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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Karen Davis

Co-Owner & Curator
Davis Orton Gallery & Davis Orton Editions, Hudson, NY, USA
Karen Davis is co-owner/curator of the Davis Orton Gallery and Davis Orton Editions in Hudson, New York. The Gallery, in its sixth year, exhibits photography, mixed media and photobooks by emerging, mid-career and established artists. Most exhibitions also showcase the portfolios of two additional photographers selected through competition. Editions, an online store offering small format fine art prints and photobooks, was launched in 2014.

Karen is glad to see work in progress as well as completed and can offer guidance on portfolio development and finding an audience. She has been a portfolio reviewer at FotoFest, Photolucida, Critical Mass, SPE conference, and the Griffin Museum Portfolio Reviews. Karen teaches “Portfolio Development and Marketing Your Fine Art Photography” at the Griffin Museum of Photography (online) and the Davis Orton Gallery. Her photographs are in the collections of the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) at Samuel Dorsky Museum, Lishui Museum of Photography (China) and are featured at MASS MoCA. Her books are in the artist book collection of the Houghton Rare Books Library, Harvard University and the Lishui Museum of Photography. In 2009 she received the CPW Artist Fellowship Award and is a NYFA MARK 2011 artist.

As curator for the Davis Orton Gallery she is interested in seeing a wide range of fine art and documentary work employing conventional, alternative and mixed-media processes which reflects her gallery’s broad view. She would be delighted to encounter potential exhibitors for her gallery. That said, since nudes, commercial photography and prints only offered in very large formats are less likely to be featured in the gallery, she would prefer not to review these.


Session Three
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