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Professional Development: Saul Robbins :: Vision and Style – Editing Images and Crafting Artists Statements for New Opportunities

ASMP NY is very pleased to present Saul Robbins again.

4 Tuesdays: July 12, 19, 26, and August 2

2.5 hours per class: 1-3:30 Eastern, 10-12:30 Pacific

Each participant will receive individualized attention at each class.

$400 members; $500 non-members REDUCED PRICE for four classes: $350 ASMP Members and $450 Non-members

How often do you start a big project without knowing how to describe it? While the images come easily, when opportunities arise, words float just out of reach, leaving our first drafts of an artist statement slow, if not frustrating, to articulate.

This engaging, hands-on workshop is designed to help photographers unite their images with written text, ready for immediate use as Artist Statements, Project Descriptions, Grant Proposals, Funding Applications, Residencies, Websites, and etc. 

Weekly meetings focus on reviewing and editing participants’ images for maximum impact while supporting and encouraging their ongoing creative efforts. At the same time, we will carefully examine their text, helping them to edit this integral piece for multiple professional outcomes. Collectively, we will support each other to best describe and apply our photographic projects and ideas to new audiences. At the end of this course, participants will have a firm grasp on their visual projects and accompanying artists statements, combining both into new ideas to promote that work and themselves for new opportunities.

Saul Robbins


Saul Robbins is interested in the ways people interact within their surroundings and the psychological dynamics of intimacy. His photographs are motivated by observations of human behavior and personal experience, especially when related to loss, unity, failure, and the latent potential of traditional photographic materials and personal history. Robbins is best known for “Initial Intake”, which examines the empty chairs of Manhattan-based psychotherapy professionals from their clients’ perspective; “How Can I Help? – An Artful Dialogue”,  a pop-up office into which he invites strangers to speak with him about anything they wish for free and in complete confidence.Robbins is the father of a young boy and since 2012 has created several series of abstract “photographic drawings” and sculptures from physically altered Chromogenic and Gelatin Silver paper in response to his desire and struggles to start a family, including: “Where’s My Happy Ending?;” “Chemical Peels;” “Fertile Gestures;” and a new series of photographs and personal text.

Exhibitions include The Bolinas Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, Busters, Deutsche Haus at NYU, ChaShaMa (Windows Installation), Griffin Museum, Humble Arts, ICP, KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO, Lilac Arts, MASQUELIBROS Artist Book Fair, Lilac Arts, Massachusetts General Hospital, MICA, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Ost Gallery, Moscow, Pelican Bomb, Portland Art Museum, The Educational Alliance, Philoctetes Center, Skirball Center, Mark Woolley Gallery, White Gallery (PSU), and others. His photographs have been published in Aufbau, Berlin Tagesspiegel, CPW Quarterly, D – La Repubblica, Dummy, More, The New York Times, Real Simple, TAM, and Wired, among others.

Grants and awards include The Covenant Foundation Ignition Grant, Sony World Photography Awards (Finalist), U.S. Embassy, Tblisi, GE, AJPA Rockower, Gunk Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and NYC DOE. Curatorial projects include Intervening Histories, OFF_Festival, Bratislava (2015), Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah (2010), Regarding Intimacy (2007), and No Live Girls, Peep Show 28 (2002). Robbins was awarded a NICA Stipendium from Berlin’s Hoch Schule der Kunste in 1998, and received his MFA from Hunter College (CUNY) in 1999, where he studied with Roy DeCarava, Mark Feldstein, Juan Sanchez, and Thomas Weaver. He teaches photography in New York City and has been leading Master Workshops internationally, helping photographers and artists to unite their visual and literal communication strategies into new opportunities for professional development.

This class will have homework. Enrollment is limited to 8 participants. It will be a tailored class where you will get one on one time with Saul.

4 Tuesdays: July 12, 19, 26, and August 2

2.5 hours per session: 1-3:30 Eastern, 10-12:30 Pacific

REDUCED PRICE for four classes: $350 ASMP Members and $450 Non-members


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July 12, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
$350.00 – $450.00
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