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Student Development Program

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is proud to host Flash Powder Projects’ Student Development Program. This program gives emerging photographers valuable knowledge and guidance on how to move their careers forward, establish goals for their work, and create plans to get exposure for their projects. The one-day program gives photographers insight, direction, and knowledge to confidently work toward developing their post-graduate photography careers. In conjunction with Flash Powder’s Making Muses exhibition.
Must be a student currently enrolled or recent graduate to participate
Saturday, May 21 10am-4pm
Location: CPAC 3636 Chestnut Pl. Denver (Ironton Studios)
Cost: 60.00
Limited to 20 Participants


10:00am: Lecture – Create Demand for Your Art
This lecture highlights innovative programs that engage audiences with photography and encourages photographers to take the initiative to build collectors for their work.
11:30am: Break-Out Session #1
Photographers will break into small groups to receive feedback on their portfolios from Jennifer Schwartz or David Bram. Two groups will participate in this session, and the other two groups will participate in the 12:15pm session.         Direction will focus on future application of photographers’ skills.
12:15pm: Break-Out Session #2
1:30pm: Lunch
2:30pm: Panel Discussion: Forms of Photographic Practice
Sarah LaVigne, Photo Director, Yoga Journal and Picture Society
Preston Utley, Wedding Photographer
4:00pm: Open Portfolio Walk with guest reviewers
All participating photographers will have the opportunity to display their work to the public with special guest reviewers walking through.
About Jennifer and David
David Bram is the editor, founder, and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art, contemporary photography. Fraction Magazine brings together diverse bodies of work by established and emerging artists from around the globe. Fraction Magazine was founded in 2008, is published on a monthly basis, and has shown portfolios from more than 350 photographers.
Jennifer Schwartz is the creator/director of Crusade for Art, a non-profit organization focused on cultivating demand for art, specifically fine art photography. Jennifer believes in empowering photographers to be innovative and create audiences for their work. She formerly owned and directed a fine art photography gallery in Atlanta, the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, for five years and created the online project, The Ten. In the Spring of 2013, she traveled around the country in a 1977 VW bus, engaging audiences with photography. Her book, Crusade For Your Art: Best Practices for Fine Art Photographers was published in March 2014.
David and Jennifer both regularly participate in portfolio review events such as Fotofest, PhotoLucida, Review Santa Fe, PhotoNOLA, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Medium, Filter and others. They both were invited at curators to the Lishui Photo Festival in Lishui, China in 2011 and travel around the country giving talks, guest-lecturing at universities, leading workshops and hosting photographic retreats.
They each have unique and complimentary skill sets and photographic backgrounds. David’s specialties include editing and sequencing work, social media and new industry opportunities. Jennifer’s areas of expertise are writing artist statements, navigating the traditional avenues for exposure, and thinking strategically and creatively to determine target audiences.