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Samantha Johnston

Executive Director
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, USA

Samantha Johnston joined Colorado Photographic Arts Center as Executive Director in September of 2015. A photographer, arts administrator, and educator, she made the move west to Denver from the East Coast in 2010. Prior to joining CPAC, she spent 12 years teaching photography and visual arts at high schools in Boston and Denver. She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016, and Co-Chair of Letters to an Emerging Artist, a Southwest regional conference in Denver.

Johnston’s photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions nationally, and she continues to be an active artist in the community. She has reviewed portfolios at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, and PhotoPlus New York, and was a juror for Critical Mass and The Fence. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Westword, and was featured in Lenscratch in April 2016.

CPAC is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of photography in all forms and concepts through exhibition, education, and community outreach.

Samantha Johnston is interested in viewing both finished projects and works in progress. She is interested in all types of portfolios, however, limited feedback can be provided to commercial portfolios, traditional nudes, or travel photography. Solo and group opportunities are available in CPAC’s gallery.

Session Two

The International Meeting Place

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