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Spanish publisher Fuego Books is looking for international photographers to be included in its fourth book. e volume will be an anthology of new photographic works based in the Twin Peaks TV series and the universe of David Lynch and is titled A place both wonderful and strange .


The theme of the book will be photographic works inspired by the tv series Twin Peaks. Twin Peaks was an influential american TV series from the early 90s. It was created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, and its unprecedented combination of soap opera elements, crime serial and a heavy dose of surrealism made it a surprise hit whose influence has growing stronger each year since. In 2017 Twin Peaks will be back on TV with a new season, and our purpose is to honor and explore the strange world that has caused so many obsessions.


We are not looking for literal interpretations based on the famous iconography of the series. A simple remake of the iconic image of Laura wrapped in plastic or a wink to the room of red curtains are things that we have seen many times.


We want to see new visions, with a contemporary language, alluding to the themes and obsessions present in Lynch’s work. They can be mundane or ethereal, cryptic or direct, surreal or realistic. Or, as Twin Peaks itself, may be several of these things at once.


Photographers and visual artists using photography worldwide are invited to apply. The application must include the following information in a single PDF:

Who are you? A short biography, link to your website and a short CV will be enough.

What is your idea? Describe the concept or idea of your project or photographic series. A few lines of text would be ok. e work must have not been published before.

The pictures. Please include 10-15 pictures. They can be recent work or preliminary sketches. We need them to know the visual direction of the project.

Applications must be send to

The deadline for the application process is November 25. The selected authors will be contacted in early December.



La editorial española Fuego Books, especializada en fotolibros, invita a fotógrafos de todo el mundo a enviar propuestas para formar parte de su cuarto título, una antología que tendrá como tema Twin Peaks y el universo de David Lynch y se titulará A place both wonderful and strange.


El tema del libro serán trabajos fotográficos (de componente narrativo o seriados) que estén inspirados por la serie de tv Twin Peaks. Twin Peaks fue una influyente serie de televisión americana de comienzo de los años 90. Creada por David Lynch y Mark Frost, su combinación sin precedentes de elementos propios de la telenovela, de las series policiacas y unas fuertes dosis de surrealismo la convirtió en un éxito sorpresa al que los años han convertido en una serie de culto. En 2017 volverá a las pantallas de todo el mundo y nuestro propósito con este libro es homenajear y explorar ese mundo que tantas obsesiones ha provocado.


No buscamos interpretaciones literales basadas en la famosa iconografía de la serie. No buscamos un simple remake de la icónica imagen de Laura envuelta en plástico o un guiño a la habitación de cortinas rojas, son cosas que ya hemos visto muchas veces.


Queremos ver trabajos nuevos que, con un lenguaje contemporáneo, hagan referencia a los temas y obsesiones presentes en la obra de Lynch. Pueden ser mundanos o etéreos, crípticos o directos, surreales o realistas. O, como la misma serie de TV, pueden ser varias de esas cosas a la vez.


Necesitamos que nos envies, en un solo pdf, la siguiente información.

¿Quien eres? Una pequeña biografía, enlace a tu página web y un breve CV será suficiente.

¿Cual es tu idea? Describe cual es tu idea de proyecto o serie para participar en el libro. Necesitamos que sea un trabajo que no haya sido publicado o expuesto con anterioridad. Si no tienes claro este punto no dudes en consultarnos.

Las imágenes. Incluye también 10-15 imágenes de bocetos u obra reciente que nos de una idea sobre la dirección visual que tendrá tu trabajo.

Las solicitudes deben ser enviadas a

Y la fecha límite 25 de noviembre de 2016. Los autores seleccionados serán contactados a inicios de diciembre.


Warwick Stafford Fellowship 2016/17. Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016

Call for applications: The Warwick Stafford Fellowship

Northumbria University are accepting applications to the Warwick Stafford Fellowship 2016/17 until 5pm Monday 14 November 2016.

Early-mid career practitioners in Fine Art are invited to apply for the fellowship which offers a £20,000 bursary to the chosen candidate.

