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A Career in Photography with Industry Insiders

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Bond Hall, Room 165

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A discussion organized and moderated by Mary Virginia Swanson with panelists Squire Fox, Rebekah Jacob, Maggie Kennedy and Mark Sloan.

Free and open to the public with a reception afterwards in Capers Hall Lobby. Sponsored by The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences and The Charleston Center for Photography. Special thanks to our sponsors/hosts: Stacy Pearsall, Director of the Charleston Center for Photography, and Tiffany Silverman, Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel.

Squire Fox, Professional Photographer, Charleston and New York City. Squire Fox graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in photography. He moved to NYC in 1993, assisting Bruce Weber, George Holz, Gilles Bensimon, and Mary Ellen Mark. Fox has developed an impressive client base that includes Vanity Fair, UK Condé Nast Traveller, Travel & Leisure, Target, Converse, Johnston & Murphy, Garden & Gun, and W. W. Norton & Company, recently adding motion to his award winning portfolio.  Fox is represented by Tricia Joyce, and travels between NYC and the surf in Charleston.

Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Gallery owner and Curator, Rebekah Jacob Gallery. Rebekah Jacob is an expert in the diverse art and photography of the American South. She opened Rebekah Jacob Gallery in Charleston in 2008, moving to its Upper King Street location in 2012.  Her gallery's principal focus is the representation of an international group of contemporary artists whose diverse practices include painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography and video.  RJG Clients include private collectors and public collections, corporate art consultants and interior designers.

Maggie Kennedy, Photography Director, Garden & Gun magazine. Maggie Kennedy is the photography director of Garden & Gun magazine. Since the premiere issue in 2007, she has helped shape the visual identity of the G&G brand. Kennedy previously worked as a creative director and producer of commercial photography in San Francisco and New York. Her work has been recognized with a National Magazine Award in General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2011 and by the Society of Publication Designers and Photo District News.

Mark Sloan, Director and Senior Curator, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Mark Sloan has been the director and senior curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston since 1994.  He has curated dozens of exhibitions featuring contemporary photographers. His own photographic works have been exhibited and published internationally. Sloan coauthored the book Rarest of the Rare: Stories Behind the Treasures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History with Nancy Pick in 2004, and has authored several books on historical photographic archives.

Mary Virginia Swanson, Author, Educator and Consultant. Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator and consultant who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences and present their work in an informed, professional manner. Her advice on marketing opportunities has proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. Swanson coauthored Publish Your Photography Book with Darius Himes (2011); her forthcoming title Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs will be released in 2013.