The Portfolio Reviews 2018 List

The Portfolio Reviews 2018 List:

It’s here: the 2018 Update of our all-time classic List of PF Reviews. We have compiled this list for all of you who might interested in showing your work to qualified professionals around the world!

Entries are shorted by date and simplified for a practical use. For more info, go to their respective websites.

If you know of any other ones we should add, let us know 🙂

DUESSELDORF Photo Weekend (February, Germany)

ASMPNY FINE ART Portfolio Review (March, USA)

PHOTO ALLIANCE Portfolio Review (March, USA)

FORMAT Portfolio Review (March, UK)

PALM SPRINGS Portfolio Review (April, USA)

DENVER MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY Portfolio Review (April, USA)

CONTACT Portfolio Review (April, Canada)

FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA REGGIO EMILIA Portfolio Review (May, Italy)

ART PHOTO BARCELONA Portfolio Review (May, Spain)

PHOTOIRELAND’s Critical Practice Reviews (May, Ireland)

OFFSPRING PHOTO MEET Portfolio Review (May, UK)

DESCUBRIMIENTOS PHOTO ESPAÑA Portfolio Review (May, Spain)

GRAND PRIX FOTOFESTIWAL (June, Poland)

THE ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Reviews (June, Athens)

VIENNA PHOTO BOOK REVIEW (June, Austria)

VOIES OFF PORTFOLIOS REVIEWS (July, France)

PHOTO FOLIO REVIEW Arles Portfolio Review (July, France)

EXPOSURE Portfolio Review (July, USA)

INTERFESTIVAL DE LA LUZ (August, Argentina)

OBSCURA FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (August, Malaysia)

LANDSKRONA PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (September, Sweden)

BACKLIGHT PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (September, Finland)

FILTER FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (September, USA)

ENCONTROS DA IMAGEN. Portfolio Review (September, Portugal)

CENTER REVIEW SANTA FE Portfolio Review (October, Mexico)

THE EYES ON Portfolio Review (November, Slovakia)

PHOTO NOLA Portfolio Review (December, USA)

PORTFOLIO DIALOGUE (Online)


Name: DUESSELDORF Photo Weekend

Organizer: NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

Date & Place:  Not published yet. (Last year: 4-5 February 2017). Ehrenhof 2, Düsseldorf, Germany

Profiles of Reviewers: Publishers, photo editors, photography agents, gallery directors, photography critics, advertising agency creatives, magazine editors and museum directors from the US.

Registration Fee: TBA

Application Deadline: Not published yet. (Last year: 22 December 2016)

Web: www.portfolio-review.de

Presentation Text: The Portfolio Review is a public event and a platform to discuss and discover young contemporary photography. Each year emerging artists from all over the world get selected to present their work to an international panel of curators, critics and editors working in the field of art and photography. The presentations are public and the images are screened with a projector offering both the specialist and general visitors of the Photo Weekend an insight into the artist’s process and methods. Besides getting exposure and feedback, the participating artists have the chance to win awards. The Portfolio Review takes place at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf the hot spot of the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend during which galleries, museums and other institutions offer a rich programme of exhibitions and talks.


Name: ASMPNY FINE ART Portfolio Review

Organizer: American Society of Media Photographers New York (ASMPNY)

Date and place:  March 21, 2018, 6:45 to 9:00PM. The Center, 208 W 13th Street, New York, NY. 

Profiles of Reviewers: influential members of New York’s photography/arts community: gallerists, curators, collectors, publishers and dealers.

Registration Fee: Registration is required and places fill up quickly. There will be a wait list. Register .

Number of reviews: 5 to 8 reviewers (10 min. each)

Price / Review Ratio: Free for all members

Email: asmpny.fineart@gmail.com

Web: http://asmpny.org/

Presentation Text: Fine Art Photographers, it’s time to make the connections and get the feedback you’ve been looking for to move your career forward. Don’t miss this opportunity to get real feedback on your work from art-world professionals! Recent participating organizations have included: the International Center of Photography, Aperture, and New York Foundation for the Arts; galleries have included Flowers, Howard Greenberg, Steven Kasher, Yossi Milo, and Yancey Richardson; and individual reviewers have included Elizabeth Avedon, Julie Grahame, and Mary Virginia Swanson.


