From: Christina Z. Anderson (email@example.com)
Date: 09/08/01-10:42:56 AM Z
How about considering the request 10-20 *slides* and that will solve your
dilemma. If one series is photographed on one slide, with a number of
images, so be it one slide. Otherwise a series of 7 individual slides would
be 7 items. You just label each one with the series and placement in the
series info and such. Most places want to see a cohesive body of work
anyway, so if there are a series of 7 with similar qualities/subject matter,
that will not go against you. I've been told, in checking out grad schools
all over, to not "jump around" in my portfolio slides with a little bit o'
this and that, but to try for a body of work that shows my signature style.
However, others who have already gotten into grad school may have a
> This is a little off topic but I trust the people on this list and my
> is alt process. Anyway, my question is about what a series is considered
> the following circumstance:
> When applying to an academic program or some sort of "call for work"
> competition, etc. and one of the requirements is 10-20 pieces, is a series
> considered one piece or is each image a single piece?
> I tend to work in diptychs, triptychs and sometimes more then 3 images
> portray a single idea. My issue is that when I do a series it's about a
> single idea. So I do not have "Figure #1 - #7" type of series where each
> might belong to a group but are their own identity. While each piece I do
> a series (I hope) can be on its own, the entire thought might be lost
> without the rest.
> Now when I am applying to something that requires 10-20 pieces would I
> each image or each idea? I've been in this dilemma before and decided that
> each image, either in a series or not, was its own identity but now I am
> starting to question that. Anyone have an opinion on this?
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