This workshop will give tips and best strategies to help photographers start to translate their images from the camera to the page.
Writing about your own work can be a daunting process. This workshop will give tips and best strategies to help photographers start to translate their images from the camera to the page. We will be going over best practices for writing artist statements and project proposals to help achieve exhibition and funding opportunities. G44’s Curator, Lillian O’Brien Davis will also be joining to share some insight into submitting a strong exhibition proposal.
Bring an image of your own work to share with the group.
To register for this workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zinnia Naqvi (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto. Her work examines issues of colonialism, cultural translation, language, and gender through the use of photography, video, the written word, and archival material. Recent projects have included archival and re-staged images, experimental documentary films, video installations, graphic design, and elaborate still-lives. Her artworks often invite the viewer to question her position and working methods.
Naqvi’s work has been shown across Canada and internationally. She is a recipient of the 2019 New Generation Photography Award organized by the the National Gallery of Canada and was an honourable mention at the 2017 Karachi Biennale in Pakistan. Naqvi is member of EMILIA-AMALIA Working Group, an intergenerational feminist collective. Naqvi received a BFA in Photography Studies from Toronto Metropolitan University and an MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University. She currently teaches part-time at the University of Toronto and Toronto Metropolitan University. Recent solo exhibitions were presented at Dazibao and Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain in Montréal, and Blinkers Art and Project Space in Winnipeg.