Name:PHOTO ALLIANCE Portfolio Review

Organizer: PhotoAlliance /Lens Culture

Date & Place: March 9-11, 2018. San Francisco Art Institute.

Application Deadline: December, 1st 2017.

(Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: Top photography editors, publishers, curators, gallerists, and educators   

Registration Fee: Initial application fee: $695.00 for 10 review session. Initial fee upon registration via online application $95.00 Remaining $600.00 will be due by February 15th 2018.

Web: PhotoAlliance.org

Email: PHOTO@PHOTOALLIANCE.ORG or call: 415.425.5608

Presentation Text: This event brings together top photography editors, publishers, curators, gallerists, and educators representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from around the U.S. and abroad to meet with engaged photographers, review their portfolios, encourage their careers and exchange opportunities.


Name: FORMAT Portfolio Review

Organizer: Format International Photography Festival

Date & Place: Not published yet. (Last year: 25 March 2017). Derby College in Derby, UK.

Application Deadline: Not published yet.

Profiles of Reviewers: Curators and directors, art dealers, publishers and photo editors are brought together for two days during CONTACT to review portfolios of established and emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism or photo-based art practices.

Registration Fee: 4 reviews – £150, 6 reviews – £200, 8 reviews – £250 in 2017.

Number of reviews: You can choose from either 4, 6 or 8 reviews (there are maximum 8 reviews in one day – only select 8 in 2017.

Price / Review Ratio: £40 per review in 2017

Web: http://www.formatfestival.com/portfolio-reviews

Email: portfolio@formatfestival.com

Presentation Text: Established in 2004 by Louise Clements and Mike Brown, the biennale festival celebrates the wealth of contemporary practice in international photography and is now one of the UK’s leading non-profit international contemporary festivals of photography and related media.

FORMAT is focused on developing opportunities to platform the work of international photographers and to provide links for local/national practitioners to show work, exchange opportunities, skills and knowledge and for audiences to see, debate, develop and engage in the best of what photography is and can be.

FORMAT is curated by Louise Clements, QUAD & FORMAT Artistic Director, and organised by QUAD in partnership with: Derby City Council, University of Derby & Derby Museums.


Name: PALM SPRINGS Portfolio Review

Organizer: Palm Springs Photo Festival

Date & Place: May 6 – May 10, 2018. Palm Springs, California, USA

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018.

Profiles of Reviewers: Publishers, photo editors, photography agents, gallery directors, photography critics, advertising agency creatives, magazine editors and museum directors from the US.

Registration Fee: Prices are $400 for 5 reviews. A 10% discount is applied to 15 or more reviews.

Price / Review Ratio: $40 for photographers registered for scheduled Portfolio Reviews $80 for non-registrant.

Web: www.palmspringsphotofestival.com

Email: information@palmspringsphotofestival.com

Presentation Text: The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2018 offers the opportunity for professional, emerging professional & serious advanced amateur photographers to study with legendary photographers, show portfolios in our celebrated portfolio review program, check out the latest gear, attend cutting-edge seminars, symposiums, networking events and enjoy evening presentations by world famous image-makers. The inevitable relationships that are made or renewed at PSPF can oftentimes be transformative.


Name: DENVER MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY Portfolio Review 

Organizer: Colorado Photographic Art Center has partnered with MoP founder Mark Sink

Date & Place: Not published yet. (Last year: 8-9 April 2017 ) / RedLine Denver, 2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

Profiles of Reviewers: Publishers, photo editors, photography agents, gallery directors, photography critics, advertising agency creatives, magazine editors and museum directors from the US.

Registration Fee: Not published yet. (Last year: 4 sessions $148, 8 sessions $296 or 12 sessions $444).

