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The Portfolio Reviews 2019 List

The Portfolio Reviews 2019 List:

It’s here: the 2019 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 🙂

EXPOSURE Portfolio Review (July, USA)

DUESSELDORF Photo Weekend (March, Germany)

ASMPNY FINE ART Portfolio Review (March, USA)

PHOTO ALLIANCE Portfolio Review (March, USA)

FORMAT Portfolio Review (March, UK)

DENVER MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY Portfolio Review (April, USA)

FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA REGGIO EMILIA Portfolio Review (April, Italy)

ART PHOTO BARCELONA Portfolio Review (May, Spain)

PALM SPRINGS Portfolio Review (April, USA)

CONTACT Portfolio Review (April, Canada)

PHOTOIRELAND’s Critical Practice Reviews (March, Ireland)

DESCUBRIMIENTOS PHOTO ESPAÑA Portfolio Review (May, Spain)

OFFSPRING PHOTO MEET Portfolio Review (May, UK)

GRAND PRIX FOTOFESTIWAL (June, Poland)

THE ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Reviews (June, Athens)

VOIES OFF PORTFOLIOS REVIEWS (July, France)

PHOTO FOLIO REVIEW Arles Portfolio Review (July, France)

OBSCURA FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (August, Malaysia)

LANDSKRONA PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Review (September, Sweden)

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)

MEETING PLACE Paris 2019 (November, USA)

PHOTO NOLA Portfolio Review (December, USA)

PORTFOLIO DIALOGUE (Online)

LA NOBLE Portfolio review (Online)


Name: EXPOSURE Portfolio Review

Organizer: Los Angeles Center of Photography

Date & Place: February 10, 1-5 pm, 2019. Gallery Hall Taylor Familiy Library, University of Calgary.

Application Deadline: Not published yet.

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

Registration Fee: 60$

Number of reviews: 4.

Price / Review Ratio: Not published.

Web: Portfolio review 2019

Email:exposurefotofest@gmail.com

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 2019 Portfolio Review is presented in partnership with The Nickel Galleries, University of Calgary.


Name: DUESSELDORF Photo Weekend

Organizer: NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

Date & Place:  In March 2019. 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:

Web: www.portfolio-review.de

Presentation Text: The Portfolio Review aims to give the participants the opportunity to showcase their work in a format that lies between a review and an artist talk. During the event the images are screened with a projector. After the presentations the jurors engage in dialogues with the artists, and possibly initiate future collaborations. The Portfolio Review is a two day event. On the first day the public presentations and discussions take place, on the second day the artists and judges have the opportunity to continue the discussions from the day before in one-to-one reviews.


Name: ASMPNY FINE ART Portfolio Review

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

Date and place: Not published yet. Last year March. 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:  Last year 5 to 8 reviewers (10 min. each)

Price / Review Ratio: Last year 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 15-17, 2019. San Francisco Art Institute.

Application Begin: December, 3rd 2018. (no deadline announced, early applications are highly encouraged!)

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

Registration Fee: Review fee is $695.00 for 10 review sessions. Initial fee upon registration now via this application: $95.00. Remaining $600 will be due by February 1st 2019, details to follow.

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: Saturday 16th March, 2019. Derby College in Derby, UK.

Application Deadline:

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 – £160, 6 reviews – £210, 8 reviews – £260 in 2019.

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 2019.

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

Email: sebahc@derbyquad.co.uk

Presentation Text: Established in 2004. Today it is one of the UK’s leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. FORMAT organises a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally. The 2013 festival welcomed over 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

FORMAT is focused on developing opportunities for audiences to see, debate, develop, contribute and participate in the best of what photography is and can be, with comprehensive professional practice programmes and a yearly International Photography Portfolio Review.

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: DENVER MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY Portfolio Review 

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

Date & Place: March 23 & 24 , 2019 / THE CURTIS HOTEL, 1405 CURTIS ST., DENVER.

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: $352 (8 reviews), $528 (12 reviews) and $704 (16 reviews).

Each review session lasts for 20 minutes, and artists may choose 8, 12, or 16 sessions over the two-day event.

Number of reviews: 8,12 or 16.

Price / Review Ratio:  $42 – 44.

