CatchLight (San Francisco, CA) and FotoFest (Houston, TX) invite photographers to apply for the CatchLight x FotoFest: West Coast Review Sessions, organized as part of the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit.
Taking place on Saturday, April 29, 2023 in San Francisco, CatchLight x FotoFest: West Coast Review Sessions is a unique opportunity for photographers to meet with photo editors at leading media and tech organizations, curators, publishers, and gallery owners for one-on-one portfolio reviews. Selected photographers will receive three (3) one-on-one portfolio review appointments, each lasting 20 minutes.
Participation is juried, and limited to 30 photographers. Interested photographers may use the form below to apply. There is no fee to submit an application, and successful applicants will be able to participate in the West Coast Review Sessions free of charge. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Applications will be juried by CatchLight and FotoFest, and successful applicants will be notified the last week of March 2023.
The CatchLight x FotoFest: West Coast Review Sessions take place the morning of Saturday, April 29, 2023, with additional programming occurring in the afternoon as part of the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit. The Visual Storytelling Summit is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Click to RSVP for the 2023 Visual Storytelling Summit.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Application is open to all living photographers over the age of 18, with priority given to photographers living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area and on the West Coast. All types of photography will be considered, with special consideration given to projects that overlap with photojournalism, community engagement, and the intersection between documentary and fine art. Applicants should have at least one complete, cohesive and thematic body of work to present.
The Chico Review takes place over six nights at Chico Hot Springs Resort, near Livingston Montana. Sixty-four applicants will be selected by our jury and invited to spend the week with twenty of the most influential and creative photographers, book makers, gallerists, museum curators, and photobook publishers in the industry. One full scholarship and five partial scholarships will be awarded. Student discounts and need-based scholarships will be available to those selected who qualify.
Attending artists receive ten formal reviews by speakers and reviewers and take part in artist lectures, panel discussions, peer reviews, and additional evening programming over the seven day event.
This all-inclusive retreat takes place over six nights at Chico Hot Springs Resort. Selected artists are invited to spend the week with the most respected and influential artists, bookmakers, gallerists, and curators in contemporary photography.
At the conclusion of the event, one project is awarded the Charcoal Publishing Prize. The winning project is then published and distributed worldwide by Charcoal Book Club.
After some soul searching, we have decided to pivot our portfolio reviews to a virtual format. Our mission is to make portfolio reviews affordable and accessible. We had truly hoped the time was right to return to in-person reviews, but potential participants encountered escalated lodging costs and unreliable transportation in this continuing COVID age.
The good news: our past two years of reviews have been virtual and we received rave reviews for them. We have reduced the fee, with a guarantee of 8 reviews. We will keep our format of 30-minute sessions with 5-minute breaks between sessions. We will feature 12 stellar reviewers and the reviews will be limited to 20 participants, who will need to be able to share folio images via Zoom screen sharing or by uploading them to Dropbox.
The registration deadline is September 25th, on a first-come basis. The registration fee is $300, with a reduced rate of $200 for registered college students.
Online reviews for emerging photographers focusing on theme development and portfolio building.
The reviews initially set out to determine what the framework is for success. Does the photography edge towards personal expression or is it seeking a wider audience, or aiming for both. Once this is agreed we work towards offering the best supportive feedback and pathway, referencing similar work and suggesting photographers to look at.
Sessions are through an agreed appointment time with options for virtual meet-ups spread over several months.
FORMAT's renowned international Portfolio Review is returning in March 2023 as part of the FORMAT23 biennale. Join us for two days of exciting reviews, where you have the chance to show your work to some of the most influential and expert photography professionals from around the world.
We’re delighted to be back hosting one of the reviews in person on the 18 March 2023 10:00am-4:15pm during the FORMAT23 opening weekend. The second review will take place online, towards the end of next year's festival, on 31 March 2023, 10:00am-4:30pm.
Every weekend, The Eye of Photography dedicates itself to the portfolios of its readers. By publishing the best portfolios, the magazine enables photographers around the world to show case their photographs. To participate, please, send to firstname.lastname@example.org : - A series of 12 to 15 photographs (jpg, 72dpi 1024 pixels) - A Text about the series (English and French would be appreciated) - A Short Biography - Your portrait ou self-portrait.