Number of reviews: 4, 8 or 12 in 2017

Price / Review Ratio:  $37 in 2017

Web: http://www.mopdenver.com/about/

Email: mop@cpacphoto.org

Presentation Text: MoP – Month of Photography Denver is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region March and April 2017. We are joining multiple museums galleries and schools surrounding fine art photography creating an exciting artistic and educational event for the city of Denver and the region.


Name: CONTACT Portfolio Review

Organizer: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Date & Place: Not published yet. (Last year: May 7 & 8, 2017). Toronto, Canada

Application Deadline: Not published yet

Profiles of Reviewers: Curators and directors, art dealers, publishers and photo editors are brought together for two days during CONTACT to review portfolios of established and emerging artists, with a focus on documentary, photojournalism or photo-based art practices.

Registration Fee: $200 for 4 reviews

Number of reviews: 4

Price / Review Ratio: $50 per review

Web: www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com

Email: portfolioreviews@contactphoto.com

Presentation Text: CONTACT’s Portfolio Reviews provide an unparalleled opportunity for artists and photographers to meet with some of the most important professionals in the field of photography. The event is a platform for those with developed projects that are seeking opportunities for publishing and exhibiting nationally or internationally, as well as guidance on conceptual approaches or career development.

Each year, one artist will be awarded with a solo exhibition presented at the CONTACT Gallery. This award, chosen by a jury of international professionals in the field of photography, recognizes outstanding work presented at CONTACT’s Portfolio Reviews. The program was created to support and advance the careers of talented emerging photographers.


Name: FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA REGGIO EMILIA Portfolio Review 2018

Organizer: Un progetto di Fondazione Palazzo Magnani e Comune di Reggio Emilia

Date & Place: May 2018, Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia RE, Italia

Application Deadline: Last year: May 5, 2017

(Registration period has closed)

Number of Participants: 16

Registration Fee: Each review costs 35 €. Each participant can participate in one or more reviews, the cost of the reviews will be cumulative: 2 readings € 70, 3 readings € 105 and so on.

Number of reviews: Acumulative

Price / Review Ratio: 35€

Email: info@fotosuperstudio.it

Web: http://www.fotografiaeuropea.it/fe2016/en/portfolio-review/

Presentation Text:  At the end of Sunday, May 7 sessions, at 1.30pm,  the present reviewers, at their sole discretion, will announce the 3 best portfolio, which will be published on Fotografia Europea website.

In addition, the winner will be awarded with the print of his own photographs (printing approximately 25 fine art photographs on Canson paper, size 30 x 45, thanks to Foto Superstudio) and expose them, in 2018, at VisionQuesT contemporary photography gallery in Genoa, Maria Livia Brunelli home gallery di Ferrara and MIA Photo Fair in Milan. Moreover the photos will be published in the magazine FPmag and presented at Photolux Festival 2017, Lucca


Name: ART PHOTO BARCELONA  Emerging photography Festival _Portfolio Review

Organizer: Art Deal project

Date and place: May 5, 2018. Barcelona, Spain

Application Deadline: March 30, 2018.

Profiles of Reviewers: university teachers, curators, consecrated artists, gallery directors, cultural managers, museum and foundation directors.

Registration Fee: 35 €

Email: fotografos@artphotobcn.com

Web: www.artphotobcn.com

Presentation Text: ART PHOTO BCN is a Festival and a Fair of Photography specialized in the activation of the artistic circuit and the incursion of new creative values bringing over to the general and specialized public the works and projects of new artists.


Name: PHOTOIRELAND’s Critical Practice Reviews

Organizer: PhotoIreland Festival

Date & Place: The Tara Building on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th May 2017, Dublin, Ireland.

Application Deadline: Not published yet. (Last year: April 24, 2017)

Number of Participants: Until full, the jury will select 45 portfolios for review from all submitted work.

Profiles of Reviewers: International and Irish Curators, Magazine Editors, Gallery Owners, Festival Directors, publishers and other photography professionals.

