INFOCUS Calendar of Events

JAN 10

Viewers' Choice Award
January 10, 2018

6:30 - 8:30PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall

Tickets $5, Free for members

Viewers' Choice Award

Each year during the INFOCUS Members’ Exhibition, the viewing public votes on which exhibited work will receive the Viewers' Choice Award. The winner of that award is given the opportunity to show and discuss their body of work in greater detail.

The 2017 VCA was awarded to Katharine P. Britt and she will be the main speaker of the evening. In addition, James Larson, who received the next highest number of votes, will also show and discuss his body of work. At this event, details for the 2018 INFOCUS Members’ Exhibition will be announced.

Katharine P. Britt, Burmese Woman Smoking a Cerut. Burma. February, 1998. © Katharine P. Britt, M.F.A.

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. Register today to reserve your spot!

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. Save the date now to hear 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

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 and discussion for the general public, followed by an afternoon session for registered photographers. During the morning session, Mary Virginia Swanson will provide an insight 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 will provide the opportunity for registered participants to have their portfolio of work reviewed and critiqued by experts in the photography field. This session is open only to INFOCUS members and is limited to 15 participants.

Watch for further information on the portfolio reviewers and ticketing link available soon.

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.


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