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: FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA REGGIO EMILIA Portfolio Review 2018

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

Date & Place: Apr, 2019, Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia RE, Italia

Application Deadline: December 3rd, 2018.

(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

Webwww.fotografiaeuropea.it

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.


Name: ART PHOTO BARCELONA  Emerging photography Festival _Portfolio Review

Organizer: Art Deal project

Date and place: May 3 – 5, 2018. Barcelona, Spain

Application Deadline: March 28th, 2019.

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: PALM SPRINGS Portfolio Review

Organizer: Palm Springs Photo Festival

Date & Place: May 5 – May 10, 2019. Palm Springs, California, USA

Application Deadline: April 20th, 2019.

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 $480 for 6 reviews.

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: CONTACT Portfolio Review

Organizer: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Date & Place: Not published yet. (Last year: May 7 & 8, 2018). 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: last year $200 for 4 reviews

Number of reviews: 4

Price / Review Ratio: last year $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: PHOTOIRELAND’s Critical Practice Reviews

Organizer: PhotoIreland Festival

Date & Place: 1 May – 31 July, 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

Application Deadline: March 17, 2019.

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

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: DESCUBRIMIENTOS PHOTO ESPAÑA Portfolio Review

Organizer: PHotoEspaña Festival. Madrid, Spain

Date & Place: June 3th and 4th, 2019. La Fabrica. Madrid, Spain.

Application Deadline: Tuesday April 9th, 2019.

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: 6

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: OFFSPRING PHOTO MEET Portfolio Review

Organizer: PHOTO MEET

Date & Place: Not published yet, last year 8 & 9 June, 2018. SPACE HQ in London.

Application Deadline: Not published yet. (Last year: May, 2018)

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

Registration Fee: Last year, £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: GRAND PRIX FOTOFESTIWAL

Organizer: FOTOFESTIWAL

Date & Place: June 13 -16 2019, Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki, Lódz, Poland

Application Deadline: December 2, 2018.

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 2019

Presentation Text: Grand Prix gives photographers an opportunity to present their works during Fotofestiwal. We award artists of exceptional personality and projects that present daring ideas. The submission is open and does not impose any restrictions related to topics, age or place. The jury consists of experts from the greatest photography media and institutions.


Name: THE ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL Portfolio Reviews

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

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

Application Deadline: Subbmition for 2019 will be open in November. (Last year: April, 2018)

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: Registration fee for the selected photographers is €80 for eight 20-minute sessions with eight reviewers.

Number of reviews: Last year, 2018. 4, 6 or 8.

Price / Review Ratio: Last year 2018. 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 2018 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: Voies Off Portfolios Reviews

Organizer: Voies Off Arles

Date & Place: July 1 to July 6, 2019. Arles, France.

Application Deadline: Not published yet.

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

Number of reviews: Last year, 2018.limit of 2 meetings per day

Price / Review Ratio: Last Year, 2018. 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: July 1-6, 2019. Arles, France

Application Deadline: Registrations 2019 will begin on May 15.

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: 200€ for 5 reviews of 20 minutes each, 320€ for 10 reviews of 20 minutes each, 450€ for 15 reviews of 20 minutes each, 550€ for 20 reviews of 20 minutes each.

Web:Portfolio review 2019

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: OBSCURA FESTIVAL Portfolio Review

Organizer: Obscura Festival

Date & Place: August 16th – 21st, 2019. George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2019.

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: Not Published yet. Last year, 15-16 September, 2018. Landskrona, Sweden.

Application Deadline: Not published yet.

Number of Reviews: Last year 7

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

Registration Fee: Last year, 2018,2500 SKK (250 euros).

Price / Review Ratio: Last year 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: FILTER FESTIVAL Portfolio Review

Organizer: Filter PhotoFestival

Date & Place: September 19 – September 22, 2019, 2018. Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel , 163 East Walton Place , Chicago, Illinois.

Application Deadline: Registration for the 2019 Filter Photo Festival opens on May 1 for Filter Photo Members and May 15 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: Not published yet. Last year, September 2018. Braga, Portugal.

Application Deadline: TBA

Number of Reviews: 8

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

Registration fee: Last year, Pre-Registration: 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 17th – 20th, 2019. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Application Deadline: January 29, 2019 & February 20, 2019.

