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FotoFest Workshop Present














For All Photographers and Visual Artists

Sponsored by: (ASMP) American Society of Media Photographers
with FotoFest and the Houston Chapter of ASMP

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10am - 3pm
Lunch Provided
Registration is $65 in advance and $75 at the door
*Discounted Registration is available for ASMP Members and Students for $35 in advance and $45 at the door*

Location: University of Houston - Downtown
One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 [map]
parking available at FotoFest

Susan Carr is a Chicago-based photographer and has been in business for over twenty years. Her photographs are included in corporate and private collections, most notably the Pfizer Corporation and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. A past president of ASMP, Susan has long been dedicated to the advocacy and education of fellow photographers. Susan organizes and manages the highly successful ASMP Strictly Business  conferences and currently serves as Education Director at ASMP. Susan is the editor of the latest ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography (2008), published by Allworth Press and recently completed her own book, The Art and Business of Photography.


Richard Dale Kelly, a Pittsburgh based photographer who creates environmental portraits with style, is the President of the American Society of Media Photographers. He is a thought leader in the industry and is passionate about educating and empowering those in the photographic community. Richard’s body of photographs includes both commissioned assignment and personal works both satisfying his mission to capture real people in real places with real passions. His photo essays have been published in Parenting and PITTSBURGH magazines. Richard was Director of Photography at WQED Multimedia and PITTSBURGH Magazine from 2003–2007. In 2009, he received a Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for his Artists and Scientists Photographic Project. His photographs have been exhibited at Concept Art Gallery, the Nikon House, the United Nations and Silver Eye Center for Photography. Richard is the President of Indigo Factory, Inc, a Multimedia Production Company producing photography, multimedia, strategic planning & project management for companies and non-profit institutions. He is also an adjunct instructor at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

Erin Rodgers is a Houston-based entertainment attorney with experience in intellectual property law, nonprofit law, and contracts. Erin currently serves as the Staff Attorney for Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, and is also a part-time associate at the Law Office of Al Staehely, Jr., a Houston entertainment law firm. Her clients have included musicians, publishers, authors, filmmakers, and photographers. Erin serves on the council of the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Texas Bar, and is a member of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP). Erin has been a featured speaker on the topics of copyright and Creative Commons for organizations including the Entertainment Law Institute, NARIP, DiverseWorks, and Spacetaker. Aside from her law practice, Erin is also a classically trained clarinetist, and has performed with Dave Brubeck and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as a vocalist.

Contact Sarah Craig, FotoFest Workshops Coordinator at or 713.223.5522 ext 13.

The American Society of Media Photographers is the premier trade association for the world's most respected photographers. ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers' rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect purchasers with professional photographers. ASMP, founded in 1944, has nearly 7,000 members and 39 chapters.

FotoFest is a year-round, international non-profit photographic arts and education organization that inaugurated the first and longest-running international biennial of photography in the U.S. FotoFest’s year-round programming is known for its presentation of important talent, contemporary and historical, from around the world. FotoFest has curated and commissioned exhibitions from Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the U.S. FotoFest’s school-based student education program, Literacy Through Photography, uses photography to stimulate visual literacy, writing and analytical thinking.

The Cultural Enrichment Center serves the University of Houston - Downtown through the development of programs that enrich the academic life of the university community while celebrating the cultural and ethnic diversity of the students, staff, faculty, and the Houston community at large. The Center sponsors, organizes, and supports events such as lectures, readings, performances, concerts, and exhibitions by national and international artists, writers, and public intellectuals, often partnering with academic departments and with community arts organizations such as FotoFest, Houston Poetry Fest, Inprint, Inc., and Writers in the Schools. Through our programs, we acknowledge the importance of music, art, and the written and spoken word to our academic vitality.

Partnering Organizations: Houston Center for Photography, Texas Photographic Society, ASMP Chapters in Texas, Spacetaker