Project Reviews with Karen Irvine

Date(s) - 03/02/2023
Time(s) - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Project Review Slots are SOLD OUT

APG is excited to introduce our Project Review series. Formerly known as Critique, this series brings in nationally recognized industry professionals to conduct mini-project reviews for APG members. APG Project Reviews 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 review process also offers participants the opportunity to observe and learn from other member 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 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.

For our first Project Review Session, APG is honored to feature, Karen Irvine, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago, as the guest reviewer. Join us for a rare opportunity to have your work critiqued by Karen Irvine.

Karen Irvine
Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Photography,
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College, Chicago

Karen Irvine is Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago. She has organized over sixty exhibitions of contemporary photography, at the MoCP and other venues including the Hyde Park Art Center;  Rockford Art Museum; Lishui International Photography Festival, China; Daegu Photography Biennale, South Korea, and the New York Photo Festival. Irvine has contributed texts to many publications including FOAM, Art on Paper and Contemporary magazines and monographs including Paula McCartney: Non-flights of Fancy (Princeton Architectural Press); Barbara Probst: Exposures (Steidl); Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson (MACK), and Go Down Moses by Teju Cole (MoCP/Candor Arts), amongst others. She has a BA in French and International Relations from Tufts University, Medford, MA, an MFA in photography from FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, and an MA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Museum of Contemporary Photography

The MoCP is a world premier college art museum dedicated to photography. Founded in 1976 by Columbia College Chicago as the successor to the Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Photography began collecting in the early 1980s and has since grown its collection to include over 16,500 objects by over 1,500 artists.

Website – Museum of Contemporary Photography


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, Listen and Learn or Listen & Learn.

Submit, Listen & Learn Option – is for members interested in submitting projects for review. APG Project Reviews are $15, and are open to APG members only.

The review session is limited to 10 member projects of 10-20 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.

Open to APG members – Join or Renew Now!


Submission Reg:        January 17 – February 26, 2023 at 10pm (MEMBERS ONLY) – $15
Listen & Lean Reg:    January 17 – March 2, 2023 at 5pm
– Members Free, Non-Members $10
Event:                            Thursday, March 2, 2023
from 7:00-9:00 pm EST
Location:                      Online
– Zoom link will be sent Thursday morning March 2, 2023

If you would 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.
  • Please note that review spaces are limited. Once registration has filled, you will have the option of signing up for the waiting list.


  • 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 Thursday, March 2, 2023 @5pm

Submit, Listen and Learn OPEN through Sunday, February 26, 2023 @10pm

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