I am an advocate for the creators of the art of photography. More specifically, my passion is to help artists succeed in their efforts to be successful in their pursuit of exhibiting, publishing and selling their work. I believe photographers represent the truest entrepreneurial spirit – creating art from intangible concepts that express the soul of their creator.
In 2003 with the help of a few other photographers I founded The Center for Fine Art Photography and was its executive director until 2009. An international nonprofit organization, the Center promotes the art of photography and provides educational programs that foster the growth of creative artists. During this tenure, I was able to provide venues and a voice for artists from more than 25 countries, hosted over 60 international exhibitions, directed three traveling shows, and published three collections.
Before founding the Center I conducted workshops and taught college-level photography classes, and was a successful commercial photographer for 10 years. Prior to becoming fully immersed in photography I spent 18 years in several sales and marketing fields.
In addition to being the editor for Window on Photography, I provide consulting services to guide artists through the maze of business challenges, showing them how to make informed decisions that will lead to their initial success, or grow to their next level of development. In the process, my clients become empowered to apply what they learn to their new and expanding opportunities.
In addition to providing workshops, I enjoy conducting portfolio reviews, jurying and curating exhibitions. I've conducted reviews for Critical Mass and Photolucida. My travel and fine are portfolios can be viewed at larrypadgett.com
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