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For a limited time, Leica Gallery Los Angeles, Curator Paris Chong is offering one on one consultations and portfolio reviews. Sessions can be scheduled as 1-hour intensives.
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Leica Gallery Portfolio Reviews

For a limited time, Leica Gallery Los Angeles, Curator Paris Chong is offering one on one consultations and portfolio reviews. Sessions can be scheduled as 1-hour intensives.

Topics will be tailored to your individual needs and may include but are not limited to the topics listed below. We will critique the work and assist in narrowing down the strongest and most cohesive work. These sessions are ideal for photographers looking for a discussion of the fundamentals of editing a singular body of work for the strongest impact and visual reading of your portfolio. Our goal is to have a tight 20 image edit of your work.

An overall review of your portfolio, feedback on presentation, editing and sequencing and possible outlets for and future development of projects.

Topics or possible points of discussion:

  • Overall review of your portfolio
  • Feedback on presentation
  • Editing and sequencing
  • Submitting a grant application
  • Sending work to a gallery
  • Editing for a photo book or zine.

Who Should Attend:

Reviews are intended for emerging to mid-career and professional photographers and visual artists who have a cohesive body of work and are getting ready to submit a grant application, sending work to galleries, creating a website and/or editing for a photo book or zine.

What happens after I register?
1. Schedule your bespoke session today.
2. The Curator will schedule a brief phone call to work on your tailored curriculum and goals,
3. Your session will take place.
4. The gallery team will send a follow up email from the session with any links or notes that may have come up during the session.

Availability:

Standard appointments can be made directly online through the calendar listing below. Monday & Friday between 2:00pm- 4:00PM (both time zones) one-hour sessions.
Every effort will be made to accommodate your requested meeting time. If your time is not available, an alternative time will be arranged.

Bundled Sessions:

After your initial review, additional bundled programs can be arranged. These packages are available for $500 include 4 - one-hour sessions that they can used within one calendar year.

These sessions are an ideal option for the editing of a long-term project or large body of work. The time can be broken up into individual hour sessions over a period of time or scheduled as one block to edit a large body of work. A bundled session allows you to develop an ongoing opportunity for feedback with our staff.

Disclaimer: Your review does not entail a gallery exhibition and or representation.

Bios:

Paris Chong

Paris Chong is the Gallery Manager and Curator of the prestigious Leica Gallery Los Angeles. With over two decades of experience as a Curator she has represented galleries and artists in events including Photo LA, Photo SF, Paris Photo, Paris Photo LA, The Palm Springs Photo Festival in addition to promoting Leica Gallery Los Angeles at international shows such as Art Basel and Photo Paris. Ms. Chong has also served as a respected and sought-after portfolio reviewer for The IPA Photo Awards, Fresh Look, Photoville, The Palm Springs Photo Festival and the ongoing Meet the Curator portfolio reviews for Leica Akademie USA.

With her involvement in the art community, Ms. Chong’s duties over the many years have also seen her coordinating both intimate and large group art events at Leica Camera’s flagship store in West Hollywood. Celebrated artists range from the legendary Sebastiao Salgado and Henri Cartier Bresson to contemporary powerhouse names such as Neal Preston, Julian Lennon, Lenny Kravitz, Maggie Steber, Mary Ellen Mark and Ralph Gibson.

Ms. Chong has also found time to give back to the community on multiple levels such as serving as a Board Member for The Foundation for The Aids Monument (FAM) and The West Hollywood Design District (WHDD). Further to her philanthropic side, Ms. Chong also volunteers her time as Curator at still life photography showings held by The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) at its historical Hollywood headquarters.

Photo Credit B&W Image: Manfred Baumann

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