In this panel, we’ll be joined by photographers who think outside the box when it comes to making extra cash from their photography — ideas like limited edition prints, online shops, image resale, magazines, and more.
Getting More Money From Existing Work
Featuring: Andrew Fingerman (Moderator), Ryan Pfluger, Nichole Washington, Marcel Saba
Friday, September 15 | 12:30PM – 1:15PM
Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse – 45 Water St DUMBO Brooklyn
You work hard to take beautiful photos and provide an awesome experience for your clients. But wouldn’t it be great if you could squeeze more juice from the work you produce? (Read: Make more money). In this panel, we’ll be joined by photographers who think outside the box when it comes to making extra cash from their photography — ideas like limited edition prints, online shops, image resale, magazines, and more. We’ll dig in and learn how these photographers are boosting their sales and reaching a greater audience of potential clients and buyers. The goal is for you to walk away with tons of inspiration on how to do the same.
Ryan Pfluger was born and raised in New York, where he received his MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2007, and currently resides in Brooklyn. To explore what portraiture means in our presently saturated culture of images, his photographs often deal with the subtlety of body posture, the gaze and the role of self-portraiture. For the past year, he has been driving cross-country every few months to make portraits based off of geo-location apps. His clients include The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine and TIME.
Nichole Washington is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. In 2016, she graduated from the School of Visual Arts where she earned a master’s degree in digital photography. During her graduate studies, Nichole was a recipient of the MPSDP Thesis Scholarship. That same year she gave a presentation on empowerment through self-portraits at the Lower East Side Girls Club. In 2017, Nichole was one of 10 recipients of the Enfoco Photography Fellowship. Nichole’s work is included in the group show “Bent but Unbroken” at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History. Her work was recently shown at the “She Inspires” exhibit in Soho, Manhattan. Her work has also been shown at the 2016 Photoville festival in Brooklyn, New York, where she was featured on an emergi-cube and as part of Refinery 29’s “29 Women We Admire” exhibit.
Marcel Saba began his career with the Gamma Liaison agency, working his way up to Senior International Representative. Seven years later he became the director of the PictureGroup photo agency.
In 1989 he formed his own agency, SABA Press Photos. Saba represented some of the finest photojournalists and portraits photographers worldwide. In 2000, Saba sold his company to Corbis and joined them as Vice President for Editorial Photography. Saba resigned from his position at Corbis in February 2002.
In 1989 he formed his own agency, SABA Press Photos, where he represented some of the finest photojournalists and portrait photographers worldwide. In 2000, Saba sold his company to Corbis and joined them as Vice President for Editorial Photography. Saba resigned from his position at Corbis in February 2002.
In the summer of 2003 Marcel founded Redux Pictures. Redux was his answer to the ‘mega-agencies’ which now dominate much of the market. His objective was to provide high-end images from award winning photographers and affiliates with their own unique, recognizable styles. Redux is a medium-sized agency with the accompanying benefits one might imagine; namely, it represents a human face to the business, developing strong personal relationships with both photographers and editors.
Saba has also helped produce and edit several books including “Witness Iraq,” “Sarajevo,” “Christmas Around The World,” “Acts of Charity” and “American Youth”. He has judged competitions such as The Overseas Press Club award, and Pictures of the Year International. He participated in workshops such as Photo Fusion, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, and World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. He currently is on the faculty at the International Center of Photography and is a former president of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund.
Andrew Fingerman is the Chief Executive Officer of PhotoShelter, a platform that transforms the way image makers and businesses communicate their stories and manage their visual assets online. Before becoming CEO, Andrew led marketing at PhotoShelter for five years, where he pioneered the company’s photographer education efforts, resulting in a thriving library of free, downloadable photography business guides and other resources to help independent photographers and small agencies grow. Prior to PhotoShelter, Andrew was a Senior Product Manager with OPEN, the small business team at American Express, handling customer marketing for the Centurion, Platinum, Gold and Green charge cards. His early career included a variety of marketing and strategy roles in technology and political campaign consulting. Andrew holds an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, and a BA from University of Michigan. Andrew frequently photographs his two kids, and anything he cooks. Andrew serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Society of Picture Professionals.