Photo Career Mapping: A Two-Day Workshop on Your Portfolio and Your Photobook | October

Photo Career Mapping: A Two-Day Workshop on Your Portfolio and Your Photobook with David Bram and Melanie McWhorter

Date  | Saturday & Sunday, October 27-28, 2018

Time | Saturday – 10am – 3pm workshop + 5pm – 6:30pm lecture open to public & workshop participants

10am – 3pm Sunday

Guest Instructors  |  David Bram and Melanie McWhorter

Location | Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204

Cost  | Non-Members $360   Members $324  workshop + lecture

Lecture only: Non-Members $45   Members $41  

Skill level  |  Beginning to Intermediate

This two-part workshop is split over two days for a lecture/hands-on experience, allowing artists to view examples of cohesive projects, and successful book designs. We will briefly discuss preparing for portfolio reviews, writing artist statements, editing, sequencing and storytelling. The instructors will introduce ways that the artist can use the photobook as a vehicle for their photographic project, making mock-ups of the proposed book, working with publishers versus self-publishing, approaching bookstores, marketing and publicity, editing and sequencing, among other topics.

David and Melanie have a combined experience of over 40 years in the photobook community.

Materials Needed:

Portfolio of work that may or may not be book ready. Up to 30 good quality prints of reasonable size (8×10 or 11×14, i.e.). Artists may show digital images, but this may make sequencing and editing more difficult.

David Bram – is the editor, founder and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art, contemporary photography. Fraction Magazine was founded in 2008 and has shown portfolios from more than 350 photographers. David is also the co-creator of Flash Powder Projects, which hosts invite-only retreats for photographers and works collaboratively with artists to publish truly beautiful photobooks in small, exclusive editions. In 2017 David founded Fraction Editions, a new book publishing company.

David Bram has reviewed portfolios at over 30 national events including Review Santa Fe, Fotofest, PhotoLucida, PhotoNOLA, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Medium, Filter and Colorado Photographic Arts Center. He was a juror for Review Santa Fe in 2010 as well as a frequent juror for Critical Mass. In September 2010, David was the recipient of the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Rising Star Award. In 2015, David curated Fraction of a Second, a group exhibition of 45 Fraction photographers for the University of New Mexico Art Museum and 516 Arts.

Melanie McWhorter – has been consulting with photographers for almost two decades. After moving to New Mexico in 1997, she managed the internationally recognized photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space until 2016.

She has gained a reputation as a knowledgeable photography professional; has been interviewed about photography in numerous print and online publications including PDN and NPR’s The Picture Show; has judged the prestigious photography competitions including Women Photojournalists of Washington’s Annual Exhibition and Fotografia: Fotofestival di Roma’s Book Prize; has reviewed portfolios at Fotografia, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe and PhotoNOLA; and taught and lectured at numerous venues including PhotoNOLA and University of North Texas. Her website is