SYBYLLA SMITH: Concept Aware: Enhance Your Creative Practice

Wednesday, May 9th. 2:45pm – 4:30pm

What makes a compelling photograph? How can photographers introduce complex ideas into their work in coherent and captivating ways? Want to explore how to express difficult concepts visually? Sybylla Smith answers these questions and more with Concept Aware ®— a roadmap of concept development that provides photographers at all levels with practical tools to enhance their creative practice. Illustrated via an array of work by international contemporary photographers Smith outlines specific elements within the creative process. Participants learn how to cultivate an inspired idea into an impactful image. With new awareness of how to locate themselves on the creative continuum photographers are guided to advance from idea formation through application and experimentation.



Join J. Sybylla Smith and DSI at Palm Springs Photo Festival

Concept Aware® is a unique creative framework which provides tools to develop your inspired ideas into impactful images.

This seminar will enable you to:
• Refine your creative practice
• Provide a roadmap for your imagination
• Define how you see and why it matters
• Identify specific components of impactful and compelling images
• Articulate your vision
• Develop abstract ideas into visual components
• Strengthen and expand how you express your unique visual voice.

Sign up at Palm Springs Photo Festival, Wednesday, May 9th. 2:45 – 4:30pm
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without her guidance. Sybylla provided me with the ability to articulate and ‘see’ what was unique about my work. She educated my visual acuity which provided the clarity to formulate and contextualize my work. As a result my work has been featured in over five galleries nationwide within one year.” 

J. Fredric Mays

J. Sybylla Smith will also be available for portfolio reviews during Palm Springs Photo Festival.

Palm Spring Photo Festival Special Offers

Prepare for Palm Springs Photo Festival with 20% Off Value Priced Prints and discounts on the DSI Portfolio Book™.  Follow this link to view and start your order.

PRICE: $45


J.Sybylla Smith has curated over 25 solo or group exhibitions featuring over 80 international photographers in the U.S., Mexico and South America. Smith establishes relationships between photographers and institutions, including the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Steven Kasher Gallery, which result in solo exhibitions. She maintains close ties with an international array of galleries with the goal of creating exposure for photographers work. Smith consults with arts organizations and University programs to develop exhibitions, educational programming and written content. An adjunct professor, guest lecturer and thesis advisor, Smith has worked with the New York City School of Visual Arts, Tufts/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, Harvard University, and Emmanuel College. She lectures and conducts workshops nationally on Concept Aware®, a unique creative framework for concept development. She creates and writes exhibition proposals, artist statements and marketing material.