You will be notified by email of the publication of your portfolio.
Registration will open on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 9am PST
Portfolio reviews are twenty-minute face-to-face virtual meetings with museum curators, gallery owners, publishers and photo professionals. All meetings will take place online via zoom.
Participants can expect to receive candid feedback about their images, as well as professional advice about exhibitions and other opportunities. All participants should create a pdf in advance of their work and be prepared to share their images (and screen) via zoom with their reviewers.
See our website for a full list of reviewers.
Early Bird Pricing (on or before November 23, 2021)
$520 ($480 Members) for 8 reviews
$340 ($300 Members) for 5 reviews
Regular Pricing (after November 23, 2021)
$540 ($500 Members) for 8 reviews
$360 ($320 Members) for 5 reviews
Single Reviews (if available) will be posted in January, 2022
Are you about to embark on a personal photographic project and would like to review your ideas and approach with an expert? Do you have a long term project that you need help editing and sequencing? Are you a mid-career photographer struggling to figure out your photographic vision or where you are going next with your career?
This online portfolio review will help photographers identify their next step - from finding your photographic voice, to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that you’re passionate about, to practical advice on getting your work seen by the right people.
Each one-hour consultation is $350, which also includes a pre-review portfolio advice session with Magnum staff.
To book, visit the individual reviewer pages by clicking on the reviewer portrait below. Each page details the individual preferences of the reviewers and a link to apply for a slot to see that photographer. Each Magnum photographer will see ten photographers only during this two-day event. Places will be allocated based on your application. Applications are free. The deadline for application for March reviews is 7 March, 2021. The deadline for application for April reviews is 4 April, 2021. The price of the portfolio review is $350 (incl. tax) to be paid on acceptance of the application.
The Medium Review is unlike other portfolio reviews. From the level of reviewers we invite to a relaxed yet professional atmosphere we're proud to work as allies for your career.
The 2023 Medium Review takes place virtually on March 30-31, 2023, a temporary change we made from an understanding of the economic challenges facing artists today.
Travel, dining, and lodging are three costs that have spiked so we wanted to offer a cost-effective option for artists to advance their careers through meetings with curators, gallerists, and publishers at the top of their field.
Registration opens November 15 for members of Medium Photo, November 17 for the general public.
The review typically sells out in a matter of days. Mark your calendar and plan to be part of the 2023 cohort!
Are you looking for opportunities to exhibit, publish, or sell your photography? Do you need feedback or advice about an ongoing project? If so, Month of Photography Portfolio Reviews are an excellent opportunity to advance your photography practice and career.
Over two days, you’ll have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with 34 of the most important people in the field of photography, including museum curators, gallery owners, publishers, collectors, and other industry leaders from Colorado and the United States.
Month of Photography Reviews have a reputation for being welcoming and friendly, making them an ideal choice for emerging and early-career photographers. Reviews are not juried, and registration fees are less expensive than most other national reviews. We also offer college students a discounted rate of 3 reviews for $50.
Portfolio reviews with CPAC Executive Director Samantha Johnston are offered year round by appointment for a fee of $50 for a 30-minute session. If you are a CPAC member at the Friend ($250) level or above, a portfolio review is included in your annual membership.
Since 2009 The New England Portfolio Reviews (NEPR) have been co-produced by the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA and the Photographic Resource Center (PRC), Cambridge, Massachusetts with the mission of bringing reviewers and photographers together from New England and beyond for two days of discussion, networking, and gaining fresh perspective on one's work. This coming year NEPR is an online event to be held on March 11-13, 2022 with a keynote lecture by Meghann Riepenhoff March 11th at 7pm.