In addition to the bursary Northumbria will provide the successful Fellow with:

• A studio space in the BxNU Institute for Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39

• Technical Support

• Participation in an environment of postgraduate and PhD art researchers

• Access to leading academics and internationally renowned artists

The Fellowship will offer an early-mid career artist a structured opportunity to advance their practice and research and engage with a stimulating community of professional artists, students, fine art researchers and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art partners. Support and development will be designed to meet the needs of the individual fellow. The artist will participate in and contribute to the research environment at BALTIC 39 whilst developing a body of new work that advances their practice-led research. New work will be accessible during public events at the BxNU Institute and will form a core part of the exhibition programme in Gallery North, the Faculty’s prestigious venue for contemporary art.

The fellowship will culminate in a solo exhibition with publication.

The current 2015/16 fellowship is held by Stuart Tait. Details of Stuart’s work, along with past Fellows, Eleanor Wright 2012/13, Luke McCreadie 2013/14 and Laurence Kavanagh 2014/15 can be seen on the BALTIC 39 website.

How to apply

During selection the panel will look to identify applicants whose practice and research will benefit most from the opportunities offered.

Application deadline: Monday 14 November 2016 at 5pm

Interviews will be held from Monday 8 December 2016

Residency will begin from Monday 9 January 2017

For further information on how to apply, please visit

For enquiries, please email

2016 New Talent Award, Beijing, China. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016.

The 2016 New Talent Awards is open to Chinese photographers under the age of 35. All entries submitted during 15th August-15th November in 2016 are welcomed. Under the principle of fairness and justice, the event is open to public and ready to embrace various academic ideas related with photography. It is expected to present the creation of the youth in this era by selecting original excellent photograph works.

About the Award

Name: 2016 New Talent Award

Sponsor: Xitek


Schedule: 15th August-15th November, 2016

I. Entering the Award

1. Official website: Entrants can submit their works following the tips on the entry’s page of “2016 New Talent Award” by logging in the official website of New Talent (

2. Mailbox or material forms: Works are welcomed submitted either via mailbox or in material forms (paper photos and albums, etc.). Please download the The New Talent Award Application Form and submit it with works.

Note: Please post entries in material forms of CD,USB, paper photos or albums to:

New Talent Award Committee, Xitek, E209 of Shang 8 International Advertising Garden, NO.3 Yard of Xiadianjia, Chaoyang District, Beijing.

Tel: 0086 10 85805422-825

II. Entry Requirements

1. Under the principle of fairness and justice, the 2016 New Talent Award is open to Chinese photographers in both mainland and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well as overseas under the age of 35.

2. The entries must be original and have not been nominated in any national photography competition.
Note: The entry will be qualified for the Award when the latest one is created within the due schedule provided it belong to long-term series.

3. There is no limitation on the content or style of the entry. Photos or other related mixed media are qualified for the Award.

4. The entries submitted via website or mailbox must be saved in JPG format. All photos must be re-sized to the pixel scale ranging from 1000px to 2000px.

5. Every entrant should submit at least five entries together with his/her personal information and interpretation on entries in written form.

III. Schedule

Collection: 15th August- 15th November, 2016

Photographers are supposed to enter the 2016 New Talent Award by submitting their works either in form of digital or material. All entries would be qualified for primary selection once submitted.

Note: The deadline of online submission is 00:00, 15th November in 2016. Entries posted before 1st November in 2016 are qualified for the Award either submitted via mailbox or in the form of material.

Primary Selection: 15th November – 5th December, 2016

The judging panel of primary selection will study on all entries and select entries of six photographers as 2016 New Talent Award nominations.

Final Selection: 7th January, 2017

There will be a Photofolio Review before the final selection. To have an in-depth understanding on creative ideas of the photographers, the judging panel of final selection will have face to face communication with the six nominees and select one as 2016 New Talent Photographer.

Awards ceremony: 8th January, 2017

The result of final selection will be published in the awards ceremony.

IV. Copyright

Every entrant should make sure he/she owns independent, complete and undisputed copyright on entries and have the right to submit the entries following the rules of the event. Photographers are required to be responsible for any legal disputes aroused by the entries for violating the rights( including but not limited to) of portrait, privacy and honor. The entrant shall take the liability of compensation for losses of the sponsor( including Xitek and other partners, similarly hereinafter) caused by the above mentioned disputes.

V. Notice for the Use of Entries

The sponsor or other medias/websites recognized by the sponsor has the right to use all entries freely for(but not limited to) non-commercial purposes of publicity and exhibition via online websites, Weibo and album.

