Praise for Crusade For Your Art

“In Crusade For Your Art, Jennifer Schwartz has written one of the most comprehensive guides to date for both the professional and emerging fine art photographer to navigate the current world of Photography. With contributions from leading photography museum, gallery and photo directors, the expert advice given is instrumental in creating what every photographer needs to know to navigate the current art market. I absolutely love this guide. It covers all bases!  I whole-heartedly recommend this masterful guide to the photographic community.”

– Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator, New York, NY, www.elizabethavedon.comwww.elizabethavedon.blogspot.com

 

“Jennifer Schwartz is a guardian angel for photographers. Crusade for Your Art is a passionate call to arms for image-makers around the world to get your work out there and in front of people like me. This is how you do it.  Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.”

 – Michael Foley, Gallerist and Educator, New York, NY, www.foleygallery.comwww.thesummershowproject.com

 

Crusade for Your Art is a valuable roadmap for those who wish to navigate the fine art field and elevate their professional practices.”

– Laura Pressley, Executive Director at CENTER, Santa Fe, NM, www.visitcenter.org

 

“The 21st-century photography world is at once complex and accessible – an aspiring artist needs an eye, the will, and a good map to explore the terrain. This welcome and highly readable book combines Jennifer Schwartz’s amazing breadth of knowledge about guiding photographers on their journey with trenchant insights from photo-world pros on both sides of the reviewing table. Between them all, the landscape of photography seems friendlier, clearer, and maybe even rewarding. “Jen of Art” leads an inspiring crusade!”

– George Slade, Writer, Curator, and Consultant, Traverse City, MI, www.rephotographica-slade.blogspot.com

 

Crusade For Your Art: Best Practices For Fine Art Photographers is a must-read for anyone who works in the fine art photography realm. Photographers at all stages of their careers and practice will be well-served to read this guide cover-to-cover, and photography collectors and enthusiasts can also learn a lot within these pages that will help them better understand an artist’s business. Jennifer Schwartz answers hundreds of the most common questions and hundreds more that people are probably scared to ask. Who would think to write out a step-by-step guide on how an artist can best use Twitter? Jennifer Schwartz did.  The contributing authors offer advice based upon years of experience and countless hours of observation.  Jennifer Schwartz takes the mystery out of the fine art photography world by outlining the business and taking the photographer through the entire process of creating and sharing photographs. As the author says, it’s a lot of work, but this book removes one of the biggest tasks of all — identifying what needs to be done.”

– Bevin Bering Dubrowski, Executive Director of Houston Center for Photography and Editor of Spot magazine, Houston, TX,www.hcponline.org

 

“Jennifer demystifies the steps towards a long and invested career as a photographer. An overdue and necessary resource for us all.”

– Brian Ulrich, Photographer and Educator, Richmond, VA, www.notifbutwhen.com

 

“Young photographers need this information. While academic programs at colleges and universities are developing new art talents with incredible work, most are not offering enough in professional practices and preparation to support fine art careers. This book offers a great resource for the practical, hands-on information that artists need to navigate the marketplace. With both traditional and innovative approaches on promoting and exhibiting work, as well as developing relationships with galleries, curators and collectors, it is an easy read, full of invaluable advice and direction for entering the art world today.”

– Michael Marshall, Chair of the Photography Department at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, www.mmars.myweb.uga.edu