Exhibiting Photography

Exhibiting Photography : A Practical Guide to Displaying Your Work

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You have the camera, you have the skills, and you have the pictures. Now what? Author Shirley Read expertly leads you through the world of exhibiting your photography one minute detail at a time. From finding a space and designing the exhibition to actually constructing a show and publicizing yourself, every aspect of exhibiting your photography is touched upon and clarified with ample detail, anecdotes, and real life case studies. In this new and expanded second edition, Shirley Read further illuminates the world of social networking, exhibiting, and selling photography online so your work is always shown in the best light.

Packed with photos of internationally successful exhibitions, check lists, and invaluable advice, this essential reference guide will help amateur and professional photographers alike successfully showcase their bodies of work with confidence and finesse.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25.4mm | 1,247g
  • Focal Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0240820614
  • 9780240820613
  • 634,239

Table of contents


Chapter 1: Exhibiting Photography

Chapter 2: Your Resources File

Case Study 1: The Degree Show

Chapter 3: Archival Concerns

Chapter 4: The Transition from Making Work to Showing It

Case Study 2: Working Collaboratively-Creative Communities and Dialogues

Chapter 5: Alternatives: Looking for Independent Exhibition Spaces

Chapter 6: Doing It Yourself

Case Study 3: TRACE

Chapter 7: Approaching a Gallery

Chapter 8: The Curator's Role

Case Study 4: A Gallery and A Curation-Joy Gregory at Impressions Gallery

Chapter 9: Title TBD

Chapter 10: Forward Planning and Research

Chapter 11: Exhibition Texts

Chapter 12: Publicity Materials

Case Study 5: Dutch Photography Centres

Chapter 13: Mailing Lists and Audiences

Chapter 14: Thinking About Presentation

Case Study 6: Troika Editions: How To Start and Online Gallery

Chapter 15: Using the Exhibition Space

Chapter 16: The Practical Issues of Presentation

Case Study 7: Exhibiting Online

Chapter 17: Printing for Exhibition

Chapter 18: Pricing and Selling Work

Case Study 8: The Quest for a Digital Gallery

Chapter 19: Hanging the Show

Chapter 20: The Private View

Chapter 21: After the Private View

Chapter 22: In Conclusion

Appendix: Checklists

The Resources File

Offering Feedback

An Exhibiting CV

The Timetable

The Budget

The Press Release

The Invitation Card

Paper Sizes

The Toolkit

The Hanging Sequence

Organizing Teams

Photo Festivals

Possible Pitfalls of Exhibiting

Avoiding the Pitfalls

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"There is a crying need for a business perspective to the contemporary creative arts. My colleagues in the professional world rightly despair at the progressive reduction in confidence and breadth of knowledge of those wishing to enter the world of commerce."
-Geoff Clark, photographer and exhibitor with 40 years' experience
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