Professional Development Seminars

Whitehall Houston Hotel
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FotoFest organizes two professional development seminars during the Biennial to provide learning opportunities for photographers, photographic artists, and arts professionals.Conducted by some of the most respected photography experts in the field today, these seminars aggregate decades of invaluable information and practice to further professional careers and stimulate appreciation for the art of photography.

Seminars are held at the Whitehall Houston Hotel, located at 1700 Smith Street in Downtown Houston, 77002.

Click here to make a reservation at the Whitehall Houston Hotel.

How Stories Choose Us

in collaboration with Magnum Photos

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Social Media Strategies for Visual Artists: Ideas + Information

with Mary Virginia Swanson

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

How Stories Choose Us

Above: Lindokuhle Sobekwa, I carry Her photo with Me, 2017. Book dummy, p. 10–11.

Found notebook, photo print, adhesive, silkscreen. Courtesy the artist and Magnum Photos.

Thursday, March 12, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Whitehall Room, The Whitehall Houston Hotel

Organized by Shannon Ghannam and Amber Terranova of Magnum Photos, How Stories Choose Us is a two-part seminar focusing on the ways narratives arise within a photographic practice, how to identify those narratives and develop them into compelling projects. Ghannam will use examples of projects from Magnum photographers and other leading practitioners, followed by Terranova in conversation with Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Magnum photographer and FotoFest Biennial 2020 exhibiting artist.

Whitehall Houston Hotel
March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
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