Join the Dodge & Burn Photography Critique Group

Join the Dodge & Burn Photography Critique Group

Are you a NYC-based photographer looking for feedback on your work? Come and join this unique critique group! Every month we view and critique the work (in progress) of 2-3 photographers. There is no commitment to join, everyone who is interested in discussing photography from a critical point of view is welcome. 

Here’s a bit about the group and our critique process…
  • A mixed group of fellow photographers of varying skills and levels in their artistic careers, based in NYC, many of whom I know through my blog and/or ICP, SVA
  • Other practicing artists, curators or critics that we can invite and who may show up
  • Peer critique of primarily photography and photo-based works, other mediums welcome 
  • Open discussion of approach, subject matter, materials, techniques 
  • Feel free to bring food/snacks/drinks to share
  • No fees and no pressure to commit (this is not a collective), show up when/if you can


Rocio De Alba gets her work critiqued.

  • Occurs monthly (Saturday from 3-5pm)
  • We may not meet some months (like August) due to vacations/holidays, schedule conflicts, etc.
  • Duration: 2 hours (20-30 mins critique per artist)

  • At alternating artist studio spaces in Brooklyn/NYC


Looking at the work of Erica Allen.
  • Because it’s hard to get critical feedback from our friends and family who love us
  • Because as artists we need a community that can have intellectual discussions about the effect/affect of our work
  • Because many of you have also expressed the desire to get feedback on your work
  • Because I want to hang with artists like you!
To diversify the type of criticism, we are looking for more photographers, artists of other mediums, writers, curators and other art professionals to join. So if you’re interested in joining, please sign up to receive email notifications about the next critique.
Hope to see you,


Dodge & Burn is a blog dedicated to documenting a more inclusive history of photography and supporting the work of photographers of color with photographer interviews.

This blog is published by visual artist and writer, Qiana Mestrich. For regular updates on diversity in photography history, follow Qiana on Twitter @mestrich, Like the Dodge & Burn Blog page on Facebook or subscribe to Dodge & Burn by email.

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