Photographer Andrea Sarcos during "Photobook as Object" workshop hosted by the WOPHA Institute. © Karli Evans / All Seeing Media. Courtesy Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA).

WOPHA Photo Marathon

WOPHA / 08.20.2023

Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), in an exciting collaboration with Miami Design District, launches the WOPHA Photo Marathon, a dynamic 12-hour challenge of photo-related events designed to gather the South Florida arts community during #WorldPhotographyWeek. 

From dawn to dusk, participants will immerse in a resistance creative journey with a bilingual photowalk, curator lecture, inspiring exhibitions, portfolio reviews, open studios, and evening projections. Join us in this #WorldPhotographyWeek celebration! Reserve your spot now and prepare for a vibrant program championing women in photography. 

Event Details

  • Date: August 26, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Location: 21 NE 39 St. Miami, FL 33137
  • Parking: City View Garage. 3800 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137
  • Admission: Open to all, with an admission fee that supports our vision to make a meeting place for the international photography community in Miami. The admission fee encompasses entry for one individual, accompanied by a guest during the entire program. This event offers free admission to everyone under the age of 18.
  • Fee: $15 – $100

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Event Program

9:00 – 10:00 am | Photowalk at MDD

Instructor: Clara Toro

WOPHA presents Photowalks, a bilingual, photography-based walking workshop led by photographer Clara Toro. During the morning session, Toro will guide participants to explore the rich imagery, public artworks, landmarks, and people of the Miami Design District, offering insights anchored in her experience with street and documentary photography. Participants will learn tips and techniques from this experienced photographer and build visual literacy skills by sharing their photographs and comments on Instagram with the hashtags #PhotowalksatMDD, #WOPHAatMDD, and #WorldPhotographyWeek. Participants should bring any camera equipment they wish to use, including digital, film, or camera-phone. 

Meeting point: Fly’s Eye Dome. 140 NE 39th St. Miami, FL 33137
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10:30 am – 12:30 pm | WOPHA Portfolio Review 

WOPHA Portfolio Review seeks to build community, offer guidance and invaluable advice, and provide a safe space for women artists to present their work, find critical feedback on their creative practice, exchange knowledge, and further professional opportunities. The program brings together leading South Florida photography experts, including museum curators, professors, and artists, who will question and comment on the participants’ practice in front of an audience.


    • Tiera Ndlovu. Curatorial Assistant at the Norton Museum of Art, Founder of Baha Archives.
    • Maggie Steber. Award-winning documentary photographer.
    • Karen Grimson. Curator Craig Robins Collection & Director of Cultural Programming.
    • Aldeide Delgado. WOPHA Founder & Director.

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12:30 – 1:30 pm | Networking Lunch 

Build connections, foster collaborations, and share the joy of photography with like-minded enthusiasts. 

As the morning session of the WOPHA Photo Marathon comes to an end, we invite you to recharge and connect during a Networking Lunch. Join photographers, artists, and visionaries in an intimate setting that encourages exchanging ideas and forging new collaborations. This is an opportunity to interact with other artists, professors, and curators in a relaxed and inspiring environment.

1:30 – 3:30 pm | Open Studio

Engage in conversations with passionate photographers, learn about their inspirations, and gain insights into the techniques that shape their captivating images. The open studio is a unique opportunity to better understand the artists’ process as they work on their projects, share their ideas, and invite you into their creative world. 

Featured Artists

Melissa Guerrero, Evelyn Ortiz, Clara Toro, and Elisa Benedetti.

4:00 – 5:00 pm | WOPHA Lecture

Speaker: Lauren Richman, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum of Art.

Step into the practice of photography curating with an afternoon dedicated to Lauren Richman, the William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum of Art. Having relocated to West Palm Beach this past April, Richman will take this opportunity to introduce herself to the vibrant photography community that exists across South Florida. She will discuss her career trajectory, including past and future projects, research interests, and curatorial practice.
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6:00 – 9:00 pm | Evening Projections 

Ojos Caribe. Curated by Patricia Encarnación.

Ojos Caribe introduces a curatorial endeavor focused on spotlighting the intersectionality of insular aesthetics within short films and video art. The platform is rooted in the Caribbean and Abya Yala perspectives and provides a critical, culturally, and politically attuned perspective. It delves into pluricultural narratives through the discerning vision of the artists and filmmakers, inviting a deeper exploration of our diverse landscapes.

Featured Artists

Adama Delphine; Camila Falquez, Carolina Oliveros & Luis Rincón; Keisha Rae & Monica Sorelle; La Vaughn Belle; Manuela Hidalgo & Paula Cury; Nadia Huggins; Patricia Encarnación; Yaissa Jimenez & Kilpatry Montes de Oca; and Yelaine Rodriguez.
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Thanks to

Karen Grimson, Mercede Hankins, Nathaniel Sandler, Carlotta Boettcher and Andreina Fuentes.

Technological support for this event was provided by The Miami Foundation Open for Business Fund.

WOPHA Library’s cultural partner is Bookleggers Library.

Hydrated by Liquid Death.

Cultural Partners

Miami Design District


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