When you are getting into photography there are some things that many aspiring photographers dream about accomplishing; for some that something is like getting published in a big name magazine; for others, that something is like having their work exhibited at a gallery. Both are lofty goals, but today we are going to take a look at the latter. Jordan Matter recently teamed up with Shutterbug to put together this great video featuring 10 tips on how to get your photography exhibited, and it offers some great advice!
Matter currently has two exhibitions running simultaneously, so he knows a thing or two that can help new and maybe even experienced photographers have more success in being exhibited.
You should really watch the video for the full effect, but a couple of them stood out to us for sure. The first tip, ironically (paying to be exhibited) may not make sense to some, but we think it makes perfect sense. It will be beneficial to you in several ways; helping you gain experience in how to interact with people, connect with them and, in theory, become a better salesman of your work. As well, Matter mentions, it also helps with brand awareness, at least within the local area you are showing your work.
The other tip that stood out, which should be no surprise really, is building a strong social media presence. This will help you in many ways, but mostly it will help you be seen and discovered by the people looking to book these exhibitions, as well as those who may be attending them. If someone follows you on social media and happens to be near a gallery and hears about your exhibition, they will be much more likely to attend because they recognize your name and your work.
But these are just two out of the ten tips. Be sure to check out the full video for all the great points that Matter and Shutterbug go over.