The sponsor has the right to obtain the original file of entries being nominated for exhibition both online and offline as well as album making. After being informed by the sponsor to submit the original file, the nominees should submit the e-file of digital photos or the scanned negative film to the sponsor within the due schedule. Entrant fails to submit the original file of nominations shall be deemed to automatically abandon his/her entry qualification (including but not limited to abandon the nomination) and will not participate in following schedule.

VI. Entry Fee

Entering the 2016 New Talent Award charges no fee. All entries are unreturnable.

VII. Awards

Five 2016 New Talent Awards Nominees
a. Creation funds of RMB10,000
b. Attend the Photofolio Review
c. Opportunities for media coverage and exhibition
d. Participate in the itinerant exhibition of 2016 New Talent Award
e. Works being published in the album of 2016 New Talent Award
f. Opportunities for media coverage and exhibition

·One 2016 New Talent Photographer
a. Creation funds of RMB50,000
b. Photographic equipment of RMB50,000
c. Opportunity for solo exhibitions in both domestic and abroad
d. Attend the Photofolio Review
e. Participate in the itinerant exhibition of 2016 New Talent Award
f. Works being published in the album of 2016 New Talent Award
g. Opportunities for media coverage and exhibition

Note: Xitek owns the sole right to interpret this notice for entering the Award. Submission of entries implies the acceptance of all conditions above mentioned.

Please check for the Chinese Version the official website:





Fondation des Treilles Photography Prize. Deadline: Oct. 2, 2016.

Guidelines to compete for the Photography Prize


The photography prize of the Fondation des Treilles is open to all professional photographers with neither age limit nor nationality considerations. Photographers must have already published or exhibited their work.

The subject of their project can be anything from landscape to architecture, social or archeological photography, as long as it is closely related to the Mediterranean world.

Digital or conventional, the technique used to produce the work must be applied with a spirit of durability and conservation.



The jury, is chaired by Mrs Laura Serani, former director of photography, audiovisual and Fnac Collection, curator and artistic director of several major photographic events (as Les rencontres de Bamako, biennale africaine de la photographie), Artistic Associate of the Month of Photography 2014 in Paris, writer and critic. The other members are: Ezzaïm Hassan, Director of the Villa des Arts Rabat / Casablanca, ONA Foundation, Charles-Henri Filippi, collector, Chairman of Citigroup France, Costa Gavras, film director, Macha Makeieff, director of theater, Director of the National “Theâtre de la Criée” in Marseille, Jean-Luc Monterosso (Director of the “Maison Européenne de la Photographie”) and Sarah Moon, photographer, film-maker.

The jury’s decision will be final and not subject to appeal.


Prize: reminder

The prize is made of both an allowance of 2650 euros per month for a period ranging from two to eight months depending on the project, coming with a living residency.

The duration of the cash allowance will be decided by the jury depending on the project. All the expenses due to the realization of the project and more specifically travel costs will remain at the charge of the winner

As far as the residence is concerned, its maximum duration is of 8 months. By the way, it can not last less than one month, specially in order to insure the achievement of the development of the photos at Les Treilles.



Photographers shall guarantee that their works do not infringe the rights of third parties (image rights, right to private property, etc) or that they have obtained the necessary reproduction and exhibition permissions from these parties.

Entering the competition implies full acceptance of the terms of participation.


Application form and documents


Please send:

The application form fully completed [download the competition form]

A short presentation of the project

10 to 20 images in jpg format, 300 dpi, medium quality compression, the longer side of the image should not be more than 12 cm

The applicants will be notified of their selection by email.



Applicants chosen at the conclusion of the pre selection phase have to submit a hard copy application to the following address: Fondation des Treilles, Prix “Résidence pour la photographie”, 90 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris.

It requires:

A supporting text in French or English presenting the project and explaining the author’s approach of the chosen topic. The text should also mention if the applicant has already been awarded in other former prizes.

From 10 to 20 prints of a minimum A4 size up to an A3 maximum format.

A signed letter where the applicant (if awarded) undertakes the cession of at least 3 prints and the copyrights of such images in the strict limit of an institutional use. The prints will be part of the art collection of la Fondation des Treilles.

A stamped envelope or any form of package at the right format for the return of the prints to the applicants that have not been selected. Applications sent without the requested return envelope or unvalid stamping will not be returned.



Applications for pre selection must be sent from May 2 to October 2, 2016 to the following email address:

Pre selection will take place in November 2016. Selected or not, each applicant will be advised.

