PhotoVox: May 2020 – Paper Makes A Difference


SPEAKERS | Veronica M. Cotter and Dennis Keeley

WHEN | Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 6:30 – 8 pm (online forum opens at 6:15 pm)

WHERE | ONLINE (through Zoom-link to attend is in the registration email)

COST | Free for CPAC Members; $10 for non-members

*The member discount is applied at checkout now*

ABOUT | For our May PhotoVox, we are excited to welcome audiences from all over as we come together online through Zoom for the very first time! For this special event we have invited Veronica M. Cotter, from Hahnemühle USA, and Dennis Keeley, Chair of Photography and Imaging Department at ArtCenter College of Design, to discuss the importance of printing and paper choice.

Join us to hear Veronica Cotter and Dennis Keeley discuss the following:

  • With the current Shelter-in-Place order there is the opportunity to focus on personal projects, including printing a body of photographic work and then editing those images to create a portfolio. Paper choice is an important consideration in this process.
  • When choosing paper, whether it be glossy, matte, smooth, textured, cool tone, warm tone, neutral tone, so much depends on personal choice and aesthetic.
  • Creative new ideas for print sharing and critique, including a mail share to start online critique with small groups of photographers and discussions to follow on Zoom or other social platforms.


Veronica M. Cotter has been in the Photo & Imaging Industry for forty years. She is currently the Education Development and Western Region Manager for Hahnemühle USA. Her career began in the world of analogue, specifically B&W. She worked for Oriental New Seagull, the silver gelatin paper used by fine art photographers, including Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, and many others. After a dozen years, Cotter joined ILFORD Photo, working with photographers, photo dealers, fine art labs, and photo educators. ILFORD continues to manufacture B&W film, darkroom papers, and chemicals. 

This background provided a significant foundation for her transition to Hahnemühle USA and digital media. The message remains the same. A photograph isn’t finished until it is printed. Cotter’s perspective provides the opportunity to connect with image-makers to discuss the importance of printing and paper choice.

Dennis Keeley is the Chair of the Photography and Imaging Department at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), he worked as an artist, photographer, teacher and writer for more than 25 years. He began his career in the field of music portraiture, working with some of the most notable names in the recording industry. Keeley worked with a number of clients including Sony, Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, and The New York Times. He was also a documentary photographer for the Getty Conservation Institute.  

His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Getty Center. His book, Looking for a City in America: Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go (Getty Publications), won numerous awards. 


PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at CPAC’s downtown gallery, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.