INFOCUS Calendar of Events

FEB 19

Image of FOUND:RE interior
Now until February 19

Call for Submissions

INFOCUS Members' Exhibition 2018 Call for Submissions

Submit by February 19 • Exhibition Dates March 2 - 30 • Opening March 16

INFOCUS Members: Submit your photographs now for our annual Members' Exhibition, to be on display this year in the Studio Gallery at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. You may submit up to two photographs representing your current, best quality work, framed, wired and ready to hang. To reserve your place, fill out and submit this form by February 19. There is no submission fee, which makes it an even greater opportunity to have your work seen by hundreds of gallery visitors and hotel guests!

P.S. Not a member yet, but want to participate? We've got you covered right here.

Image: View of FOUND:RE hotel interior featuring Reveries © Linda Ingraham.

20 ~ 21

INFOCUS Editing Workshop
January 20-21, 2018

Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall
$295 Members, $325 Non-Members

INFOCUS Editing Workshop

Two days with Joan Liftin

Every photographer waits for that magical moment when a magazine or a gallery says, “We’d like to show five of your photographs.” It’s often at that point that the photographer recognizes the importance of editing.

Led by renowned photographer and editor Joan Liftin, this two-day Editing Workshop explores the process of finding and creating narrative in your work. Participants will learn how to recognize their own signature in their photographs, and how to sequence and lay them out to achieve a finished product, whether book, exhibition, or film.

Limited to 12 attendees, this is a remarkable opportunity to polish your presentation with one of the best in the business. Fee is $295 for INFOCUS members, $325 for non-members.

Sorry, this event has sold out. Please consider joining us for the Portfolio Workshop instead (see below)!

Joan Liftin, Marseille, 2009, gelatin silver print © Joan Liftin.


The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About Last Year - Kathy Ryan
February 7, 2018

Phoenix Art Museum
Whiteman Hall

The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About Last Year

Featuring selections from Kathy Ryan

Every year, INFOCUS invites a prominent person in the photography field to discuss and show work by the ten most exciting photographers they’ve learned about that year. Make plans now to to see the selections of our speaker for 2018, Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography for The New York Times Magazine. Ms. Ryan is also the author of Office Romance: Photographs from Inside the New York Times Building, described as a love song to her office life. Read more about Ms. Ryan here and on

"Ten Most" is one of our most popular annual events and usually fills the auditorium, so register now to reserve a seat!

FEB 10

Portfolio Workshop 2018
February 10, 2018

Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall

Half Day
9:00 - 11:45AM
Tickets $5, Free for members

Full Day
9:00AM – 4:45PM
$115 INFOCUS Members
$190 Non-Members

INFOCUS Portfolio Workshop 2018

with Mary Virginia Swanson and photography experts

A signature annual INFOCUS event, the one-day Portfolio Workshop includes a morning presentation panel and discussion, followed by an afternoon session for registered photographers.

During the morning session, author and photography marketing expert Mary Virginia Swanson will provide insights into who buys prints, past to present. Following will be a panel discussion on "The Changing Market for Acquiring Fine Art Prints" from the perspective of experts in the field. The morning session is open to the public with registration.

Following a break for lunch, the afternoon session provides an opportunity for registered participants to have their portfolio of work reviewed and critiqued by experts in the photography field. This session is limited to 15 participants and will fill quickly – register now to reserve a space.

In addition to Mary Virginia Swanson, confirmed panelists and/or reviewers at this time are:

  • Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator, CCP and Norton Family Curator, Phoenix Art Museum
  • Daphne Srinivasan, Etherton Gallery
  • Ellee Bokharachi, Tilt Gallery
  • Michael Oleskow, Cultural Curator, FOUND:RE Phoenix
  • Andrew Kensett, Assistant Curator, CCP
  • Carol Panaro-Smith, Alchemy Studio
  • James Hajicek, Professor Emeritus Arizona State University

The morning-only session is free for PAM/INFOCUS members or $5 general admission. Full-day tickets are $115 for INFOCUS members, $190 for non-members and include both the morning and afternoon sessions, and a box lunch.

Register Here

(PAM/INFOCUS members must first sign in to get the member discount. The registration site has recently been updated; you may need to reestablish your user name and password.)

FEB 21

Artist Talk with Kate Breakey
February 21, 2018

7:00 - 9:00PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall
Tickets $5, Free for members

Artist Talk with Kate Breakey

Hand-coloring is a process that came into use in the early 1800s in an attempt to create more realistic images from black-and-white photographs, Since the later part of the 1900s, a resurgence in the process of hand-coloring has been seen in the work of artist-photographers, such as Kate Breakey.

Kate Breakey is internationally known for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs, including her acclaimed series, Small Deaths, published in 2001 by University of Texas Press. During the talk, she will discuss and present examples of her hand-colored photographs.

Kate Breakey, Reclining Nude, 2014/2016, orotone (gold leaf on glass) © Kate Breakey.

DEC 2 ~
APR 22

Logic of the Copy
December 2, 2017 – April 22, 2018

Phoenix Art Museum
Norton Gallery

The Logic of the Copy

Four Decades of Photography in Print

Even before screens, photographs were everywhere. When photomechanical printing—reproducing a photograph cheaply with printmaking techniques that use a printing press and ink—took off in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, photography’s visibility expanded hugely. Photographic imagery made its way into books, newspapers, and magazines, onto posters and billboards and stamps and postcards. Photography, specifically photography in print, quickly became the dominant form of visual communication. The Logic of the Copy will bring together the work of artists working with photographs in print, beginning in 1960 and ending at the turn of the 21st century when the widespread adoption of digital means of producing and sharing images transformed photography.

Read more.

Image: Andy Warhol, Sunset, 1972. Screenprint. Collection Center for Creative Photography © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

2 ~ 30

Image of FOUND:RE Exterior
March 2-30, 2018

Opening March 16, 6-9pm
FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
1100 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003

INFOCUS Members' Exhibition 2018

Featuring work produced by members of INFOCUS

We invite you to visit the Studio Gallery at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel in March to view an exhibition of photography produced by INFOCUS members. All visitors are encouraged to vote on their favorite photograph – at the end of the exhibition, the artist with the most votes is honored with the Viewers' Choice Award and given the opportunity to present their work during an artist talk at Phoenix Art Museum the following year. The free public opening reception is March 16 from 6-9pm.



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