Saturday, 2 April 2022: Milan 6pm - 8pm / London 5pm - 7pm / NYC 12pm - 2pm / Los Angeles 9 - 11amWorking in Commercial Photography Today with Olivia Gideon Thomson
Saturday, 9 April 2022: Milan 6pm - 8pm / London 5pm - 7pm / NYC 12pm - 2pm / Los Angeles 9 - 11amWorking in Fashion Photography Today with Chiara Bardelli-Nonino
Saturday, 23 April 2022: Milan 6pm - 8pm / London 5pm - 7pm / NYC 12pm - 2pm / Los Angeles 9 - 11amWorking in Fine Art Photography Today with Federica Angelucci
Saturday, 30 April 2022: Milan 6pm - 8pm / London 5pm - 7pm / NYC 12pm - 2pm / Los Angeles 9 - 11am
Portfolio Reviews with Course Mentors
Saturday, 7 May 2022
Course fee: £150 for 10 hours of teaching and 2 portfolio reviews
Limited number of participants: 30
Live on Zoom
For further information, please contact: Hannah Dunsmore.
The Working in Photography Today course is an opportunity for photographers and other creatives to gain insights and direction into building a successful career in photography from four industry experts: Emily Keegin, photo director of IBM; Olivia Gideon Thomson, founder and director of photo agency WeFolk; Chiara Bardelli-Nonino, photo editor of Vogue Italia; Federica Angelucci, senior partner at Stevenson Gallery.
The course will give participants a unique understanding of the behind-the-scenes decisions made by galleries, agencies and magazines when selecting and commissioning editorial, commercial, fashion and fine-art photographers. Each expert will offer practical advice on how to get work and the ins and outs of their respective fields.
Using case studies drawn from their own experience and work, the four industry experts will outline what working in photography looks like today, from idea inception to physical realization. This course provides specialist knowledge and advice, useful for anyone looking to progress their career in the photographic industry.
The course invites audience participation, with allocated time for a Q&A and group discussion. Each session will be divided into a one-hour presentation and one-hour seminar, preceded by a 15- to 30-minute group mentorship session with Self Publish, Be Happy director Bruno Ceschel. This course gives participants the opportunity to build a creative network and engage with industry experts in a friendly and intimate environment.
The course fee also includes 2 x 15-minute portfolio reviews held on Saturday, 7 May 2022. Once you’ve booked your place on the course, please email email@example.com to tell us who you would like to see for your portfolio reviews. Reviewers are Emily Keegin, Olivia Gideon Thomson, Chiara Bardelli-Nonino, Federica Angelucci and Bruno Ceschel. Each reviewer has 12 slots available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
This offer is available until 2 April 2022.
You can also book the classes individually for £30. There are 20 single tickets available per class.
Emily Keegin is a photo director and artist based in Oakland, CA. She has worked with TIME, ’Sup, MTV, COLORSxSTUDIOS, and Bloomberg Businessweek where she was deputy photo director. She was director of photography at the Fader from 2014 to 2019 and No Man’s Land Magazine from 2016 to 2020. She is currently the photo director at IBM. She holds a BA in photography from Bennington College and an MA in Fine Art Photography from the Royal College of Art.
Olivia Gideon Thomson started working in the industry in the mid-1990s as an assistant to Katy Baggott, Juergen Teller’s agent. By the time she left in 2003 she was a managing agent, having worked with other artists such as Dana Lixenberg, Stefan Ruiz, Koto Bolofo and Frederike Helwig. After turning freelance in 2003, she worked at advertising agency Mother advertising for a year bringing artists like Larry Sultan, Massimo Vitali, Stephen Shore and Broomberg + Chanarin into the advertising industry, later working as their agent as part of the Bill Charles Represents agency. She set up We Folk in April 2009; it has become one of the industry’s leading artist agencies, building and harnessing creative talent globally.
Chiara Bardelli-Nonino holds an MA in Philosophy; her dissertation looked at post-mortem photography. She is now senior visual editor of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue, the editor of Vogue.it’s photography section, and a curator for the Photo Vogue Festival, where fashion is explored from a sociopolitical point of view. Her focus on contemporary photography also sees her working on independent editorial and curatorial projects and juries. Recent projects include the co-curation of Aperture Summer Open: Delirious Cities and Looking On: Sguardi e prospettive sulla nuova fotografia italiana, and the curation of Paolo Roversi – Studio Luce, the largest monographic exhibition on the Italian photographer’s work, and the accompanying book designed by M/M Paris. She has also collaborated with, among others, the British Journal of Photography, PhMuseum, the Photocaptionist, Flash Art, Foam Magazine, Canon Student Development Programme, Metronom Gallery, Marsèll Paradise, and Creative Review.
Federica Angelucci was born in Italy and lives in Cape Town. After graduating in political science, she worked for Peliti Associati in Milan, and Magnum Photos in Paris. She is currently a partner at Stevenson, a gallery with spaces in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Amsterdam. Since joining Stevenson in 2007, she has focused on the gallery’s photographic programme, and the production of monographs and solo exhibitions for the artists it represents including Edson Chagas, Pieter Hugo, Zanele Muholi, Mame-Diarra Niang, Jo Ractliffe, Viviane Sassen, and Guy Tillim. She is regularly commissioned to write and to take part in discussion panels about photography.