Registration Fee: The fee per 1 hour session is €30 and artists are welcome to book no more than 4 sessions.

Number of reviews: 4 sessions

Price / Review Ratio: 7,5 Euros

Web: http://festival.photoireland.org/2017/news/book-critical-practice-reviews

Email:info@photoireland.org

Presentation Text: Critical Practice Reviews (CPR) are group critiques in which 3 professionals listen, discuss and advise on the practice and development of 2 artists at a time. The sessions run for 1 hour, with 20 minutes presentations per photographer plus 10 minutes Q&A and feedback. A key component of these reviews is the approach, and the background of the experts.


Name: OFFSPRING PHOTO MEET Portfolio Review

Organizer: PHOTO MEET

Date & Place: Not published yet. (Last year: May, 2017). SPACE HQ in London.

Application Deadline: Not published yet. (Last year: May, 2017)

Profiles of Reviewers: Curators and directors, art dealers, publishers and photo editors.

Registration Fee: £160 for 4 reviews or 8 reviews over the two days (4 on each day) for £200

Number of reviews: 4 or 8

Price / Review Ratio: £40/25 per review

Web: http://photomeet.org/portfolio-reviews/

Email: info@photomeet.org

Presentation Text: Offspring Photo Meet is run by some of London’s best picture editors and photographers and for a full weekend they will be there to help guide and direct you and your work in the right direction.

You will have 4 X 20-minute 1-2-1 portfolio reviews each day with someone who is well established in the industry. There will also be a photography talk each day which will give you valuable insight into certain areas of the industry. In between the portfolio reviews there will be areas where you can socialize with like minded people, make new contacts, read up on photography books and watch photography related projections.

You will also have a chance to meet picture editors and well established photographers within an informal setting, either during the day between talks and portfolio reviews or with a drink during the evening event.


Name: DESCUBRIMIENTOS PHOTO ESPAÑA Portfolio Review

Organizer: PHotoEspaña Festival. Madrid, Spain

Date & Place: Not published yet. (Last year: May 29 – June 2, 2017). Centro de Arte Alcobendas. Madrid, Spain.

Application Deadline: Not published yet. (Last year: April 4, 2017)

Profiles of Reviewers: International photography and art curators, museum and festival people, publishers all over the world.

Registration Fee:  pre-registration 10 € plus 240 € registration

Number of reviews: 5

Email: descubrimientos@phe.es

Web: www.phe.es

Presentation Text: Descubrimientos PHE is the portfolio review of PHotoEspaña. Offering photographers  the opportunity to present their work to critics, curators and editors especialized in photography with the objetive of generating professional outlets for their work.

An independent jury will select seventy photographers to participate in the portfolio reviews. The jury will also determine a wait list in the event that there may be a cancelation. The portfolio of all of the selected participants will be included http://www.phe.es There is an inscription fee of 240 Euros for all participants.

Each photographer will have five appointments, each with a duration of twenty minutes. The appointments will be held over three days and are celebrated with strict punctuality. The reviews will be given in English or Spanish. The organization will do its best to arrange appointments with the reviewers preferred by each of the photographers. The organization will send each participant a personal schedule close to the dates, once we near the dates of the event.

The winner of the award may have participated in the portfolio review on previous occasions, but cannot have been recognized with this award in prior editions. PHotoEspaña will make public the jury´s results when the festival awards are announced. PHotoEspaña reserves the right to promote the winner´s name and images in printed and digital materials.


Name: GRAND PRIX FOTOFESTIWAL

Organizer: FOTOFESTIWAL

Date & Place: 2018, Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki, Lódz, Poland

Application Deadline: Not published yet. (Last year: Nov, 2017)

Profile of reviewers: numerous, international and significant assembly of curators, directors of photography festivals, critics, journalists, publishers of books and magazines, galleries owners and photographers with a rich artistic achievements.

Registration Fee: The registration fee is PLN 100 (≈25Euro, ≈35USD; the currency is converted automatically).

