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.
2016 PARTICIPATING EXPERTS
Christina Androulidaki, Curator/Director, CAN Gallery, Greece
Costis Antoniadis, Curator/Director, Ariadne Photo Gallery, Greece
Adrian Evans, Director, Panos Pictures, UK
Marina Fokidis, Head of Artistic Office Athens, Documenta 14
Angel Luis Gonzalez Fernandez, Director/Curator, PhotoIreland Festival, Ireland
Clément Saccomani, Managing Director, NOOR, Netherlands
Kim Knoppers, Curator at FOAM (Photography Museum Amsterdam), Netherlands
Marion Hislen, Director/Curator of Festival Circulation(s), France
Manolis Moresopoulos, Director/Curator, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
Thomas Licek, Director, Eyes On – Month of Photography Vienna, Austria
Marie Sumalla, Photo Editor – International Section, Le Monde, France
Urs Stahel, Independent Curator, Founder and former Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur
Aliki Tsirgialou, Director, Photography Archive of the Benaki Museum, Greece
Bas Vroege, Director/Curator, Paradox, Netherlands
Erik Vroons, Editor-at-large, GUP Magazine, Netherlands
Katharina Mouratidi, Artisitc Director, Society for Humanistic Photography (GfHF), Germany
Denys Zacharopoulos, Artistic Director of the Galleries, Museums and Collections of the Municipality of Athens, Greece
How to Register
Each participant must fill out and submit the online entry form, which can be found at the website, along with the images. Applicants may submit up to two projects. Each project should contain a maximum of 15 images.
Upload a maximum of 15 images (highest-quality JPEGs, 1200 pixels on the longest side). The files must be titled with the photographer’s last name and a sequential image number. For example: yourlastname_01.jpg. In case of multiple submissions, photographer’s last name must be followed with a capital letter A, B and then the sequential image number. For example: yourlastname_A01.jpg for the first series, yourlastname_B01.jpg for the second series. Create a single compressed folder that contains all the images. You can only upload following files format: zip, rar, tar, sit, sitx. The submitted folder size can be no more than 40MB.
You can register for either 4, 6, 8 reviews.
4 reviews – 80 Euros
6 reviews – 110 Euros
8 reviews – 140 Euros
All registrants will be offered the opportunity to select their preferences for portfolio reviewers. The organisation tries to ensure that photographer meets with the greatest number of preferences. Once you have been notified of your acceptance you will be able to complete the selection process.
Athens Photo Festival partner hotels set aside a limited number of rooms at discounted prices for participants from other cities or countries.
For further information, please contact us.