Writing Artist Biographies and Statements with Laura Robertson
Monday, 14th March 7pm - 8:30pm
Imagine if the next email you wrote was so powerful that it captured the attention of your dream client.
You need to write! Something that doesn't come very easily to a lot of photographers. Yet written text is still the main way you will be found and visible online. It's an essential component of publications, exhibitions and proposals, not to mention your website and social media. The better and clearer your writing is, the quicker you will make progress in your career.
This session will be packed with writing tasks that people of all backgrounds can get involved in. It will be a good challenge with lots of peer support and feedback, designed to reinvigorate your sense of purpose and energy.
The 'artist's statement' refers to any of your writing that reflects your photography. How can you write about your own work in a clear, creative and personal way? We'll be looking at examples of other artists’ statements, collecting words and phrases that best reflect your work, and practising writing in different tones of voice.
Laura Robertson is one of the most popular and appreciated speakers we have had at Redeye. She's a writer, art critic, editor and lecturer based in Liverpool, UK, represented by United Agents, London. She is currently writing a creative non-fiction book about night terrors, grief and contemporary art.
Who is this event for?
This event is open to all. It’s particularly aimed at photographers and photographic artists either interested in setting up their own photographic or creative visual business, or in the early stages (first 3-4 years) of it. It will also be useful for anyone working as a photographer who is planning a change or feels their business could do with some refreshing, as well as recent graduates.
As with all Redeye’s events, the course is informal, friendly, welcoming and a safe space. We encourage attendance from all sections of the community regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or social class. We want everyone to be able to access this course so if you have any particular needs or restrictions, please let us know so we can work with you.
This event takes place on Monday, 14th March 7pm - 8:30pm, 2022.
There are 18 sessions in the full It's Your Business course which run across various dates from January to April 2022 - see here breakdown of dates. If you are interested in several sessions it's probably more cost effective for you to buy a full course ticket.
Online! You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. These events will take place over Zoom.
Tickets for individual sessions are £12.50 for Redeye members and a full price ticket is £16.50.
Full course tickets are £145 for Redeye members and £190 for non-members.