft it into an effective portfolio.
The instructor is Michael Itkoff, an artist and Cofounder of Daylight and Fabl. Michael’s photographic and video work is in public and private collections in the United States and his work has appeared on the covers of Orion, Katalog, Next City and Philadelphia Weekly. Michael was the recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism (2006), a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council (2007), and a Puffin Foundation Grant (2008). He has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious blog and the Forward. Michael’s monograph Street Portraits was published by Charta Editions in 2009.