Thank you all for putting together and facilitating such an incredible and successful Medium Photo Festival. It was amazing to connect with so many other talented photographers and to have a wonderful and intense shared experience. Not only did I finish the weekend feeling energetic and reinvigorated from all the great feedback from both the reviewers and all the other participants, but I also left with an expanded community. It is very rare that anyone get the chance to spend time away from the real world with a group of people that share your passion for photography. I feel very fortunate to have attended. I wish I could have stayed for the whole weekend!

—Krista Wortendyke, Chicago, IL, 2016 Portfolio Review photographer

I just wanted to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for this amazing experience! It was great meeting so many wonderful people! The beautiful sense of community made my heart swell. Your hard work is so very much appreciated!

—Tami Bahat, 2016 Eye to Eye Portfolio Review photographer

…what an absolutely WONDERFUL time I had at Medium. Congratulations! Everyone has been raving about it since then. I can honestly say that the work I saw was wonderful, everyone was friendly, the accommodations were wonderful, the lecture offerings were terrific….Bravo. I hope that this festival will continue!

—Lisa Volpe, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Also wanted to say, again, how impressed I was with the quality of work included in the portfolio reviews. It was great to see such a nice range of strong material, and to meet so many lovely people. Thanks especially for your excellent work in managing the preparations and flow of the event. Wonderful to be a part of something so well-conceived and executed.

—Mazie Harris, Assistant Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum

Thanks you so much for putting together such a fun and dynamic photography event! I really enjoyed attending and participating in Medium. I thought the whole program was very well organized, and I appreciated having the opportunity to attend each happening since there was rarely any overlap.

—Lamia Khorshid, La Jolla, CA

I wanted to tell you what a terrific event the conference was last weekend! I got a lot out of it in every respect– intellectually, creatively and socially. Made more connections than I possibly thought I would. Showed my work to far more folks than I thought I would. Feel focused and energized about what I want to make next (once I fully recover from the sleep deprivation, that is).

—Randi Ganulin, Seattle, WA

I just wanted to write and say thanks once again for all your hard work putting together the festival. I had a really great time, got some great feedback in the portfolio reviews, and made some new connections with local artists. I really couldn’t have asked for more, and it’s all thanks to you and the rest of the festival organizers.

—Mike Sakasegawa, San Diego, CA

Thank you all for a very well done and well run event last weekend. It could not have been better… shelf!The speakers were informative and fun and the portfolio reviews were most beneficial.

—David Freese, Philadelphia, PA

Kudos on a fantastic festival. From what we could tell, it was a very successful weekend, and people from all sides seemed to enjoy the weekend immensely. There was a really good energy there. Very pleased to have participated, and I thank you for honoring us by asking us to participate in Medium!

—Ken Rosenthal, Tucson, AZ

I truly appreciate all the effort and time you put into creating and executing the festival. I recently moved to San Diego from Manhattan and it’s wonderful to have this resource with such a high caliber of people. 

—Christine Finkleson, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed Medium last month. The selection and variety of presenters / artists was excellent. I know it was a huge effort on your part, and others. One thing I really liked was the scale. I am used to going to SPE and sometimes it gets overwhelming. 

—Peggy Ann Jones, Oceanside, CA