Profiles of Reviewers:  curators, editors, publishers and gallerists

Fee: https:options here

Number of reviews: 9

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: Not published yet. Last year 2018.

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

Registration Fee: Not published yet. 6 meetings 135€, 12 meetings 255€

Number of reviews: Last year, 6-12.

Price / Review Ratio: Last year, 22,5€

Web: Portfolio Review 2018

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: MEETING PLACE Paris 2019

Organizer: FotoFest with VU’ and Fonds Régnier pour la Création

Date & Place: November 1 – 4, 2019; Paris, France

Application Deadline: Open until full

Profiles of Reviewers: Renowned photography experts and industry leaders from Europe, North America, South America, and Asia

Registration Fee: 1-day: 250 euros; 2-days: 450 euros; 4-days: 800 euros

Number of reviews: Minimum of 4 per day

Price / Review Ratio: 50 – 62.50 euros, depending on session choice

Web: www.meetingplaceparis.art

Email: sarah@fotofest.org

Presentation Text:  The FotoFest Meeting Place Paris 2019 organizes one-on-one meetings between registered artists, and dozens of renowned photography experts and industry leaders from across Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. Occurring just before Paris Photo, the Meeting Place Paris is a unique opportunity for artists to establish connections and create opportunities with global art professionals, curators, collectors, and colleagues in the context of one of the biggest photography events in the world. It fosters connections with a wide range of decision-makers who can offer tangible opportunities such as exhibitions, residencies, publication, gallery representation, and art sales.


Name: PHOTO NOLA Portfolio Review

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

Date & Place: Not published yet. Last year, December 2018. TBA, New Orleans, USA

Application Deadline:  Not published yet.

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: 149€. 
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.


Name: LANoble Portfolio review

Organizer: L A Noble Gallery

Date and place: scheduled appointment. Prospect Hill, London.

Price / Review Ratio:        1 hour session: £99
2 X 1 hour session: £180
3 X 1 hour session: £285
4 X 1 hour session: £375
5 X 1 hour session: £470
6 X 1 hour session: £525

Studio Visit with 1.5 hour session: £240

Profiles of Reviewers: Laura Noble

Email: hello@lauraannnoble.com

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

Presentation Text: L A Noble Gallery conducts individual portfolio reviews regularly. Each review is a unique 1 hour service & places must be booked in advance. We advise that you bring a notebook also so that the you and the reviewer can note down key points of discussion.


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!

FOTONOVIEMBRE Festival on Tenerife. Deadline: April 28, 2017

SEND YOUR PROPOSALS FOR THE FOTONOVIEMBRE FESTIVAL 2017, celebrated on the Canarian Island of Tenerife.

Pleas note:

1. Subject is free and it is better if the work has been done in the last two years.
2. Number: they will be accepted a maximum of 4 proposals by participant.
3. Proposal report: it must be specified its concept, kind of work: photo (total number of works), video, or performance,
and technical data and conditions for its installation.
4. Visual documents: a selection of eight (8) photographs maximum (per proposal), black and white or colour, which
give a general idea of the exhibition project and make it possible to understand it globally. In case of emailing
them, they should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, biggest size 21 cm. If they are sent by postal mail, they
should be contained in a CD/DVD and they will have the same features already mentioned. Images may also be sent
printed (optional) with a maximum size of 18 x 24 cm.
5. Biographical curriculum (in a text file).
6. Other useful information (press reviews, catalogues, etc).
7. Proposals will be sent preferably by e-mail, separately (one per e-mail), 8 Mb maximum per sending. They may
be also sent by Wetransfer, Google Drive, or similar platforms, and also by postal mail, or they may be delivered in TEA, at the entry register.
8. In case proposals are sent by postal mail, this will be notified in writing (by e-mail), indicating the date of
sending, which should be in any case before the expiry of the deadline.

 

TERMS
• Deadline: they will take part in the selection all the works sent until April 28th 2017 (included).
• Results will be published from 26/05/2017 on, in the websites http://www.fotonoviembre.com and http://www.teatenerife.es
• Deadline to deliver the material, for the catalogue and for the press, of the selected proposals: 22/06/ 2017.
• Works ready to be exhibited, must been received in the Center of Photography, 22/09/2017 the latest.

