LAUNCH PARTY – FotoFika 2020 AllStar Trading Cards

Join us this Wednesday for an impromptu launch party to celebrate the start of our Kickstarter campaign. We are raising money to support the publication of photographs from all student participants in the 2020 Allstar FotoFika Trading Card project. We’ll unveil and unbox the BETA deck and officially launch the campaign.  Please share with family and friends: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spenational/fotofika-2020-all-stars-trading-card-projectWe’re inviting all our 134 […]

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FotoFika Workshop January 6

Reminder– We will be having a FotoFika Workshop on January 6 at 4PM EST to talk about teaching darkroom photography with reduced, distanced or non-existent class darkroom time. Online, Hybrid and Traditional all have their challenges and advantages and I am hopeful that once Covid no longer dictates our teaching we will emerge with more […]

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Ben Gest & Atget…..

This Wednesday Ben Gest will be joining us to continue our conversation about critiques, he’ll be introducing us to his critique software – Atget Studio. Atget Studio provides a simple digital platform that makes a back-and-forth exchange between creator and teacher fast and effective. Ask questions, share your art and receive critical and clear feedback […]

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Terry Barrett!

Please join FotoFika this week as Anne, Betsy and John host Terry Barrett for “Interactive Crits”an informal discussion of rationales and strategies for studio critiques during troubled times. 4pm EST – Wednesday, 11/18/20 Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93761631388 Terry Barrett is the author of books on criticism and aesthetics including Criticizing Photographs and CRITS. A new edition […]

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Critique

My thinking about critique was piqued for three (and then more) reasons this fall. Before the semester started in a meeting with John and Anne, Anne suggested we watch this video, The Room of Silence addressing ways in which some BIPOC students feel in critiques. I began to think a lot about race and critiques. […]

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Summer Workshops For Preparing for continued uncertainty in Fall 2020

I will be offering 4 workshops this summer, details for RSVPing will be forthcoming as we solidify. Workshops will take place on Wednesdays but unlike the regular FotoFika slot, we will meet from 2 to 4 (EDT). The dates and general topics are as follows: Workshops will be participatory and emphasize problem solving and solutions […]

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181 Cards and Counting!

The FotoFika Allstars trading card project is closing in on 200 submissions to date.  We have students from around the world including China, Australia and New Zealand.  Becky Senf, Anne, Betsy and I have reached to our network of artists, curators and programers and can confirm the participation of the following list of AWESOME (which […]

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Now What?

This week on FotoFika,  Stephanie DeMer will join us to talk about strategies for establishing healthy work/live/creativity balance during COVID 19.  DeMer is the Iowa Idea Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography at The University of Iowa, she holds an MFA in Photo + Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and as part of sustaining her artistic […]

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