Hard copy applications must be sent from: dates to be confirmed later.

Meeting of the panel of judges: date to be confirmed later.

Announcement of the winner, December 2016.

Call for Curatorial Projects, Valencia, Spain. Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016.



The Consortium of Valencian Museums has launched the first edition of “V.O.”
The purpose of this call is the selection of three projects, for exhibitions during the years 2017 and 2018 at the Centre del Carme of Valencia and other associated centers of Alicante and Castellon.

The projects submitted must address contemporary artistic creation and innovation in creative processes, promoting mobility of exhibition productions and different artistic disciplines. Open to individuals and collectives.

The overall budget for each project is 25,000 €, with € 3,000 reserved for the curator and and 3,300 € for the artist or artists or participants.

The deadline for submitting projects for V.O. ends on November 14, 2016.

El Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana ha puesto en marcha la primera edición de su convocatoria V.O. dirigida a comisarios. Entre los objetivos que persigue el Consorci de Museus está el de contribuir al dinamismo del contexto artístico en la Comunitat Valenciana. Una de sus actuaciones concretas en este ámbito es el apoyo a comisarios y comisarias para dar a conocer propuestas innovadoras en el campo de las artes visuales, así como apoyar su desarrollo en el terreno profesional. El objetivo de esta convocatoria es la selección de tres proyectos de comisariado de carácter inédito para la realización de exposiciones durante los años 2017 y 2018 en el Centre del Carme de Valencia y en otros centros consorciados de Alicante y Castellón.

Los proyectos que se presenten deben abordar la creación artística contemporánea y la innovación en los procesos creativos, promoviendo la movilidad de las producciones expositivas  y las diferentes disciplinas artísticas. Puede optar a la convocatoria cualquier persona, a título individual o colectivo.

La dotación económica para cada uno de los proyectos es de 25.000 €, donde se incluyen los honorarios de 3.000 € para comisariado y 3.300 € para el o la artista o artistas participantes.

El plazo para presentar proyectos para V.O. finaliza el 14 de noviembre de 2016.

Bases V.O.

The Van Eyck Call for Applications for Residency (Maastricht). Deadline: Oct. 3, 2016.

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Call for Applications: work period 2017

The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, architects, landscape architects, curators, writers, and thinkers to apply for a residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie for 6 up to 12 months. Participants are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of themselves. Start is beginning of April 2017. By mutual agreement, the residency can commence at a later date.

Participants receive amongst others:

  • a monthly stipend
  • a work budget
  • advise by a group of advisors, consisting of experienced artists, designers, curators and art critics, who will make regular studio visits
  • advise by different guest advisors who will make studio visits
  • access to well-equipped Labs (wood and metal, print, photo, video and new media, and a library), run by experts in their discipline

Participants are expected to:

  • engage, next to their work in the studio, in In-Labs and external projects
  • to settle in Maastricht or direct surroundings during their stay at the Van Eyck Institute

More info on:

All information about the application procedure; requirements, etc. can be consulted in English here. Please also check the FACT page


 ——–>Dutch version (English above)<———
Call for Applications: work period 2017

De Jan van Eyck Academie is een postacademisch instituut dat openstaat voor kunstenaars, ontwerpers, fotografen, (landschaps)architecten, curatoren, schrijvers, critici van over de hele wereld. Een verblijfsperiode aan de academie varieert van 6 tot maximaal 12 maanden. Start is begin april 2017. In overleg kan deze periode op een later tijdstip ingaan.

Deelnemers hebben o.a. de beschikking over:

  • een maandelijks stipendium
  • een werkbudget
  • een vaste groep adviseurs, bestaande uit ervaren kunstenaars, ontwerpers, curatoren en kunstcritici die regelmatig studiobezoeken afleggen
  • verschillende gastadviseurs die studiobezoeken afleggen
  • goed geoutilleerde labs (hout- en metaalbewerking, print, foto, video en nieuwe media en een bibliotheek, gerund door experts op hun vakgebied)

Van de deelnemers wordt o.a. verwacht:

  • dat zij, naast hun werk in de eigen studio, ook participeren in In-Labs en projecten met externe partners
  • dat zij zich vestigen in Maastricht of directe omgeving tijdens hun verblijf aan de Van Eyck


Alle informatie over de aanmeldingsprocedure, de vereisten, etc. is in het Nederlands hier te raadplegen. Check ook FEITEN elders op deze pagina.