SUPPORT FOR THE CREATION
• Among all the proposals received, five will be selected to form the section “Authors in Selection”.
• Those proposals not included for this section, could be selected for the section “Atlantic Collectives”.
• The authors selected to take part in the section “Authors in Selection” will receive four thousand euros (4.000 €),
after the withholding or addition of taxes that legally correspond, for production and temporary cession of works
(for their exhibition).
SENDING ADDRESS
Centro de Fotografía ‘Isla de Tenerife’
TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
C/ San Sebastián, 8. 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canarias, España
centrodefotografia.tea@tenerife.es

 

Inscription Form: http://www.fotonoviembre.org/assets/FORMULARIO-INSCRIPCION-FN17-ENG.pdf

Tbilisi Photo Award Call. Deadline: March 20, 2017

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2017 – urgent call for entries

Within the framework of the KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia will be held. The jury members will pick out the best photo projects and reveal the winners in each category. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide – in Europe as well as in the USA – intends to foster its international position.

This year’s categories include:

1. Documentary Series

2. Reportage

3. Conceptual Photo Project

4. Best Shot

5. HUAWEI Mobile Photo

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund will be 6 000 USD. The sum will be equally divided between the winners in the first four categories. The winners of these categories will get 1500-1500 USD each. As for the Mobile Photo category (with sub-nominations: one shot and photo series) the winners will get a special prize: HUAWEI P10, Co-Engineered With Leica.

This year again there is a special Kolga Newcomer Photo Award for a young photographer under the age of 25. 500 € will be granted to the winner, whose photo series will be chosen from the following nominations: Documentary series, Reportage and Conceptual photo project. The aim of this award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography.

Register and upload your pictures on the website:
https://kolga.ge/?lang=en#/contest/

For questions please contact:  tinaschelhorn@web.de

Deadline March 20th, 2017

New Photography Festival Call, Belgium. Deadline:Jan. 23, 2017

Next summer the Cultural Centre of Palethe will organize the first edition of a two-yearly international photo festival ‘Lens op de mens’ (Spotlight on people) in Overpelt (Belgium).

 All professional and keen amateur photographers from around the world are welcome in Overpelt to show their most photogenic work to a large public. For this edition the subject is the human portrait.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

SUBMITTING PHOTOS

The competition is open for professional and amateur photographers of a high level.

  • The theme of the photos is ‘Lens op de mens’ meaning that photos have to be about people in the large meaning of the word. For example, photos can represent documentaries or art.

  • Every photographer can upload a maximum of 5 photos. Photos have to be taken in 2014, 2015, 2016 of 2017. The photographer has to pay a maximum of 20 euro incl. VAT for every photo uploaded to share costs.

  • You can submit photos up until midnight 23 January 2017.

  • Photos are selected by an international jury depending on photographic qualities. It is not possible to appeal against their decision.

  • The copyright of all images submitted remains with the copyright holder. However the Overpelt Photo Festival ‘Lens op de Mens’ reserves the right to use any of the images submitted, without payment, for display and publicity purposes for this and future Overpelt Photo Festival projects. It is vital that the candidate obtains the permission of the client and/or the copyright holder and any relevant model release forms, where appropriate before submitting the work.

  • Photos have to be submitted as jpg-files, compression High (10-12). The longest side of the pictures must be 50 cm (= 5906 pixels at 300 dpi).

  • The filename must be composed as:Name_First Name_Title_number.jpg

  • When the festival is finished and the exhibition is dismantled, the photographer can collect all photos. This will be between 18 and 28 September 2017 at set days and times. These will be advised at a future date. If the photographer doesn’t collect the photos, they will automatically become property of the organization. Photos selected for other exhibitions can’t be collected by the photographer.

EXHIBITION

  • All photos will be exhibited during the exhibition. The selected photos will be printed; all other photos will be digital.

  • The selected photos will be printed by the organization without any cost to the participating photographer.

  • The name of the photographer will be displayed under each photo by the organization. Logos of partners and sponsors can also be included under the photo.

  • Photos can be selected by the organisation and may be passed on to other exhibitions. These photos will remain property of the organization. We will notify the selected photographers by E-mail.

  • Any indecent or pornographic photos will be refused by the organization.

