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CHI: Working Across Fine Art & Commercial Photography

  • Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel 163 East Walton Place Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)

In a time where the boundaries between art, fashion, and music are blurring, the line between fine art and commercial photography is thinning and the two fields are no longer mutually exclusive.

In this half-day workshop, Sabrina Y. Smith, will review the ways commissioned work can complement your fine art practice, offering new avenues of creativity, a wider audience, and financial freedom.  Sabrina has a diverse range of experience as a photographer’s agent, record label commissioner, magazine editor and currently creative studio owner.

For those curious to get an overview of the industry and learn more about what agents, art commissioners, and magazine editors are looking for, this workshop offers photographers valuable insight and tools to start their own commercial exploration.

Limited to 18 participants.

Sabrina Y. Smith is the co-founder of NARA Collective, a creative studio focused on developing cohesive visual platforms and experiences for socially conscious artists and brands. Previously Sabrina worked at Interscope Records as Director of Creative Content and at Probation, where she represented photographers and artists as the US director of the agency. Sabrina has always been motivated by discovering and collaborating with artists not just in entertainment but in the art world as well. Currently, she’s a features editor at the annual arts and fashion magazine, The Ground and has worked to make art more accessible and approachable through curation partnerships with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the National Principals Leadership Institute. Sabrina continues to be committed to providing emerging artists with opportunities to highlight their talents as an active mentor of the art platforms Creatr, See.Me (SCOPE Miami), Lucie Foundation, NYC FotoWorks, and Filter Photo Festival (Chicago).


Image: © Eliot Lee Hazel


Workshop Presented by: Sabrina Y. Smith
Date: Sunday, September 24
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $175* / $195
Location: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel


*early bird pricing ends June 30th

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