With a curatorial and educators background, I can provide creative feedback on project-based work from both emerging and established artists.
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"I am always open to discussions about editing and sequencing to create a stronger, cohesive body of work and can provide valuable insight about the exhibition process and best practices for creating strong exhibition proposals."
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.
Filter Photo is a non-profit organization supporting emerging and professional artists working with photography. Filter organizes the annual multi-day Filter Photo Festival in Chicago each fall as well as programming year-round at Filter Space which hosts social, educational, and professional development activities, including exhibitions, workshops, and lectures.
Murray is a founding member of the curatorial collective The Exhibition Project which curates photography related exhibitions engaging new audiences with emerging artists. She is Instructor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago and an independent artists' consultant and mentor working with artists on project development and exhibition preparation.
Murray is a frequent portfolio reviewer and juror at photography events across the US, including FotoFest, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, Society for Photographic Education, and Filter Photo. She received an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2002.
You may be a beginner or an experienced artist – there is always the challenge and chance to move higher. I am committed to helping you make this move happen.
My aim is to support emerging artists, including students, working in a field related to photography or video. I can provide valuable insight into artistic practices and assist in all stages of your creative process from initial conceptualization to the verbalization of your work.
I am curious to know your thoughts and excited to see your work. I am happy to mentor and facilitate your projects, share my contacts, and give feedback on your work whether you are an emerging young photographer or a more established artist.
I am always looking for new talents and interesting artists who are making special and unique work.
I am currently curating exhibitions on young photography for 2018 and 2019. I am mainly interested in reviewing creative photography, documentary photography and photojournalism.
We might provide artists with an opportunity to exhibit and participate at the Encuentros Abiertos in Argentina and many other exhibitions or projects that we curate for different institutions around the world.
I’m interested in all types of independent and innovative photography, conceptual as well as subjective documentary.
As a specialty, I’m offering advice and introductory essays to photobooks in progress.
We are actively seeking an international mix of artists who are at a critical point of their career and would benefit from exposure through exhibitions and essays.
With a versatile background in documentary storytelling, my focus is on how to build a stronger narrative, whether it is a book project or an essay. I am very curious to review projects with an in-depth and personal approach.
I am looking for work that might be exhibited at the PhotoVisa festival and published in resources that I am connected with.
I am interested in discovering and helping new talents to develop, but I also like working closely with established artists who want some honest and constructive feedback about new projects.
I will discuss your work and give you advice on how to develop as an artist. I may hook you up with the right people to reach your goals and perhaps even facilitate publication in the magazine KATALOG.
We do not only publish books and market those through our offices in the USA, the UK and The Netherlands but also actively work together with our artists to help them with their careers.
Advice will be given on where to go next or how to develop your practice on the basis of the work seen/routes into photography/getting your work out.
I am interested in long term projects with a documentary background. My approach is analytical, in-depth, and honest.
As a reviewer, I am interested in seeing contemporary work made by photographers and media artists from around the world, especially documentary, social and conceptual work.
I look at work from around the world for possible exhibition, collecting, or educational programming. I am drawn to work that is layered - visually or conceptually - and push the boundaries of traditional photography.
As a reviewer, I see my role as both a sounding board, a strategist for the development of the work and a professional who can provide valuable insight into ways artists can strengthen their work.
I am interested in reviewing many kinds of artworks, no matter what medium is used. I can also assist artists with practical advice and information about the art scene, people or institutions.
I am able to assist photo artists through publishing work in Next Level Magazine, monographs, and selection towards international photography exhibitions curated by Next Level Projects.