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Jennifer Murray

Sustaining a

Creative Practice


with Jennifer Murray

This critique-focused workshop is an opportunity to share current photographic projects with peers, discuss project development overtime, as well as discuss best practices for preparing work for exhibition or professional portfolio reviews.  Conversation will be tailored to the groups needs for advancing their projects, finding avenues for sharing work within the community and sustaining a long-term project.

The workshop is ideal for photographic makers at any level of practice – career or hobby-based . The focus will be on developing a critical dialog and establishing good self-evaluation skills in addition to editing and sequencing a series of photographs.



Participants should plan to bring 1- 2 photo-based series as a digital PDF that they can share with the group.


About Jennifer Murray

Jennifer Murray is the executive director of Filter Photo where she directs the planning of Filter Photo Festival as well as programming at Filter Space gallery in Chicago.  She was director of Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, at Columbia College Chicago for eleven years where she organized a broad range of exhibitions in art and design.  She is an independent curator and educator teaching an ecclectic range of topics from darkroom and digital skills to portfolio development and professional practices for emerging photographers.  She is an instructor of photography at Loyola University Chicago and an artists’ consultant and mentor working with artists on project development and exhibition preparation.  She is a frequent portfolio reviewer and juror at photography events across the US including FotoFest, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, SPE, and Filter Photo.  Murray received an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2002.



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