Time(s) - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online - Zoom Link in Email Receipt
Project Review with Rashod Taylor
The APG Project Review series brings in nationally recognized artists and industry professionals to conduct mini-project reviews. These reviews not only offer photographers the opportunity to get valuable feedback on their work from these experts in the field, but also offers participants the opportunity to observe and learn from other photographer’s work.
The review sessions are structured to allow 10 photographers to present their work, while up to 80 viewers attend the reviews via ZOOM. By including both presenters and observers, APG Project Reviews are a master class in photographic literacy, allowing all attending to learn more about the art of photography by seeing their work and the work of their peers through the eyes of these accomplished professionals.
For our January 2024 Project Review Session, APG is honored to feature artist Rashod Taylor as the guest reviewer.
Rashod Taylor (b.1985) attended Murray State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in art with a specialization in Fine Art Photography in 2007. Taylor favors traditional and lost format practice of photography silver prints and wet plate collodion process among them.
Taylor’s work uses portraiture to address themes of family, race, culture and legacy. The artist’s photographs are a window into the Black American experience. Taylor’s most well recognized work is an ongoing project Little Black Boy. The series earned him an Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture in 2021. His work has exhibited nationally and internationally and is actively collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (two works now on view in group show, Love Languages, through Sept. 2025)
Taylor has taught numerous workshops at Anderson Ranch Art Center. He has been invited to present lectures at Stanford University, George Washington University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Maine Media Workshop + College, Los Angeles Center of Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among other venues.
The artist is represented by jdc Fine Art and Obscura Gallery and has been included in group and solo shows, respectively.
Editorial clients include National Geographic, Essence Magazine, ProPublica, among others. His work has also been featured in CNN, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Forbes, Hulu, Buzzfeed News, Feature Shoot and Lenscratch.
Rashod Taylor lives in Springfield MO, with his wife and son.
PROJECT REVIEW GUIDELINES
APG Project Review sessions are limited to 10 photography reviews, and up to 80 observing participants. Reviews 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 projects 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 Project Reviews have two registration options: Submit for Review or Listen & Learn.
Submit for Review Option – is for those interested in submitting projects for review. APG Project Reviews are $25 for members and $50 for non-members.
The review session is limited to 10 member projects of 10 images each, and submissions are accepted on a first come first serve basis.
If you would like to present work, please keep in mind that the individual reviews 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 a review 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 Project Review sessions.
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Submit for Review Registration: Saturday, November 4, 2023 – Monday, January 8, 2024
Listen & Learn Registration: Saturday, November 4, 2023 – Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Event: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 from 7:00-9:00 pm EST
Location: Online – Zoom link will be sent in your purchase receipt.
If you would like to present your work, please read the guidelines and register below.
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All entries must be completed ONLINE. Do NOT email any image files
- Complete Online Registration & Payment – you will receive an upload link
- MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: Once you get this link, you must be logged into the website in order to successfully upload your work.
- NON-MEMBERS: Once you get this link, you DO NOT NEED need to be logged into the website in order to successfully upload your work.
- Upload Files to the Dropbox link found in the payment confirmation.
- Please note that review spaces are limited. Once registration has filled, you will have the option of signing up for the waiting list.
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.
- Members must 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 – programs@AtlantaPhotographyGroup.org