NEPR serves photographers who are just embarking on their careers, and more established photographers, all hoping to reach new audiences and gain fresh perspective on their work. The online format allows for an expansion of participants in volume and in location including reviewers such as gallerists, book publishers, museum professionals, critics, educators and advisors from all over the world who provide guidance and potential opportunities to grow artist practices. The 2022 reviewers include: Emily Belz, Makeda Best, David DeMelim, Hamidah Glasgow, Lonnie Graham, Ann Jastrab, Melanie McWhorter, Caleb Marcus, Aline Smithson, and Mary Virginia Swanson. Of the 80+ participating photographers, ten are emerging photographers that will receive full scholarships. We believe that providing professional opportunities to emerging photographers is key to keeping the industry strong and active.
One of the best innovations offered by this ever more connected world we live in is to connect with colleagues, share experiences and collaborate together.
This is the main goal of our education program: allow you to work with internationally recognised photography experts. In this live private session, you can get your projects reviewed, prepare a submission for an open call, consider what is the best way to publish your work or simply get feedback and move forward. Forget about theoretical pre-recorded classes. Every session is a uniquely different experience where you can ask specific questions, get practical advice and expand your network.
How to get started? Simply select an expert according to their background and field of expertise, book a date and provide a link to your portfolio with a clear question or goal to start with. A 77% of our alumni say the experience was positive beyond their expectations. Take advantage of working remotely, when you need it, and enjoy this innovative way of collaboration.
Every year during Circulation(s) Festival, Fetart collective organizes portfolio readings for photographers. Always in the desire to be a springboard for photographers, this weekend is entirely dedicated to their visual practices. Real moments of exchange, these portfolio readings allow photographers to present their work to experts of the images world : gallery owners, agencies, critics, festival directors, iconographers, etc. will be present to guide photographers on their existing projects. The goal is to draw a critical appreciation, find opportunities for diffusion or exhibition of their images.
Select the experts of your choice to present your work during the readings · Individual appointments of 20 minutes each
Participants sign up for twenty-minute face-to-face reviews and receive candid feedback 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. Read more about preparing for reviews on our FAQ page.
Consider becoming a Member today for access to early registration and a host of other opportunities throughout the year. Sign up for our mailing list to get programming updates delivered directly to your inbox or email us at email@example.com.
All registered participants, instructors, portfolio reviewers, speakers, and Festival staff are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to participation in Festival events. Please view our Health and Safety protocols for more information.
After much discussion, Photolucida has reluctantly made the decision to postpone our Portfolio Reviews Event (originally scheduled for April, 2021) into the year 2022 due to COVID pandemic concerns. An event involving hundreds of photographers, reviewers, staff and volunteers, the Portfolio Reviews event is based on almost 3,000 scheduled face-to-face conversations and large-scale gatherings (Portfolio Walk, Photobook Fair, Closing Party, etc.) involving both both participants and the Portland public. Approximately 90% of our participants travel from outside of Portland, both nationally and internationally. With no way to guarantee the safety of all participants, we feel that it is not realistic to attempt to organize this event at this time
Our online portfolio reviews have been so popular, we've added more dates!
To support our members with their photography and stay connected during this crisis, CPA will continue to offer online portfolio reviews. Held every Wednesday, the 20-minute reviews will be led by the executive director of CPA, Ann Jastrab. These sessions are for photographers with a developed body of work, though Ann will look at new projects too. Students and recent graduates are of course welcome.
CENTER’s premier juried portfolio review event, the Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium, is a conference for photographers and lens-based artists seeking audience expansion, critical discussion, and community connection. One of the oldest portfolio review events in the U.S., Review Santa Fe, enters its 22nd year, in 2023. The conference programs include portfolio reviews with juried photographers, lens-based artists and esteemed Reviewers, Project Presentations, Scholar Lectures, and more.
The 2023 schedule is to be announced. Please view the 2022 event schedule for more information about the Review Santa Fe events.
2023 PROGRAM | Review Santa Fe is scheduled to take place on November 16-19, 2023, in historic downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. We are planning on hosting in-person events and offering some online components. Please note: CENTER reserves the right to make the necessary changes to the programs and participant registration status to ensure the safety of its staff, participants, and the public. Thank you for understanding.
Tuition & Scholarships:
Scholarships and payment plans are available for invited photographers.
