A conversation about the creation of a coherent and original body of photographs throughout all genres of the medium, and forming a sensibility that is unique to each and rejects conventional thinking. The discussion will center upon sustaining a meaningful relationship to our work, and how to move it forward in ways that maintain a sense of inquiry.
The discussion will then concern itself with how to share that work with an emphasis on originality being the best strategy for progress, and the many contexts available for work to be seen.
*This event is being presented in conjunction with Soho Photo Gallery's Portfolio Development Exhibition week.
Stephen Frailey is a photographer, writer and educator, and is the founder and Editor of Dear Dave, magazine since 2007. A book of short essays about contemporary photography, Looking at Photography, was published by Damiani Editore in 2020.
He was the Director of the photography program at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College from 1998 to 2004, and was Chair of the BFA Photography and Video Department at the School of Visual Arts and created the Auction for Photographic Education in Afghanistan to create a photography department at Kabul University in 2003.
He is Chair Emeritus of SVA The School of the Arts.
His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the International Center of Photography, New York; and the Princeton University Art Museum.
He has received two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and an Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant. His critical writing on photography has appeared in Artforum and Aperture.