with Jennifer Murray


Join Jennifer Murray for an in-person critique group at Filter Space that will focus on project and portfolio development. Each session Jennifer will be joined by a different guest reviewer that will also provide feedback to the group.


This is a great opportunity to focus on a particular body of work and receive critical feedback in a supportive environment. The group will meet once a month for three months to share work and discuss project development, as well as best practices for preparing work for exhibition and professional portfolio reviews. Conversation will be tailored to the group’s interests and needs for advancing their projects and artistic production and moving a project forward to completion.


This critique group is ideal for emerging photographers, recent graduates, new practitioners, and those making a shift from commercial to fine art work. The focus will be on developing a critical dialog and establishing good self-evaluation skills in addition to editing and sequencing a series of photographs. 


Participants should plan to focus on a single body of work for the duration of the sessions and should have printed photographs, of any size, to share with the group each session.


Filter Photo will alternate between in-person and online critique groups. If you are outside of the Chicago-area, check back with us in the spring for an online version of this critique group.

Jennifer Murray is the executive director of Filter Photo where she directs the planning of Filter Photo Festival as well as programming at Filter Space gallery in Chicago.  She was director of Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, at Columbia College Chicago for eleven years where she organized a broad range of exhibitions in art and design.  She is an independent curator and educator teaching a broad range of topics from darkroom and digital skills to portfolio development and professional practices for emerging photographers.  She is an instructor of photography at Loyola University Chicago and an artists’ consultant and mentor, working with artists on project development and exhibition preparation.  She is a frequent portfolio reviewer and juror at photography events across the US including FotoFest, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, SPE, and Filter Photo.  Murray received an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2002.

Dates: Thursdays: October 27th, December 1st, January 19th
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm CT
Cost: $65 Member, $85 Non-Member, $40 Student
Location: Filter Space | 1821 W Hubbard St, Suite 207