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.

The International Center Of Photography in New York City

Spring 2018

Developing Projects: Establishing Vision

Thursday 10AM - 1 PM

April 12 - June 14

This course is for students ready to commit to a long-term project. Students cultivate ideas, discover personal intentions, develop strategies to accomplish long-term goals, and examine aesthetic and technical intentions when creating images. They focus on an idea, story, or theme to explore throughout the semester, and examine why they have chosen film or digital, 35mm or larger format, monochromatic or color, paper and printing technique or multimedia presentation. Class exercises show how various methods of grouping photographs can strengthen individual images, create series, and sequence and frame ideas. Students initiate photography projects and examine them within the context of established work in museums, galleries, books, and publications. Prerequisite: Photography II or portfolio review


Maine Media Workshops

Rockport, Maine

Summer 2018


A Weeklong Intensive August 12th - 18th

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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