The Portfolio Reviews 2016 List

The Portfolio Reviews 2016 List:

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🙂




-PHOTO ALLIANCE Portfolio Review (March, USA)

-FORMAT Portfolio Review (April, UK)

-PALM SPRINGS Portfolio Review (April, USA)

-CODICE MIA 2016 (April, Italy)

-FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA Reggio Emilia Portfolio Review 2016 (May, Italy)

-RIGA PHOTOMONTH Portfolio Review (May, Latvia)

-CONTACT Portfolio Review (May, Canada)

-KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH 11th Portfolio Review (May, Poland)

-ART PHOTO BARCELONA Portfolio Review (May, Spain)

-DESCUBRIMIENTOS PHOTO ESPAÑA Portfolio Review (June, Spain)


-ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Reviews (June, Greece)


-PHOTOIRELAND Portfolio Review (July, Ireland)

-PHOTO FOLIO REVIEW Arles Portfolio Review (July, France)

-FESTIVAL DE LA LUZ Portfolio Review (August, Argentina)

-OBSCURA FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (August, Malaysia)

-LANDSKRONA PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (August, Sweden)

-FILTER FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (September, USA)

-ENCONTROS DA IMAGEN. Portfolio Review (September, Portugal)

-MDF BERLIN Portfolio Review (October, Germany)

-CENTER REVIEW SANTA FE  Portfolio Review (November, USA)

-PHOTO NOLA Portfolio Review (December, USA)





Organizer: American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP NY)

Date and place:  February 23, 2016, The Center, 208 W 13th Street, New York, NY.  (Registration period has closed). 

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

Registration Fee: Only ASMP members are eligible to register for this free, 2 1/4 hour, event. Registration is required and places fill up quickly. There will be a wait list. Link to register.

Number of reviews: 4 to 8 reviewers (10 min. each)

Price / Review Ratio: Free for all members



Presentation Text: Fine Art Photographers, its time to make the connections and get the feedback you’ve been looking for to move your career forward!

ASMPNY’s members only Fine Art Portfolio Review will take place on Tuesday February 23rd. Don’t miss this opportunity to get real feedback on your work from the art world professionals. Recent participating organizations have included: the International Center of Photography, Aperture, and New York Foundation for the Arts; galleries included: Flowers, Howard Greenberg, Steven Kasher, Yossi Milo, and Yancey Richardson; individuals included: Elizabeth Avedon, Julie Grahame, and Mary Virginia Swanson.

This event is free for all members, however you must register to reserve your spot, space is limited.


Organizer: FotoFest

Date & Place: The Meeting Place is organized into four 4-day sessions. Different reviewers are invited for each session of the Meeting Place. Dates for each session are as follows: March 12-15, 17-20, 22-25, 27-30, 2016. Houston, Texas. Between each session of the Meeting Place, there are “break days” (March 16, March 21, and March 26) where workshops, curatorial forums, exhibition tours, lectures, and symposia take place. The dates and details of these specific events will be announced at a later date.

Application Deadline: Early Registration period – June 17 to July 29, 2015. (Registration period has closed). 

Number of Participants: 450 from 34 countries and 37 U.S. states,

Profiles of Reviewers: 160 reviewers from 26 countries and all sectors of photography

Registration Fee: The fee to participate in one session of the Meeting Place is $925. Online registrations only; no telephone or walk-in registrations accepted.
(Artists are able to register for one or two sessions. FotoFest will accommodate as many preferences as possible, however be aware that FotoFest cannot guarantee ALL preferences, as space is limited.)

Number of reviews: Minimum of 16 individual portfolio reviews during a 4-day session. Guaranteed a minimum of 4 one-on-one formal review appointments per day.
Each appointment lasts 20 minutes.

Price / Review Ratio: $925 /$58

Web: /


Presentation Text: The Meeting Place is the largest, most international program of its kind in the world offering sixteen days of portfolio reviews. Meeting Place registrants have special access to Citywide Exhibitions, Curatorial Forums, Artist Talks, and Open Portfolio Nights – Evenings with the Artists, where reviewers, collectors, and the public are invited to meet registrants and view their portfolios. Over the course of the last 20 years, the Meeting Place has been the catalyst for exhibitions, publications, and wider acclaim for many artists.


