Portfolio Reviews By Month

Thinking about attending a portfolio review event? Here is a list of review opportunities by month. Keep in mind that you usually have to register in advance. When choosing which reviews to attend, keep in mind that some are geared more toward fine art photography and others are more commercial and editorial. Research the reviewers who will be in attendance to see if they are a good fit for the kind of work you do.

Are there great portfolio review events that I am missing? Leave a comment below and I will be sure to check it out.

Looking for tips on how to prepare for a review? Check out my Portfolio Review Do’s and Don’ts

January

CENTER’s Review LA: Annual two-day photographic event that provides photographers a platform to show their work and network with photography professionals.

February 

Texas Photo Roundup: Emerging portfolio review opportunity in Austin, Texas. This event will give you 20-minute one-on-one meetings with prominent art buyers, photo editors, artist reps, and industry experts. ASMP and ACP members receive a discount.

March

FotoFest Houston: International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art with portfolio reviews.

MOPLA Fresh Look Portfolio Reviews: A juried, annual portfolio review. Fresh Look pairs photographers with top photography experts in their respective fields for an in-depth conversation that provides professional feedback and critique in a casual, relaxed environment.

 

April

Photolucida Portfolio Review: Photographers at the mid-career level register for one-on-one meetings with the reviewers of their choice. Each review session lasts for 20 minutes and we limit the number of participants to assure that everyone receives 4 or 5 reviews per day for four days. It’s a great way to network. Numerous photographers have walked away with opportunities to exhibit, publish and sell their work after attending the Portfolio Reviews.

Palm Springs Festival Portfolio Review: As part of Palm Springs Photo Festival, Over 1,000 Portfolio Reviews with industry professionals will be offered during the week. Prices start at $250 for 5 reviews.

May

CENTER’s Review Santa Fe: The three-day, annual event offers participants a minimum of nine portfolio reviews, inclusion in the Review Santa Fe 100 online resource, a reception at the New Mexico Museum of Art, and a reception at Photo-eye Books and Prints.

October

NYC Fotoworks: Bi-annual portfolio review where photographers can have 1-on-1 meetings w/ industry professionals. Prices start at 6 meetings for $499.

PhotoPlus Expo: Designed exclusively for emerging and professional photographers, this is a great opportunity to meet and present your work for critique and receive the advice of the industry’s top professionals. Pricing starts at $250 for 5 reviews.

Filter Festival Portfolio Reviews: 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.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Portfolio Reviews: the ACP Portfolio Review and Walk offers artists the opportunity to meet with highly respected curators, dealers, editors, and agency representatives from across the United States and beyond. The Portfolio Walk (following the review sessions) gives participating photographers the opportunity to present their work to the general public at an evening reception, open to all.

American Society of Media Photographers: Annual portfolio review in New York for commercial photographers that is free for members.

Texas Photo Roundup. Photo © Nick Cabrera

 

November

Lens Culture FotoFest Paris: Brings together serious photographers and international photography experts for 3 full days of portfolio reviews and one-to-one meetings.

Medium Festival of Photography, Eye to Eye portfolio reviews: Eye to Eye portfolio reviews offer an opportunity for photographers to receive exposure and feedback about their work from influential gallery directors, curators, and industry professionals. Takes place in San Diego.

December

PhotoNOLA Portfolio Reviews: Annual event that coincides with PhotoNola. Offers twenty-minute face-to-face meetings with gallery owners, editors, publishers and museum curators from throughout the U.S.

Year-round opportunities 

Portfolio Reviews at The Center for Photography at Woodstock: As a benefit of membership, CPW staff are available for in- person portfolio reviews. Intended to provide constructive feedback, portfolio reviews are a great way to receive professional advice and guidance.

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and American Photographic Artists (APA) members might have local portfolio review offerings depending on your chapter. Furthermore, both ASMP and APA often provide discounts for members that attend portfolio reviews.

 


New Orleans Photo Alliance’s PhotoNOLA portfolio review session. Photo by George Long http://GeorgeLong.com (used with permission)



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