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Friday, June 14, 2024

7:30 PM


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Fort Dearborn - Chicago Photo Forum Special Presentation

"Seating" is Limited

Thomas Werner

Have you wondered how to find the right place in the fine art world for you and your work? Ever asked yourself why some photographs are considered fine art and sell for tens of thousands of dollars while others are not exhibited at all?

Creating and properly marketing a body of fine art work can be instrumental in developing multiple revenue streams to support your business while at the same time keeping your vision fresh and alive. 

What is a fine art photograph? What is the correct market for your fine art work and how do you reach that market? How should you present your work to galleries, and create marketing materials and a Web site? What do galleries expect? Is an artist statement important? What is the role of social media? Are there alternatives to art galleries? Is book publishing a real option?

What about AI?

Join us for an online presentation with Thomas Werner the author of the book The Business of Fine Art Photography.

Thomas is author of the book The Business of Fine Art Photography, Routledge, New York, and The Fashion Image for Bloomsbury Publishing, London. He is a former New York gallery owner, former Director of the photography program at Parsons School for Design, and exhibiting artist show has been reviewed in The New Yorker Magazine. A creative consultant, Thomas works one on one with students, creatives, businesses, cultural institutions, and not for profits helping them refine their communications, and achieve their goals in fashion photography and the fine arts.

IG @Thomaswernerprojects

Thomas Werner: The Business of Fine Art Photography

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