Organizer: PowerHouse Books

Date and place: March 6, 2016, Brooklyn, NY

Application Deadline: February 18, 2016  (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: publishers, photo editors, commercial photography agents, gallery directors, photography critics, art book packagers, and designers. Mostly from the US, especially from New York.



Presentation Text: The Power House PR is a platform for all levels of aspiring and professional photographers to present their body of work to be reviewed and critiqued by leading experts in the fields of photography, art, media, and advertising and to receive guidance and mentoring for future artistic and commercial career development. The portfolio review accepts about 100 photographers, who will meet with a panel of experts that includes a range of publishers, photo editors, commercial photography agents, gallery directors, photography critics, art book packagers, and designers. Each attendee will be assigned five one-on-one reviews with members of our panel of esteemed photography professionals.


Name:PHOTO ALLIANCE Portfolio Review

Organizer: PhotoAlliance /Lens Culture

Date & Place: March 11-13, 2016. San Francisco Art Institute.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015  (Registration period has closed). 

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

Registration Fee: Initial application fee: $45.00 for up to 20 images for screening. If selected, additional fee: $595.00 for full participation to meet with 10 reviewers.


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: April 22 2016, Derby College in Derby, UK.

Application Deadline: (application opens March 1st)  (Registration period has closed). 

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 – £120, 6 reviews – £170, 8 reviews – £200, 10 reviews – £230, 12 reviews – £260

Number of reviews: You can choose from either 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 reviews (there are maximum 12 reviews in one day – only select 12.

Price / Review Ratio: $30 per review



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: April 24-29, 2016. Palm Springs, California, USA

Application Deadline: April 7, 2016  (Registration period has closed). 

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 $300 for 5 reviews. 10% discount for 10 or more reviews

Price / Review Ratio: 55$



Presentation Text: Over 1000 Portfolio Reviews will be offered during the week! A list of the most sought-after industry professionals of any event in the country will be posted online and every morning at the Portfolio Review area at the Hyatt, updated hourly. You may show your work as prints or on your computer. Please limit your presentation to not more than 20 images in order to allow the person you’re meeting with to properly respond to your work.

Name: CODICE MIA 2016

Organizer: Milan Image Art Fair

Date & Place: April 28-May 2 2016. Milan, Italy  (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: collectors, art advisors and curators.

Registration Fee: Request further information about registration procedures and fees and submit your applications by contacting Admira, event organizer for MIA Fair, at the following address/e-mail: Lucia Orsi – via Mercadante 3 – 20124 Milan – Tel. +39 02 6694278 /

Number of reviews: 4

Price / Review Ratio: TBD



Presentation Text: CODICE MIA is a unique portfolio review, which will host some of the most renowned specialists among leading names in the world of international fine art photography: including important collectors, curators of corporate collections, managers of the photography departments of famous auction houses and art advisors.


Name: Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia Portfolio Review 2016

Organizer: Portfolio Review 2016 are organized by Inside Training and Foto Superstudio, in collaboration with the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.

Date & Place: May 7-8, Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia RE,Italia

Application Deadline: May 8 (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€



Presentation Text: An important occasion for professional and amateur photographers to know influential personalities of photography, in order to receive advices and suggestions. A chance to promote your own work and to strengthen your career.

t the end of Sunday, May 8 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 30 fine art photographs on Canson paper, size 30 x 40, thanks to Foto Superstudio) and expose them, in 2017, at VisionQuesT contemporary photography gallery in Genoa, Riccardo Costantini Contemportary in Turin and MIA Photo Fair in Milan.

Name: Riga Photomonth Portfolio Review

Organizer: Riga Photomonth

Date & Place: 13-15 May, Riga, Latvia

Application Deadline: 18 April (Registration period has closed)

Profile of reviewers: curators, festival directors, magazine editors and photographers.

Registration Fee: 75€ (a reduced fee of 50 EUR for photographers from Latvia)

Number of reviews: 5

Price / Review Ratio: 15€


Presentation Text: The event is a platform both for those seeking professional feedback on their developed projects and guidance on the conceptual approaches in one’s artistic practice. The Portfolio Review is also a great place to establish contacts with the field professionals and other photographers, which can result in new exhibitions and publications in future.

