Workshops With Karen Marshall

Living Room Critiques

My living room critiques are small independent workshops that meet in my home in New York City.  These sessions offer an intimate but structured environment where the photographer receives expert input and ongoing dialog with fellow photographers.  This supportive setting is for photographers who enjoy working independently, but also appreciate structured critiques and group.

I am also available for individual sessions if that works better for your schedule.  Please refer to my one to one sessions here or contact me here and I will explain my rates and packages available to work individually with you on your projects and portfolios.

Winter 2020

International Center of Photography

New York City

Developing Projects; Establishing a Vision

Thursdays 10-1PM

February 6 - April 2

(Every Other Week)

This course is for photographers ready to commit to a long-term project. Class discussions aid the process of cultivating each student’s personal intensions, while developing strategies to accomplish long-term goals. Participants are asked to examine how their “tool of choice” influences their overall approach and rendering of work. Class exercises show how various methods of grouping photographs can strengthen individual images, create series, and sequence and frame ideas. Students create focused projects, as assignments are tailored to meet individual needs. NOTE: This class meets every other week.



Maine Media Workshops + College

Rockport, Maine


Week Long Intensive

August 9th - 15th

Whether documenting a specific community, contemplating an interpersonal relationship, or capturing the highlights of a political or historical drama as it unfolds; visual stories have been a central theme in photography since its inception. Many photographers have talent yet lack basic understanding of how to creatively build a narrative out of their own images.

Using Maine as our sketch-pad, we will spend our week together, both photographing and in intensive critique. We will look at the stories we come across in the social landscape and explore various ways to articulate our observations in a single frame, and in groups of images seen together in concert.

By learning how to implement various editing and sequencing techniques participants will gain a strong foundation of how to organize their work into powerful visual narratives. We will consider how text, audio and video, and book design may support and/or expand our photographic practice.

The class will ruminate on how to develop images into coherent edits for portfolios, exhibitions, book projects, and clients.. Ultimately, our intensive week together will foster a deeper understanding of the visual story.

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