The Art and Practice of Self-promotion in Today's Challenging Fine Art Market with Saul Robbins
Thursday, November 12, 2009 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type: Photography
Skill Level: Basic, Intermediate
Join Fine Art Photographer Saul Robbins for a lecture about his photographic work, and an introduction to the art and practice of self-promotion in today’s challenging fine art market. Since 1996 Saul has been living and working as a fine arts photographer in New York City, including exhibiting his work internationally and curating several well-received exhibitions. He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography and Pratt Institute, and serves as Board Member Emeritus at The Camera Club (CCNY), one of New York’s oldest arts organizations. Saul will discuss his knowledge and experiences, ranging from exhibiting his work to discussing the art of well-targeted self -promotional efforts to museums and galleries for greater recognition and exposure. Saul will begin by discussing his documentary approach to producing a fine art project, often exploring the intersection of private and public experience in the urban environment, and more recently, more personal dream-like images, many of which contain subtle messages conveyed through his minimalist approach. Following his slideshow, Saul will discuss some techniques and practices for promoting yourself in the Fine Art market. Editing work for a portfolio, targeting galleries and museums, preparing for interviews, and building promotional materials are just some of the topics that Saul will cover in his presentation.
Saul Robbins is interested in the ways in which people move through, relate to, and occupy their surroundings, especially the intersection of private and public experience in urban environments. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally, and featured in Aufbau, CPW Photography Quarterly, More Magazine, The New York Times, San Francisco Photo Metro, TAM, Wired, and others.
His work is in the collections of Alliance Capital, Hunter College, The Portland (OR) Museum of Art, and numerous private collections. His curatorial projects include Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of The Haggadah, (2009-2010); Regarding Intimacy, at The Karl and Bertha Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College (March - May 2007); and No Live Girls an installation of artist's videos at The Lusty Lady in San Francisco and Seattle (www.nolivegirls.org). In 1998 Robbins was awarded a NICA Stipendium to study on exchange at Berlin's Hoch Schule der Kunste while pursuing his MFA at Hunter College. He teaches photography at The International Center of Photography and Pratt Institute in New York City.
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