• Up to 9 Portfolio Reviews
• Portfolio Walk Public Exposition
• Private Receptions
• Inclusion in the Review Santa Fe Listing & Archive
Whether you are ready to show a complete body of work or need feedback on work in progress, attending the FotoFest Meeting Place is the way to make things happen. The most international portfolio review in the United States, it brings together more than four hundred photographic artists with over one hundred twenty five curators, collectors, editors, gallerists, publishers, and more to collaborate, share ideas, conceive exhibitions, and build life-long connections.
The Meeting Place has facilitated in launching and advancing the careers of thousands of photographers. “This is an amazing opportunity to see work, share work, and interact with artists and curators from around the world. It made a huge impact on my artwork and my career,” says past participant Kate Jordhal.
The Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Review is designed exclusively for professional commercial & fine art photographers. The Fall Palm Springs Photo Festival 2021 Portfolio Review program will offer professional, emerging professional and serious advanced amateur photographers the opportunity to meet with members of our remarkable all-star review faculty in private, 20-minute sessions to present portfolios and form valuable relationships.
Themes + Projects offers portfolio reviews for fine art photographers. Our sessions last one hour with either Gallery Director or Gallery Manager. These sessions are a great way for photographers to receive valuable feedback and suggestions as to what fine art avenues to explore.
Topics explored during the review are: - artist statement, bio, resume - body of work - marketing & communication - editing and sequencing - strategic analysis of portfolio for the current market place - pricing, editioning, and signing - online presence
When applying for the review, please have one body of work that is maximum 20 prints or two series of 10 images each.
All About Photo is pleased to present ‘Railway Community' by Steff Gruber.
Part of the exclusive online showroom developed by All About Photo, this exhibition is on view for the month of June 2023 and includes twenty photographs from the series ‘Railway Community’
We're delighted to reveal the names of the 25 talented photographers who won "AAP Magazine #30: Shadows". They come from 12 different countries and 5 continents!
Mysterious, magical, intense, timeless, sometimes nostalgic... mastering the shadows in photography is an art in itself. It is a story in its own right, a unique form of expression.
All About Photo is pleased to present ‘The Sufi Brotherhoods of Senegal’ by Christian Bobst
Part of the exclusive online showroom developed by All About Photo, this exhibition is on view for the month of May 2023 and includes twenty photographs from the series ‘The Sufi Brotherhoods of Senegal’
Christy Karpinski , is the curator for this month's show.
Slovenian photographer Jošt Franko is this year's winner of The Aftermath Project, a prestigious US grant supporting post-conflict storytelling in photography. What won him the US$ 25,000 prize is his project documenting a community and landscape deeply marred and marginalised by the war in the former Yugoslavia.
All About Photo is delighted to announce this year's winners of All About Photo Awards 2023, recognizing the best single images from photographers around the world. Visionary photographers from around the world, both professional and amateur, shared their unique perspectives and competed for international recognition as the next "Photographer of the Year," $10,000 in cash prizes and publication in the printed magazine ''Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2023''
The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers working in various genre. Begun in 2014, the Gomma Grant has quickly acquired a reputation for being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye for spotting fresh talent and encouraging those already in the spotlight. Photographers that are recognized through the Gomma Grant are known to have grown their career to a higher level, both professionally and artistically. The Gomma Grant is open to everyone: any nationality, any background, and working with different medium (black & white or colour, analogue or digital). Gomma's juror and editors are looking for consistency, personality, and courage.
Contemporary photography lovers can soon immerse themselves in the world of breathtaking photographic works: the 2022 International Photography Awards winners are set to showcase their exceptional works in the heart of Budapest, Hungary. Carefully selected from thousands of incredible entries from around the globe, the 26 category winners and the 30 images of the 'Best of Show' curated selection will be on display for contemporary art enthusiasts from Hungary, Europe, and beyond.
CPA is an International Photography contest born with the ambition to stablish
itself as one of the references in Nature Photography Contests globally. Its
main target is to promote Ecology, respect for Nature and Sustainability. In
order to be more effective in achieving this objective, the contest was
conceived to take place in combination with a week-long event (Canarian
Photo Week) that brings together the Jury and offers workshops to assistants
on privileged natural locations.