Missy Finger, co-owner of Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery (PDNB) in Dallas, Texas, will join Jeanine Michna-Bales, a Dallas based photographer represented by PDNB, for an exciting evening of conversation about seeking and maintaining gallery representation.
Jeanine will speak about her latest photographic project Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, a remarkable series of images following a route from the cotton plantations of central Louisiana, through the cypress swamps of Mississippi and the plains of Indiana, north to the Canadian border— a path of nearly fourteen hundred miles. The culmination of a ten-year research quest, Through Darkness to Light imagines a journey along the Underground Railroad as it might have appeared to any freedom seeker. She will discuss how she prepared this project for approaching venues and also share methods for successfully marketing one’s work today.
Missy will identify what she finds most desirable in an artist and his/her work, address how she reviews prospective candidates for gallery representation and ultimately what it takes to ensure healthy artist-gallerist relationships.