Email: 0portfolio@fotofestiwal.com

Web: Grand Prix Photo Festival 2018

Presentation Text: The Fotofestiwal’s Portfolio Review is aimed at photography students and graduates, professional photographers and those who have at least one exhibition or publication in their CV. It is one of the most important forms of promotion which enable photographers to arrange individual and direct interviews with experts in the field of photography and in many cases results in establishing further cooperation.


Name: THE ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Reviews

Organizer: Athens Photo Festival, International Festival of Contemporary Photography & Related Media

Date & Place: June, 2018.  Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe) in Athens.

Application Deadline: Not published yet. (Last year: April, 2017)

Profiles of Reviewers: International experts in the field of photography. A total of 22 curators, editors, critics and festival’s directors from around the world.

Registration Fee: 80, 110, or 140€

Number of reviews: 4, 6 or 8.

Price / Review Ratio: 20, 18,3 or 17,5.

Web: http://www.photofestival.gr/portfolio-reviews

Presentation Text: The Athens Photo Festival’s Portfolio Reviews offer an opportunity for emerging artists and photographers to meet and network with internationally acclaimed experts. A total of 20 curators, editors, agency and festival directors and influential experts from different countries are brought together during the Athens Photo Festival to provide an opportunity for photographers and artists to receive advice on their work.

This year’s portfolio review programme will take place on Monday and Tuesday 13-14 June 2016 at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe) in Athens. Participants can register for either 4, 6 or 8 one-to-one reviews. Each review session lasts for 20 minutes. Places are limited, so early application is highly encouraged.


Name: VIENNA PHOTO BOOK REVIEW

Organizer:  AnzenbergerGallery and OstLicht Gallery. Artistic Directors: Regina Maria Anzenberger and Michael Kollmann

Date & Place: 15-17 June,2018. Vienna, Austria (Brotfabrik Wien/Bread Factory)

Application Deadline: Not published yet.

Profiles of Reviewers: Publishers, gallery owners, curators, critics, and collectors

Registration Fee: 144€ (2017. Not published yet)

Number of reviews: 6 reviewers out of 15 aviable,  20 minutes each

Price / Review Ratio: 24€ (2017. Not published yet. )

Web: http://www.viennaphotobookfestival.com/2nd-viennaphotobookreview/

Email: review@viennaphotobookfestival.com

Presentation Text: The ViennaPhotoBookReview, which had its successful launch last year and will be continued this year, will take place one day before the festival starts, on Friday, June 9, 2017. Our goal is to offer talented photographers from around the world a forum to discuss their books with a wide range of photography experts, thereby producing a lively dialogue between the aspiring artists and the experts from various prestigious institutions. Photographers will have one-on-one meetings with the reviewers. Each review session will last 20 minutes and we will limit the number of participants to assure that everyone receives six reviews each.


Name: Voies Off Portfolios Reviews

Organizer: Voies Off Arles

Date & Place: Not published yet. (Last year: July 4-7, 2017) Arles, France.

Application Deadline: Not published yet. (Last year: June 27, 2017)

Profiles of Reviewers: publishers, exhibition curators, museum directors, agency chiefs, gallerists, collectors, critics, press art directors and others

Number of reviews: limit of 2 meetings per day

Price / Review Ratio: 4€ for meeting

Web:http://voies-off.com/index.php/en/portfolio-reviews/photographers

Email:photofolio@rencontres-arles.com

Presentation Text: Voies Off offers personalized support to young photographers by organizing more than 1,100 portfolio reviews: individual meetings of 20-min between photographers and professionals of the contemporary photography.Art critics, publishers, galerists, iconographers, directors of festival, members of collectives, agencies… For the reviewers, it is one of the best way to prepare a future programming and to discover new talents : a lot of them are loooking for new collaborations.


Name: THE RENCONTRES D’ARLES Portfolio Review

Organizer: The Rencontres d’Arles

Date & Place:  Not published yet. (Last year: July 3-8, 2017) Arles, France

Application Deadline: Not published yet. (Last year: June 18, 2017.)

