Critique: Barbara Griffin (Online)

Date(s) - 11/10/2022
Time(s) - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Online - Zoom will be sent day of event to those Registered


APG is pleased to announce Barbara Griffin, Creative Director, Producer, Photo Editor, and Co-President of GriffinHall Photo Productions Services, LLC, as the guest reviewer for our November 2022 Online Critique. Join us for a rare opportunity to have your work critiqued by Barbara Griffin, whose decades of work in the industry work ranges from photoshoot direction and production, from exhibition curation to fine art photo book editing.

APG Critiques are a unique part of our member benefits program. They not only offer members the opportunity to get valuable feedback on their work from industry professionals. The critique process also offers participants the opportunity to observe and learn from other member photographer’s work.  The critique sessions are structured to allow 12 photographers to present their work, while up to 80 viewers attend the critiques via ZOOM. By including both presenters and observers, APG Critiques are meant to function as a kind of Master Class in photographic literacy, allowing all participants to learn more about the art of photography by seeing their work AND the work of their peers through the eyes of industry professionals.

Reviewer’s Bio

Barbara Griffin, Creative Director, Producer, Photo Editor, and Co-President of GriffinHall Photo Productions Services, LLC

Barbara Griffin is co-President of GriffinHall Productions, LLC, along with her business partner, Julie Hall. GriffinHall Photo Productions Services, LLC is a full-service production company created to produce exceptional photography for entertainment, advertising, marketing, and publicity purposes. As Creative Director, Producer, and Photo Editor, Barbara’s work ranges from photoshoot direction and production, from exhibition curation to fine art photo book editing. She has produced photography for major film studios, a global automotive company, Sony, CNN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Turner Sports and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers (SMPSP) named Barbara an Associate Member in 2021, an honor granted due to her exemplary leadership, management, and support of photographers’ careers both on and off the set. Additionally, she was named President Emerita in 2018, after 8 years of leadership at Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP). This non-profit arts organization produced the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the U.S.

Barbara currently serves on the board of War Toys; a California-based non-profit core mission is to advocate for children who have been affected by war. Unique, art-therapy-based collaborations with children amplify their voices and relay often traumatic accounts to audiences worldwide through exhibitions, presentations, and media engagement.

Formerly, Senior Vice President of Image Management for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Barbara was responsible for all photography created globally for Turner’s entertainment, animation, and news networks.

Twitter:          @barbaragriffin

Instagram:    @barbaragriffinrocks


Critique Guidelines

Online critique is limited to 10 photography reviews, and up to 80 observing participants. Critiques are moderated and timed by an APG Staff member, so everyone gets equal consideration. An APG moderator will also be responsible for the technical aspects of presenting selected portfolios via Zoom. This will allow participants the freedom to focus on their images and the reviewer’s comments.

At the end of the review there will be a Q&A, open to everyone, where all guests can ask questions based on that evening’s review.

APG Online Critiques have two registration options Submit, Listen and Learn or Listen & Learn.

Submit, Listen & Learn Option – is for members interested in submitting work for critique. APG Critique Submissions FREE, and are open to APG members only.

Critique is limited to 10 member portfolios of 10 images each. Submissions are juried by the reviewer. Reviewers are asked to choose the photographers they feel will benefit most from the comments they have to offer, and to choose work that they feel will be best suited to help observing participants learn from the critique process.

If you would like to present work, please keep in mind that the individual critiques are short, only 10-12 minutes – depending on the number of presenters. However, 10 minutes from an experienced reviewer can provide invaluable insight into a body of work. In order to get the most out of the time you have, we recommend submitting an artist statement along with your images, and to come prepared with one or two questions/objectives that you can share with the reviewer. This will allow the reviewer to address your individual needs in addition to giving their general comments about your body of work.

Listen & Learn Option – Not ready to show work? Not a problem, observing Critique is just as valuable. Register to be an observing participant and glean invaluable knowledge from industry experts that can be applied to your own work. The Listen and Learn Option is free to members, and non-members can register for a $10 fee.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for ALL levels of participation in Critique sessions.

Open to APG members – Join or Renew Now!


Submission Reg:        September 22-November 4, 2022 (MEMBERS ONLY) – Free
Listen & Lean Reg:    September 22-November 9, 2022
– Members Free, Non-Members $10
Notification:                Monday, November 7, 2022
Event:                            Thursday, November 10, 2022
from 7:00-9:00 pm EST
Location:                      Online
– Zoom link will be sent Thursday morning November 10, 2022

Please note the following deadlines.

  • Deadline to upload work and register for presenting work – Friday, November 4th @ 6:00PM EST 
  • Notifications will be sent out on the evening of Monday, November 7th to let registrants know if their work has been chosen.
  • Deadline for participants NOT presenting work is Wednesday, November 9th @11:00pm
  • On the day of the event, a ZOOM meeting link will be sent to all who registered.

If you’d like to present your work, please read the guidelines and register below.  In order to present work you must be a current APG member. Join or Renew Now!

All entries must be completed ONLINE. Do NOT email any image files

  • Complete Online Registration & Payment
  • Upload Files to the Dropbox link found in the payment confirmation.
  • Once you get this link, you must be logged into the website in order to successfully upload your work.
  • The reviewer will be selecting 10 photographers from all entries.

Prepare Text File and Images

  • Choose up to 10 images that you would like to submit for review.
  • Export/Save images as .jpg. Resize to 2100 pixels on the longest side.  Imaging Sizing Information
  • Rename files — with YOUR NAME and a SEQUENCING NUMBER (0 + #1-10) to indicate the order you would like to see them viewed in the critique. (Example: JanePhotographer_01.jpg).
  • OPTIONAL – Create a WORD document or PDF with your: Personal Info (name website/social media), a short Artist Statement (250 words max), and an Image list that includes the Image Number, Title, and Medium (archival pigment print, inkjet print, silver gelatin, cyanotype, etc.). NOTE: DO NOT send PAGES files.
  • Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the upload form that will allow you to upload your work.
  • Upload work requires (1) you be a current APG Member and (2) be logged into the APG Web site (Login – Atlanta Photography Group) to access the upload form.
  • After you successfully upload your files, you will see a message in your web browser saying “Thanks for your Submission”.
  • All payment & entries must be completed ONLINE.
  • If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact APG Programs Director, Nicole LeCorgne –

Listen and Learn registration OPEN through Tuesday November 9, 2022 @10pm

Submit, Listen and Learn CLOSED on  Sunday, November 6, 2022 @10pm

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