Dates and reviewers to be announced in August 2017.


To participate in this program please select and submit your time slot preferences and register at the bottom of this page (if you don't register the time slots won't be saved).

The cost of the Penumbra Critique Program is $275.  


Thursday, February 16th, 2017

MICHAEL ITKOFF is an artist and Cofounder of both Fabl and Daylight Books (a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books). For over a decade, Michael has been deeply involved in the publishing industry in both print and digital media. In addition, he has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious blog and the Forward. 

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Image © Moyra Davey

Image © Moyra Davey

LIBBY PRATT is a visual artist, educator, and publisher, originally from Seattle, WA. She is a co-founder of New Draft Collective with Michi Jigarjian. New Draft functions as an art practice, facilitator and publisher. Their publishing entity is Secretary Press. Currently she is the Director at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York and teaches at City College of New York, CUNY.

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017


MARINA CHAO is Assistant Curator at the International Center of Photography in New York.  Marina was part of the curatorial team (with former curator in residence Charlotte Cotton and ICP Curator Pauline Vermare) of the exhibition: Public, Private, Secret (on view at ICP until January 2017). 

Prior to joining the Exhibitions Department in 2012, Marina was Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017


DAN ESTABROOK has been making contemporary art for over twenty years using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques, including calotype negatives, salt prints, gum bichromate and carbon. Dan has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist's Fellowship from the National Education Association in 1994.

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

LUCA ACKERMAN is a conservator of photographic materials at The Better Image in New York City. In the past he has worked as dedicated photographer, cinematographer, photo-educator and author of several essays on photographic history and alternative processes. Luca brings over 20 years of experience in looking at photographs.