PRIZES

  • The selected photos are automatically entered into a competition. Prizes are awarded in different categories.

Awards for amateur photographers:
– gold
– silver
– bronze
– honorable mentioning

Awards for professional photographers
– gold
– silver
– bronze
– honorable mentioning

Prize for the most promising photographer younger than 30 years old.

Prize for the most artistic photo

Prize of the public:  Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to vote for their favourite photo. During the closing ceremony the prize of the public will be revealed.

Participants agree to all rules when submitting photos

Participate

GENERAL RULES

  • By submitting the photos and the registration document using WeTransfer the photographer gives permission for the submitted photos to be used at the international photo festival ‘Lens op de Mens’

  • Your registration will be accepted after the organisation receives the photo’s, the registration document and the payment.

Residency Call, Sicily (Italy), April. Deadline: Feb. 19, 2016

OPEN CALL
FOR ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES6 ARTISTS — 3 WEEKS
GIBELLINA (SICILY), APRIL 2016

DEADLINE: 19.02.2016

Fondazione Orestiadi onlus promotes a program of artistic residencies open to international artists from March 31st to April 21st 2016. The residencies will be hosted in Gibellina (Trapani, Sicilia, IT) and are addressed to 6 (six) artists who will use the Residency Program to build an artistic project on Urban Layers Theme.
Such artistic outcomes will be exhibited in the three urban photo–festivals promoted by the Project.

The call is opened to international artists with no limitatons of age above 18 or nationality. Participation to the call is free of charge. Before submitting your proposal, please read carefully the call.

Involved Festivals:

UPHO Urban Photo Festival, Málaga (E), 14.—29.05.2016
Photobiennale (Thessaloniki, GR), 20.06—10.07.2016
Bitume Photofest,
Lecce (I), 03.—10.09.2016

 

 

Call for short videos and animations. Norway. Deadline: March 1, 2013

SCREEN CITY FESTIVAL

Call for short video and animation (max 5 min)

Shaping Public Space. Moving Cityscapes
October 25th – November 2nd – 2013
Stavanger, Norway

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st 2013

http://www.screencity.no

 

*** We are looking for Video art / animation / visualization: short (max 5 min) and presentable without sound to be screened in shop windows or on outdoor facades in public space. ***

Screen City is dedicated to the moving image presented in public spaces, on the city`s facades, shop windows and urban venues, enlightening and changing the vision of the urban context of Stavanger. The program will experiment with the reshaping of public space through Media Art, presenting a program of video art, animation, experimental short films, creative data visualizations, projection mapping and participatory urban media interventions.

The city of Stavanger is currently going through a rapid city development meeting challenges of gentrification and conflict of interests. Our point of departure, for both content production and as sites for screenings are the many areas with development potentials currently in the middle of an urban transformation, which we think need careful identity and community building. How can artistic interventions guide and support reflection on this process by giving voice to different parties and ideas? What fears are there and what kind of city do we dream of and want to live in?

We invite artists and filmmakers to reclaim the city, challenge the concept of public space and use it as canvas for story telling urban visions. Lets rethink, imagine, visualize, animate, transform cityscapes and activate Stavanger’s neighborhood through the moving image.

CURATORIAL CRITERIA
We especially welcome works that explore issues along these lines:
– Inspiring innovation around the artistic expression through moving image, in its relation to public space and cityscapes
– Enlightening the future vision of the urban context of Stavanger
– Creating spaces for joint experiences and formation of Identity and a living local memory
– Creating public awareness by criticism, reflection on processes of urban development
– Revealing a strong message to create a process of exchange and discussion
– Exploring cross-disciplinary skills and experimental production techniques

ARTIST FEE: 500 Euro

SCREENING SCHEDULE:
Selected artist’s works will be shown during the festival week, starting October 25th until November 02nd 2013.

SUBMISSION:
Please fill in our special submission form and send us:
– CV, still image, film preview, using following formats: pdf/doc/mov/jpeg

http://www.screencity.no/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/SCREEN-CITY-submission-form.doc

Please submit your work before March 1st 2013 – to the following email: contact@screencity.no
using the subject: “SCREEN CITY open call – (your name)”

INFRASTRUCTURE: screens & locations
For further information, please visit: www.screencity.no

CURATED BY:
Daniela Arriado (CL/NO) and Mirjam Struppek (DE).