Name: CONTACT Portfolio Review

Organizer: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Date & Place: Sunday May 8 & Monday May 9, 2016. (10am – 5pm ). Toronto, Canada

Application Deadline: Registration Opens Winter 2015  (Registration period has closed). 

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



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: KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH 11th Portfolio Review

Organizer: Krakow Photomonth

Date and place: 21 May, 2016, Centrum Biurowe Lubicz, at ul. Lubicz 23 in Krakow, Poland

Application Deadline: May 5, 2016 (Registration period has closed). 

Profiles of Reviewers: This year, our reviewers will include professional photographers, editors, critics, curators, and owners of photography publications:

Number of reviews: 5

Registration Fee: 50 €

Price / Review ratio: 10€



Presentation Text: As part of the 14th edition of Krakow Photomonth, applications are invited for one of the festival’s flagship events – the Portfolio Review! The 11th edition of the Review also features a competition with the Griffin Art Space Prize – Lubicz 2016 for the artist with the best portfolio! The prize is production of two copies of a folder featuring the photographer’s works, one of which will be purchased for the Griffin Art Space collection.

Name: ART PHOTO BARCELONA Portfolio Review

Organizer: Art Deal project

Date and place: May 27-29, 2016. Barcelona, Spain

Application Deadline: March 30, 2016  (Registration period has closed). 

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

Registration Fee: 35 €



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.


Organizer: PHotoEspaña Festival. Madrid, Spain

Date & Place: June 1-6, 2015. Centro de Arte Alcobendas. Madrid, Spain.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015  (Registration period has closed).

Number of Participants: 200

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 (before April 9, 2015)

Number of reviews: 7

Price / Review Ratio: 35,71 Euros per Review.



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 There is an inscription fee of 240 Euros for all participants.

Each photographer will have seven 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.


Organizer: XV International Festival of Photography

Date & Place: 10-12 June, Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki, Lódz, Poland

Application Deadline: 10 May (Aplication period has closed)

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: 180 PLN (= 45 Euro, = 45 USD; the currency is converted automatically)

Number of reviews: 6

Price / Review Ratio: 7,5



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’s Portfolio Reviews

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

Date & Place: June 13-14, 2016.  Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe) in Athens.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016

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.


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.

In addition to providing professional advice, the reviewers will award the “Best Portfolio” and the winner will have the chance to exhibit at the Athens Photo Festival 2017 edition.


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

Date & Place: June 19, 2016. Vienna, Austria (Brotfabrik Wien/Bread Factory)

Application Deadline: TBD

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

Registration Fee: 125€

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

Price / Review Ratio: 20€



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 19, 2015. 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: PHOTOIRELAND Portfolio Review

Organizer: PhotoIreland Festival

Date & Place: July 1-31, 2016. Dublin, Ireland / Portfolio reviews: Friday 3 July 2015

Application Deadline:  May 8, 2016

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: Submission 25 Euros. If your work is selected an additional fee (cost of the portfolio review sessions) of 120 Euros within 24 hours.

Number of reviews: 14

Price / Review Ratio: 10.35 Euros



Presentation Text: PhotoIreland Festival’s portfolio review weekend will take place on 3-6 July 2014 in Dublin city, representing a unique opportunity for emerging artists worldwide to highlight new photographic projects and meet with international professionals to further their careers. The winner of the portfolio reviews weekend will be offered a solo exhibition next year, during PhotoIreland Festival 2015.

Name: PHOTO FOLIO REVIEW Arles Portfolio Review

Organizer: The Rencontres d’Arles

Date & Place: July 4-9 , 2016. Arles, France

Application Deadline: TBD

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

Registration Fee: 195€ for 5 appointments / 295€ for 10 appointments / 420€ for 15 appointments / 540€ for 20 appointments

Number of reviews: 5 / 10 / 15 / 20

Price / Review Ratio: 39€ / 29,5€ / 28€ / 27 €



Presentation Text: The Rencontresd’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.



Date & Place: August 8-12, Salón Dorado of La Alianza Francesa, Buenos Aires

Application Deadline: July 20

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

Registration Fee: 10 reviews 250$, 5 reviews 190$, 1 extra review after the 10th 30$.

Number of reviews: Acumulative

Price / Review Ratio: 25 for 10, 38 for 5



Presentation Text: – The Encuentros Abiertos-0Festival de la Luz 0(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: August 19-21, 2016, Georgetown Penang, Malasysia

Application Deadline: TBD

Registration Fee: TBD

Number of reviews: TBD

Price / Review Ratio: TBD



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).