Profiles of Reviewers: publishers, exhibition curators, museum directors, agency chiefs, gallerists, collectors, critics, press art directors and others

Number of reviews: 5 – 20

Price / Review Ratio: 195€ for 5 appointments / 310€ for 10 appointments / 440€ for 15 appointments / 540€ for 20 appointments

Web:https://www.rencontres-arles.com/en/photo-folio-review/

Email:photofolio@rencontres-arles.com

Presentation Text: The Rencontres d’Arles Photo Folio Review enable participating photographers to present their work to renown international photography experts. They thus benefit from experts’ advice, and for some, obtain real exhibition and/or publication projects. The Rencontresd’Arles Photo Folio Review is open upon registration to all photographers whatever their photographic practice or image treatment technique.


Name: EXPOSURE Portfolio Review

Organizer: Los Angeles Center of Photography

Date & Place: February 17, 1-5 PM, 2018. Gallery Hall Taylor Familiy Library, University of Calgary.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018.

Profiles of Reviewers: publishers, exhibition curators, museum directors, agency chiefs, gallerists, collectors, critics, press art directors and others

Registration Fee: 63$

Number of reviews: Not published.

Price / Review Ratio: Not published.

Web:http://www.exposurephotofestival.com/portfolio-review-2018/

Email:reviews@lacphoto.org

Presentation Text: Exposure’s Portfolio Review offers participating photographers the opportunity to present their work to influential members of the photographic community. Whether you are showing a completed body of photographic work or you are seeking feedback on work in progress, meetings with these photography professionals will provide you with advice, guidance, and networking opportunities. Photographers share their work with reviewers in  twenty-minute one-on-one meetings. Each participating photographer will receive at least four meetings with reviewers, assigned by lottery. Reviewer preference forms will be emailed to participants when they have registered for the event. An informal reception for participants will be held at the conclusion of the reviews. The 2018 Portfolio Review is presented in partnership with The Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary. Limited seats are available; register by January 15th.


Name: INTERFESTIVAL DE LA LUZ 2017

Organizer: LUZ AUSTRAL FOUNDATION

Date & Place: August 9-11, 2017. Salón Dorado of La Alianza Francesa, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Application Deadline: 20 July, 2017.

(Registration period has closed). 

Profile of reviewers: meeting between photographers and a group of international personalities: museum directors, gallerists, curators, art collectors and publishers.

Registration Fee: 10 reviews 150$, 5 reviews 90$, 1 extra review after the 10th 25$.

Number of reviews: Acumulative

Price / Review Ratio: 15 for 10, 18 for 5

Email: portfolios@encuentrosabiertos.com.ar

Web: http://www.encuentrosabiertos.com.ar/es/node/671

Presentation Text: – The Encuentros Abiertos-Festival de la Luz (Open Encounters-0Festival of Light0) are an immense set of activities related to international artistic photography that takes place every two years, between the months of August and September in Argentina.It’s about the cared presentation of exhibitions of national and foreign photographers at different museums, cultural centres and art spaces all around the country; conferences, workshops and round tables lectures about artistic photography; urban interventions, screenings and actions in public spaces; book presentations, photographic calls and contests; as well as encounters between photographers and curators, specialized critics, collectors, editors, publishers and directors of institutions interested in the photographic image as a means for artistic, cultural and social relevance.


Name: OBSCURA FESTIVAL Portfolio Review

Organizer: Obscura Festival

Date & Place: Not published yet. (Last year: August 18-31, 2017)Georgetown Penang, Malaysia

Application Deadline: TBD. Not published yet.

Registration Fee: TBD

Number of reviews: TBD

Price / Review Ratio: TBD

Web: http://www.obscurafestival.com

Email: info@obscurafestival.com

Presentation Text: Portfolio reviews are paid review sessions with some of the leading photographers, curators, editors and industry experts Asia and around the world. Portfolio reviews are instrumental in getting professional feedback on your work as well as networking with people who may be able to help you with your career development. Sign up for a review on the morning of the workshop to secure yourself a place. You will need at least two bodies of work either in print or on a portable device (laptop or tablet).


