Creator and Director of Crusade for Art
Jennifer Schwartz is the creator and director of Crusade for Art, a non-profit organization focused on cultivating demand for art, specifically fine art photography. Schwartz previously owned a fine art photography gallery in Atlanta, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, showcasing the work of emerging photographers. She also created the online project, The Ten, and is the co-creator of Flash Powder Projects. Schwartz believes in empowering photographers to be innovative and create audiences for their work. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, she has her BA from Colgate University and her MA from Georgia State University. Schwartz regularly participates in portfolio reviews such as PhotoNOLA, PhotoLucida, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, FotoFest, Medium, Filter Photo and others. She was invited as a curator to the Lishui Photo Festival in Lishui, China in 2011 and travels around the country giving talks, guest-lecturing at universities, leading workshops and hosting photographic retreats with Flash Powder Projects. In the Spring of 2013, she traveled around the country in a 1977 VW bus, engaging audiences with photography.
She is interested in reviewing developed and innovative collections with cohesive and strong concepts. She is not interested in seeing overly-processed photographs. Aside from offering critiques, she may be able to offer opportunities to artists to participate in special projects through Crusade for Art, such as FOCAL POINT and Crusade Supported Art (CSA).
Reviewing Friday, September 26 – Saturday, September 27