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Survey Finds That Most Artists Don’t Make a Living From Their Artwork

Posted by on July 25, 2018 | Education

In a survey conducted by The Creative Independent, a publication funded by Kickstarter, over 1,000 artists answered questions about their financial wellbeing. Their answers revealed that most artists rely primarily on freelance and contract work to make an average of $20,000—$30,000 a year. Only 12% of surveyed artists listed gallery sales among their top three income... More

Great Reads on Photography to Begin Your Summer

Posted by on May 29, 2018 | Education

Summer is here, and that can mean…well, boredom if you’re used to being engaged during the school year. Have no worries — summer is a great time to work on that personal project you’ve been thinking about for months. Or reading some things that will expand your perspective on the medium you love best —... More

ICP and Eyebeam Are Hosting a Free Daylong Symposium on Imagery In Today’s Hypermediated World

Posted by on May 8, 2018 | Education

Entitled “Vision and Technology: toward a more just future,” the symposium will bring together artists, technologists and scholars to discuss questions such as “What does it mean for us to build toward just futures for our human and post-human selves?” and “How can visual technologies help both facilitate democratized representation and protect everyday security and... More

RIT Is Offering A Free Workshop For High School And Community College Photography Teachers

Posted by on April 24, 2018 | Contests/Events, Education

On May 18, the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT’s) photography department will produce a free workshop for high school and community college photography teachers. The objective is to bring teachers to RIT for the day, and inspire them by introducing them to leading photographic educators. At a similar event on April 13th, participants had presentations,... More

A Global Education: Studying Photography in France

Posted by on March 16, 2018 | Education

Photo © Philippe Vermés

Students who want to spend a semester learning photography in Paris’s picturesque historic district can do so through Studio Vermès, a professional studio run by portrait photographer Philippe Vermès and his assistant, landscape and still-life photographer Mathias de Lattre. Offered both in the fall and spring semesters, students from Columbia University, Wells College, Skidmore College, Sarah... More

A Global Education: Studying Photography in Italy

Posted by on March 15, 2018 | Education

With a backdrop of beautiful medieval villas, cathedrals and historic museums and galleries, Italy is home to Webster University photography students every spring for a two-week intensive photography class and, starting in 2018, an intensive video class as well. While the photography class focuses on digital photography, adding a video class broadens the learning objectives... More

A Global Education: Studying Photography in Japan

Posted by on March 14, 2018 | Education

A street in Kyoto leading to Yasakanoto pagoda in the distance.

Ever thought about taking your photography education overseas? For six weeks every other summer, Kyoto University of Art and Design in Japan hosts Indiana University students for an intensive program focused on photography, either still or motion. While run by Indiana University, the program is open to students from any accredited U.S. college or university in... More

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Apply for These Recently Established Scholarships at ICP

Posted by on March 13, 2018 | Education

Photography programs at reputable institutions can be prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, the International Center of Photography recently announced two new scholarships that significantly cut down on the cost of tuition. The first is the Reuters Scholarship for Visual Journalism, a full-tuition scholarship available to Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism students. Candidates are required to express the... More

Making A Guide for the Modern Photographer

Posted by on October 30, 2017 | Business/Marketing, Education, Media, Photographer Interviews

Photo © Claire Rosen

The traditional photography guidebook may be a relic of the past: A quick YouTube search can pull up nearly any camera function or technique you need to learn. But, as photographer Claire Rosen notes, technical skill does not equal mastery of the medium. Storytelling, originality and creativity are what elevate an image—and they are far... More