Name: LANDSKRONA PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Review

Organizer: Landskrona Photo Festival

Date & Place: 15&16 September, 2018. Landskrona, Sweden.

Application Deadline: passed

Number of Reviews:  7

Profiles Reviewers: publishers, art historians, artistic directors, photographers, photo editors, curators, chief editors, photography professors, etc.

Registration Fee: 2500 SKK (250 euros).

Price / Review Ratio: 35,70 Euros 

Web: http://www.landskronafoto.org/en/

Email: portfolioreview@lphoto.se

Presentation Text: A good way to spread your photography is to exhibit at photo festivals in different parts of the world. It is important for us that portfolio exhibitions can lead to something more for the participating photographers. This year too, we have therefore invited curators from international photo festivals. This year’s reviewers together select the »Best Portfolio« and the winner is offered the chance to be part of the official festival programme during the Festival in 2018.


Name: BACKLIGHT PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Review

Organizer: Backlight Photo Festival

Date & Place: Not published yet. (Last year: September 9, 2017) in Tampere, Finland.

Application Deadline: Not published yet. (Last year:  July 31, 2017)

Number of Reviews: 9 aprox. portfolio reviews

Profiles Reviewers: photo editors, curators, editors, etc.

Registration Fee: Not published yet. (Last year:  50€)

Web: www.backlight.fi

Email: portfolios.backlight@gmail.com

Presentation Text:Portfolio review brings together photographers, artists and experts from the international field of photography. During the 20 minutes face-to-face meetings the participants can discuss and receive feedback on work on progress as well as present their completed series to representatives of festivals, galleries, museums and publications in an encouraging environment.

After the portfolio review the participants are welcome to join the get-together evening of the 30th jubilee year of Backlight Photo Festival at Telakka, where the evening continues with announcement of the Portfolio Awards and togetherness with live music and dj.

We can include around 30 participants to the portfolio review.


Name: FILTER FESTIVAL Portfolio Review

Organizer: Filter PhotoFestival

Date & Place: 16 March – 21 April, 2018. Filter Space, 1821 West Hubbard Street | Suite 207, Chicago, Illinois.

Application Deadline: Registration for the 2018 Festival opens on May 25 for Filter Photo Members and June 1 for the general public.

Number of Reviews: 5, 8 or 12 portfolio reviews

Profiles Reviewers: photo editors, curators, editors, etc.

Price / Review Ratio: Not published yet. (Last year:  $275 for 5, $375 for 8 and $525 for 12 (Student Pricing: $40 per individual review)

Web: http://filterphoto.org/filter-festival/

Email: portfolioreview@lphoto.se

Presentation Text: Participants sign up for twenty-minute face-to-face reviews and receive candid advice about their images, as well as information on getting their work exhibited and published. We are thrilled to have so many of our attendees walk away with connections that have led to exhibitions, publications, and the indispensable opportunity to network with their peers.

All Filter Photo Festival attendees receiving blocks of portfolio reviews are encouraged to sign up for our annual Portfolio Walk, where Filter VIPs will roam the room and the general public is invited to vote for their favorite portfolio for the 2017 Festival People’s Choice Award.


Name: ENCONTROS DA IMAGEN. Portfolio Review

Organizer: Festival Encontros da Imagen

Date & Place: September 2018. Braga, Portugal.

Application Deadline: TBA

Number of Reviews: 8

Profiles Reviewers: Commissioners, curators, art critics, gallery owners, expert editors, etc..

