The Art of Organization: Inventory and Documentation
Jennifer Uhrhane and Gretjen Helene
Thursday, July 24, 6:30-8:30
Commercial and fine art photographers alike need to maintain accurate and organized records for storage of their digital files and tangible work, as well as keep track of client, collector, and exhibition information. Developing a process for organization is critical to easy retrieval, accurate record keeping, and successful estate planning. In this two-hour workshop, curatorial/collections consultant and fine art photographer Jennifer Uhrhane and professional and fine art photographer Gretjen Helene will provide tools and guidance for photographers wishing to improve their overall documentation systems.
Jennifer Uhrhane has worked in curatorial, collections management, and registrarial roles in museum, corporate and private art collections. Also a fine art photographer, she continues to use film and travels to make pictures that explore sense of place through architectural details. Jennifer holds a BFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design, a Certificate in Museum Studies and Administration from Tufts University, and an MA in Art History from Boston University.
Gretjen Helene has successfully served the photographic needs of businesses and individuals in New England, nationally, and internationally and is responsible for sustaining happy clients in a variety of fields including entertainment, events, health care, corporations, nonprofits, advertising, book publishing, sports, educational institutions and public/private events. Gretjen also continues to create her fine artwork, primarily concentrated in documentary photography and 3D alternative processes. She holds a BA in Fine Art Photography from the Art Institute of Boston where she subsequently taught for three years. She was the founding director and producer for the publication and gallery showcase ‘Taking In’ wherein juried photography comprises a feature of the best work produced annually at The Art Institute of Boston. She has completed showcases of her photography, installation, and poetry work in Alaska, New York, and in Greater Boston at the Photographic Resource Center, Suffolk University art gallery at NESAD, the New England School of Photography, and The Griffin Museum of Photography.
These workshops are free for members put on through the Art and Business Council in partnership with the Peter Urban family.
Peter Urban, a celebrated, Boston-based photographer, passed away in 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Urban was renowned for his success in both the commercial and artistic realm. Arlette Kayafas, who represented Urban’s art at Gallery Kayafas, said that while some photographers find it difficult to move from advertising to artistic endeavors, “Peter was the exception, because his commercial work was like his fine arts work. When he worked with clients, he saw them as the human beings they were. Peter’s work was always about people.’’
In the spirit of Peter’s success creating a career with a balance of commercial and artistic work, his family has partnered with the Arts & Business Council and the Griffin Museum of Photography to produce opportunities for other photographers to grow their careers.