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March 21-23, 2024

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Portfolio Reviews

Saturday, November 03 - 12:00PM to 2:00PM

A chance to meet more formally with people to discuss your work.  Please read the reviewers info to make sure your work is relevant to what they are reviewing.  Signup will be at conference check-in on Friday.

Julie Anand, Saturday 12:00 - 2:00

Julie Anand is Associate Professor at Arizona State University's School Art where she teaches within the Photography program and also developed the transdisciplinary course, Art & Ecology. Her current ongoing collaborative project with artist Damon Sauer, Ground Truth: Corona Landmarks, involves documenting Cold War satellite calibration targets and mapping current satellites into the skies above. The project has received critical attention in Hyperallergic, Wired, National Geographic, and Harper's. She is quite excited to respond to artwork of all kinds by anyone looking for feedback.

Alison Carey, Saturday 12:00 - 2:00

Alison Carey's work explores the landscapes of Earth, Moon and Ocean. Her photographic constructs are influenced by biology and paleontology, natural history, and the geology of our planet and moon. Carey is an Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago where she has been teaching photography for the past 11 years. She has an MFA from University of New Mexico and a BFA from School of Visual Arts, NYC. Carey exhibits her work in art and science museums throughout the USA. She is interested in reviewing work from grad students and undergraduate students, particularly those who are thinking about applying to graduate school.

Tamara Cedra, Saturday 12:00 - 2:00

Tamara Cedré was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Central Florida. She studied at the University of Florida where she received BFAs in Photography and Graphic Design. Shortly after, she was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation fellowship to study under Rineke Dijkstra at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Tamara completed her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art where her studio research tested photography as a personal, political tool of documentation. Her photographs, video and filmic installations have been exhibited across the country and featured in publications on the web. Her recent work mines historical and personal archives that articulate diasporic identity shaped by the colonial status of her family's homeland of Puerto Rico. This Fall, her work will be featured in Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography's exhibition and curated publication, Take the Picture: Capture, Collect, Archive, Photograph and the academic journal Transforming Anthropology by Harvard University Press. She currently teaches photography in Southern California and spends her summers on the island.

Tamara is interested in assisting undergrads develop their portfolios for future application to MFA programs

Rachel Cox, Saturday 12:20 - 2:00

Rachel Cox is an artist living and working in Iowa City, IA. Her work has recently been presented internationally at the Centro National de las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing, China; Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; and PHOTO London fair, United Kingdom. Cox has shown work nationally at the Houston Center for Photography, TX, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, PA, and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA. Her work has recently been published in Vice Magazine, The Guardian, HuffPost, and British Journal of Photography. Cox received her M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico in 2013 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Iowa.

Cox welcomes all types of works in progress and completed portfolios that are conceptually driven. She is especially interested in speaking with undergraduate students who are interested in graduate programs.

Christopher Kern, Saturday 12:00 - 2:00

Christopher Kern has been shooting and producing commercial photography projects since 2003.  He has a MFA in Photography from the prestigious Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.  Along with his freelance photography work, he has been utilizing his MFA as a photo instructor since 2009.  Currently Program Lead + Assistant Professor of Photography at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA.  His work has been featured in the industry by; PDN, CMYK, IPA, and the APA.  Photographically he is looking to create imagery that is – aspirational, yet attainable.  His true passion is for the people he encounters; either it be as a portrait subject, fellow creative, student or stranger.  While his commercial work has taken him all over the United States and Internationally – He calls Riverside home, where he lives with his wife Nikki and daughter Eva James.

Student/Professional Work - Related to Portfolio Presentation & Development, Portraiture, Art for Commerce, Commercial, etc.


Christopher Kern
Christopher Kern
Julie Anand
Julie Anand
Rachel Cox
Rachel Cox
Tamara  Cedra
Tamara Cedra

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