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The Curator Ship’s Photobook and Zines Special (Part I)

Introduction

In early summer of 1999, when Martin Parr visited the exhibition Fotografía pública Photography in Print 1919 – 1939, in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, he was left breathless. In a time when Photography struggled to prove its Art status by ever-larger Diasec prints and rigid mounting, here was a show of lose pamphlets, worn out magazines and yellowed photography books. He bought the catalogue, edited by the curator of the exhibition, Horacio Fernández, which was a beautiful photobook in itself, and showed it to his friends and colleagues back home, as he remembers: “Many people also saw this, and it became very cult, with people talking about it, so the impact was enormous”. Two years later, Andrew Roth’s Book of 101 Books presented a list of seminal photographic books of the Twentieth Century. At this time Martin Parr and Gerry Badger were already working on their two volumes of The Photobook – A History. At the same time as this revision of the history of photography in the printed matter, there was also a shift in the technological development. Digital printing became a serious competitor for the traditional offset process, and allowed to produce short printing runs in a satisfactory quality. Online Print-On-Demand platforms have since undoubtedly revolutionized the concept of self-publishing.

Consequently, everyday, there are more blog posts, courses, articles, exhibitions and even festivals dedicated to photobooks and zines. Allow us to highlight a selection of events and publications dedicated to a medium that, instead of fearing for its future in the digital era, is living a true Renaissance. They are not ordered in any way, and I am involved in some of them, if you don’t mind. If you are missing important ones, PLEASE do comment and I will add them.

In Part I of the Curator Ship’s Special on Photobooks and Zines, we will have a look at

Exhibitions, Fairs and Festivals

4th International Photobook Festival Kassel

The International Photobook Festival Kassel is organized by a team made up of dedicated photography and photobook enthusiasts. In it’s fourth edition, which has just ended, it featured exhibitions, talks, seminars and awards dedicated to the medium. Have a look at the Catalog of this year’s edition to find out more or go to their website.

This years Dummy Award, by the way, goes to Milou Abel from Utrecht, for Ik ben jou. Have a look at Milou Abel’s website, where you will find three different versions of the dummy. A great way to study the development of this outstanding project.

PhotoIreland’s first Book & Magazine Fair and Martin Parr’s Best Photo Books of the Decade Exhibition

PhotoIreland‘s first Book & Magazine Fair includes photobooks and photo magazines from all over the world, as well as a rich example of contemporary publications focused on Art, Design and Illustration. Over 300 items from more than 40 publishers will be on display. Dates: 15-31 July, Opening hours: Mon to Sat 10.30-5.30pm, Sun 11-5.30pm. Book & Magazine Fair. FilmBase, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Parallel to this event, the exhibition Martin Parr’s Best Photo Books of the Decade shows 30 publications from all over the globe; a subjective list of works, a random number, in chronological order, and based on the personal criteria of a book-lover. The list is still being kept secret, but you can have a first glimpse here.

The Second Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair of the New York Camara Club

The Camera Club of New York presents the Second Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair on July 16-17th at CCNY. The zine and self-published photo book is a contemporary approach to photography in its published form, celebrating the book as well as offering artists a vehicle to spread their art and ideas.The public will be invited to come, browse, purchase and meet the people involved with the burgeoning zine and self-published art world. The deadline for submission of the publications is July 9, 2011. More details on the CCNY Website.

Offprint Paris

Offprint Paris is still a bit further down the road (10-13 Nov. 2011) but after last year’s success, this artist book fair dedicated to photography publications will be another highlight. Focusing on independent publishing companies, Offprint aspires to be a meeting place for Artists, Photographers, Graphic designers, Curators, Artistic directors, Journalists, Collectors… who deal with “printed” photography: books, magazines, zines, prints. More info on their website.


Now, it’s your turn: Tell us about other Exhibitions, Fairs and Festivals worth mentioning. Or become a contributor yourself. Just leave a comment and we’ll talk.

Ah, and before I forget: Part II will be dedicated on Courses and workshops dedicated to Photobooks, Part III to blogs and websites, Part IV to Publishers and Online Platforms. Stay tuned!

The Captain