Registration fee: Pre-registation: 25€, Registration 150€

Price / Review Ratio: 21,5€

Web: http://encontrosdaimagem.com

Email: emergentes@encontrosdaimagem.com

Presentation Text: The International Photography Award Emergentes dst is an initiative of Domingos da Silva Teixeira group, organized by Encontros da Imagem, with a prize money that will be granted to the best 2017 Contemporary Photography Portfolio.The Photography Prize Emergentes dst will be awarded aer the Portfolio Review which shall give photographers the opportunity to show their work to commissioners, gallery owners and expert editors, thus establishing solid foundations for the promotion of their work.


Name: CENTER REVIEW SANTA FE  Portfolio Review

Organizer: Center

Date & Place:  October 2018. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Application Deadline: open for application

Profiles of Reviewers:  curators, editors, publishers and gallerists

Fee: 795 USD (for non-members)

Number of reviews: 9

Price / Review Ratio: 88.33 USD per review (for non-members)

Web: http://www.visitcenter.org

Email: eteller@visitcenter.org

Presentation Text: Review Santa Fe is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world. Considered one of the most important events for photographers who seek career advancement, Review Santa Fe is designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals looking for new work.


Name: THE EYES ON Portfolio Review

The Eyes On Portfolio Review has been organised this year for the first time in collaboration with the Month of Photography Bratislava. The following editions of the Review will alternate annually between Vienna and Bratislava.
The next Portfolio Review will take place in November 2017 in Bratislava.

Organizer: Museumsquartier Wien

Date & Place: TBA November 2018. Bratislava, Slovakia

Application Deadline:  TBA October, 2017

Profiles of Reviewers: publishers, art historians, artistic directors, photographers, photo editors, curators, chief editors, photography professors, etc.

Registration Fee: 6 meetings 135€, 12 meetings 255€

Number of reviews: 6-12

Price / Review Ratio: 22,5€

Web: http://eyes-on.at/2016/en/portfolioreview

Presentation Text: The Eyes On Portfolio Review brings photographers and renowned experts together in one place to enable practitioners of artistic and documentary photography to discuss their work with curators, editors, gallery owners, and festival directors.


Name: PHOTO NOLA Portfolio Review

Organizer: New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries and alternative venues citywide.

Date & Place: TBA, New Orleans, USA

Application Deadline:  TBA

Profiles of Reviewers:  Twenty-minute face-to-face meetings with gallery owners, editors, publishers and museum curators from throughout the U.S. provide photographers with networking opportunities, critical advice, and guidance for bringing their work to a larger audience.

Registration Fee: TBA

Number of reviews: 30 / The registration fee will guarantee each participant 8 twenty-minute reviews over the two days

Price / Review Ratio: TBA

Web: https://photonola.org/

Registration / Email: registration via website / info@photonola.org

Presentation Text: PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, festival programming includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city to partake in a variety of educational programs, and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public.


Name:PORTFOLIO DIALOGUE

Organizer: PORTFOLIO DIALOGUE IVS

Date and place: Online via Skype. Portfolio Dialogue offers a new, in-depth approach to portfolio reviews with well-prepared reviewers and the possibility to reach out for feedback right when you need it.

Price / Review Ratio:169€. 
The fee covers the reviewer’s preparation time and a 30-minute review on Skype.

Profiles of Reviewers: Curators, museum directors, publishers, magazine editors, artistic directors, fellow artists, etc.

Email: info@portfoliodialogue.com

Web: www.portfoliodialogue.com/

Presentation Text: Traditionally organized as physical meetings within the framework of international photography festivals, portfolio reviews are a highly efficient form of communication. Artists meet experts, present their work, receive feedback and, over time, develop their artistic practice as well as their career. Portfolio Dialogue takes this successful concept one step further by providing an online platform for professional portfolio reviews and mentoring – no longer exclusively for photographers but for visual artists.


PAST PORTFOLIO REVIEWS & HINTS

Thinking about participating in one of them? Then take a moment to check out these resources. We have a post where you can find useful hints.

In case you are have not found the PF Review you were looking for, maybe it has ceased to exist. Double-check with our archived list of PF Reviews (since 2011) and if you think that we have missed our something, let us know (via a comment to this post)! Thank you!

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