Organizer: Landskrona Photo Festival

Date & Place: 19-28 August, Landskrona, Sweden.

Application Deadline: TBA

Number of Reviews: TBA

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

Registration Fee: Free

Price / Review Ratio: TBA



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 2015.

Name: FILTER FESTIVAL Portfolio Review

Organizer: Filter PhotoFestival

Date & Place: September 22-25 2016. Chicago. Illinois.

Application Deadline: Registration Opens June 1st, 2016.

Number of Reviews: 5 or 8 portfolio reviews

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

Registration Fee: $275 for 5 and $375 for 8 before June 20th (early discount), $295 for 5 and $425 for 8 afterwards

Price / Review Ratio: 55$ / 46$ / 59$ / 53$



Presentation Text: Filter Photo is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Chicago, Illinois.

Filter Photo’s mission is two-fold: first, to serve and support the photographic communities of Chicago and the Midwest; and second, to highlight Chicago as a vital center of the national photographic community. Since 2009 Filter Photo has organized the annual Filter Photo Festival, a multiday celebration of photography that includes workshops, lectures, exhibition receptions, artist talks, and other diverse programming.

In the Portfolio Review, participants sign up for twenty-minute face-to-face reviews and receive candid advice about their work, as well as information on getting their photographs exhibited and published. We are thrilled to have so many of our attendees walk away with connections that have led them to publishing their work, gallery shows, online exhibitions and the indispensable opportunity to network with their peers.

All Filter attendees receiving blocks of 5 or 8 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 2016 Festival Portfolio Walk’s People’s Choice Award.

Name: ENCONTROS DA IMAGEN. Portfolio Review

Organizer: Festival Encontros da Imagen

Date & Place: September 21-November 5 2016. Braga, Portugal.

Application Deadline: June 10

Number of Reviews: TBA

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

Registration fee: TBA

Price / Review Ratio: TBA



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 2014 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: MDF BERLIN Portfolio Review

Organizer: European Month of Photography Berlin in in collaboration with museums, cultural institutions, galleries, embassies, project spaces, and photography schools in Berlin and Potsdam.

Date & Place: October 1-31, 2016. Berlin, Germany.

Application Deadline: This year’s selection process is already complete. The next EMOP Berlin will take place in October of 2018.

Number of Reviews: 6

Profiles Reviewers: Important representatives of the photography scene, including curators, festival directors, photo editors, art buyers, photography professors, and photographers.

Registration Fee: Free



Presentation Text: The Portfolio Review is aimed at  freelance photographers, artists, and  photography students in advanced semesters. It provides a unique opportunity to experience new encounters, engage in interesting professional discussions, and to network with nationally and internationally renowned photography experts.

Name: CENTER REVIEW SANTA FE  Portfolio Review

Organizer: Center

Date & Place:  November 3-6, 2016. Santa Fe, Nuevo México

Application Deadline: March 25, 2016

Profiles of Reviewers:  curators, editors, publishers and gallerists

Number of reviews: 45

Price / Review Ratio: $745 members, $795 non-members; payment plans and scholarships are available.



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: PHOTO NOLA Portfolio Review

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

Date & Place: December 8-11, 2016, New Orleans, USA

Application Deadline:  TBA

Number of Participants: 70 / filled on a first come, first served basis.

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: $500

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

Price / Review Ratio: $20 / $65


Registration / Email: registration via website /

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.


Organizer: Portland Photo Month

Date & Place: April 2017. Portland, Oregon. Biannual

Application Deadline: 2017

Profiles of Reviewers: gallery owners, curators, publishers, editors, and consultants

Registration Fee: info (at)

Number of reviews: 67 / TDB per session

Price / Review Ratio: TBD


Email: info (at)

Presentation Text: Photolucida is an arts nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate and connect the regional, national, and international photography community.

By providing a venue for in-depth, informed, and supportive dialogue between photographers, gallery owners, curators, publishers, editors, and consultants, Photolucida promotes the culture of photography locally, nationally, and internationally. The next Portfolio Reviews Festival will take place April, 2017.


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

Date & Place: 2017 / RedLine Denver, 2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205 Biannual

Application Deadline: Fall 2016 TBA

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

Number of reviews: TBA

Price / Review Ratio:  TBA



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.