Crafting Your Photographer’s Resume, Bio & Artist Statement

Duration: 90 minutes

As photographers, we express ourselves visually through our photographs and may find the thought of expressing ourselves through writing – especially writing about our work – painful, or a potentially daunting task. There may come a time, however, where you don’t have a choice because a photographer’s resume or artist statement may be required for an exhibition; or you may need one or the other to apply for admission into a visual arts program, a teaching position, a grant or they are needed for some other reason.

Artist Statement

Writing your photographer’s resume and artist statement does not have to be a painful process. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • What a photographer’s resume, artist statement and biography is and why each are necessary
  • What to include in your photographer’s resume, artist statement and biography
  • What to do if you don’t have enough information to create a photographer’s resume
  • Specific tips for building up your photographer’s resume
  • How to compose a photographer’s resume, artist statement and biography
  • Why each will evolve over time

Requirements: Please bring pen and paper for notes. A handout will also be provided.


About the Instructor:

Dawn M. Wayand is a professional photographer, exhibition curator,+ photography educator and founder of NYC Digital Photography Workshops. Having published almost 100 feature photography articles and gear reviews since late-2015, Dawn has written for the Adorama Learning Center, B&H Photo and Digital Photography School. Dawn has been shooting travel, street and candid portraits since 2001 and has been working with models and actors shooting portraits, headshots and fashion through her own photography business, Dawn M. Wayand Photography, since 2014.

Dawn M. Wayand

For more info or to schedule a workshop, please contact Dawn at [email protected].