Tο Eλληνικό Kέντρο Φωτογραφίας απευθύνει ανοιχτή πρόσκληση υποβολής προτάσεων για συμμετοχή στα Portfolio Reviews.

Τα Portfolio Reviews προσφέρουν την ευκαιρία σε φωτογράφους και καλλιτέχνες να έρθουν σε επαφή με καταξιωμένους επαγγελματίες από τη διεθνή φωτογραφική κοινότητα, να λάβουν εξατομικευμένες συμβουλές για τη δουλειά τους και να αναζητήσουν το δρόμο προς διεθνή φεστιβάλ, μέσα ενημέρωσης και δίκτυα. Τα Portfolio Reviews, θα πραγματοποιηθούν τη Δευτέρα 25 και Τρίτη 26 Ιουνίου στο Μουσείο Μπενάκη.

Στη φετινή διοργάνωση έχουν προσκληθεί και συμμετέχουν 25 επιμελητές μουσείων, διευθυντές φεστιβάλ, εκδότες, editors, κριτικοί και θεωρητικοί της τέχνης από 14 χώρες. Η δράση αυτή αναπτύσσεται μέσα από μία σειρά ατομικών συναντήσεων και παρέχει τις απαραίτητες συνθήκες για ανταλλαγή απόψεων και τη δημιουργία προσωπικών και επαγγελματικών επαφών. Tαυτόχρονα, επιχειρούν να λειτουργήσουν ως ευκαιρία συσπείρωσης και συνεργασίας πολιτιστικών φορέων από διαφορετικές χώρες, με απώτερο στόχο να ενθαρρύνουν τη δικτύωση, την προώθηση του φωτογραφικού έργου και την κινητικότητα των καλλιτεχνών στον Ευρωπαϊκό και διεθνή χώρο.

Μετά το πέρας των συναντήσεων, οι reviewers θα επιλέξουν την καλύτερη φωτογραφική εργασία, στην οποία και θα απονείμουν το ειδικό βραβείο «Best Portfolio 2018».

Παροχές

• Κάθε φωτογράφος έχει τη δυνατότητα να πραγματοποιήσει 8 ατομικές συνεδρίες των 20 λεπτών.
• Αξιολόγηση των προτάσεων για συμμετοχή στο εκθεσιακό πρόγραμμα του Athens Photo Festival 2019.
• Τα καλύτερα portfolios θα εκτεθούν στο πλαίσιο του Athens Photo Festival 2019.
• 5 φιναλίστ θα έχουν τη δυνατότητα να συμμετάσχουν δωρεάν στο Talent Lab 2019.
• 20 φιναλίστ θα έχουν τη δυνατότητα να παρουσιάσουν τη φωτογραφική τους εργασία για τους επόμενους 6 μήνες στη διαδικτυακή πλατφόρμα APhF: Connections που συγκεντρώνει ένα διεθνές δίκτυο 100+ προσκεκλημένων επιμελητών και διευθυντών φεστιβάλ από όλο τον κόσμο.

Επιλογή Reviewers

Οι συμμετέχοντες θα πρέπει να δηλώσουν την προτίμησή τους από τον κατάλογο των reviewers. Το τελικό πρόγραμμα των συναντήσεων θα διαμορφωθεί βάσει της διαθεσιμότητας των reviewers και την προτίμηση των συμμετεχόντων.

Δήλωση Συμμετοχής

Kάθε ενδιαφερόμενος καλείται να συμπληρώσει και να υποβάλει τη φόρμα δήλωσης συμμετοχής, συνοδευόμενη από το φωτογραφικό υλικό. Κάθε φωτογραφική πρόταση-εργασία θα πρέπει να περιλαμβάνει μια ενότητα έως 15 φωτογραφικών έργων, που παρουσιάζουν το σύνολο ή μέρος ενός φωτογραφικού project.

Κόστος Συμμετοχής

H υποβολή για συμμετοχή στα Portfolio Reviews είναι δωρεάν. Το κόστος συμμετοχής για τους επιλεγμένους φωτογράφους είναι 80 Eυρώ για οκτώ ατομικές συναντήσεις.

Προσκεκλημένοι Reviewers


Verena Kaspar-Eisert

Curator, Kunst Haus Wien, Austria

Verena Kaspar-Eisert, born 1981, studied art history in Vienna, Austria.
Since 2014 curator at KUNST HAUS WIEN (www.kunsthauswien.com)
2012-14 artistic and managing director WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie (www.westlicht.com)
2011-14 artistic and managing director, OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie (www.ostlicht.at)
2005-11 curator and exhibition management, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna (www.kunstraum.net)
2004-05 gallery assistant, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (www.galerie-krinzinger.at)
2002-04 gallery assistant, Galerie Knoll, Vienna (www.knollgalerie.at)

Curated exhibitions:
2018 “Rainer Prohaska – Ponte Est”, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2018 “Elina Brotherus. It´s Not Me, It´s A Photograph”, cur. together with Bettina Leidl, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2018 „Oliver Ressler. How To Occupy A Shipwreck“, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2017 „Martin Parr. Cakes & Balls“ Flatz Museum, Dornbirn
2017 “Iris Andraschek. Sekundäre Wildnis”, together with Bettina Leidl, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2017 „I Dreamed We Were Alive” group exhibition, cur. together with Sophie Haslinger, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2017 „Pınar Ogrenci. A Gentle Breeze Passed Over Us”, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2016 “Nasan Tur. Running Blind”, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2016 „Martin Parr. A Photographic Journey“, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2016 „Seen on Earth“, group exhibition, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2016 „Anita Witek. About Life“, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2016 „Peter Piller. Belegkontrolle“, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2016 „Filter“, group exhibition, Kunstforum Montafon, Schruns
2015 „Wie wir leben“, group exhibition, cur. togehter with Charlotte Desaga, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2015 „Joel Meyerowitz. Retrospektive“, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2015 „Rinko Kawauchi. Illuminance“, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2015 „Otto Hainzl. Corviale“, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2015 „Guido van der Werve. The Day I didn’t Turn With The World“, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna
2012 „Nacht“, group exhibition, Galerie OstLicht, Vienna
2010 „Krafftmalerei: SOS“, Ve.Sch, Vienna
2010 „Judith Fegerl. Self“, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna
2010 „Das Selbst und die Stadt“, group exhibition, Fluc, Vienna
2009 „The Uncanny Club“, group exhibition, Fluc, Vienna
2009 „Baba Yaga’s Garden“, group exhibition, Fluc, Vienna
2009 „Anzengruber Biennale 09“, group exhibition, Vienna
2007 „Anzengruber Biennale 07“, group exhibition, Vienna
2006 „Profiler“, group exhibition, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna
2003 Te Huur: Raumforschung“, group exhibition, off-space, Vienna

http://www.kunsthauswien.com

Verena Kaspar-Eisert
Curator, Kunst Haus Wien, Austria


Doris Gassert

Reasearch Curator, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Doris Gassert is Research Curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, where she co-curates SITUATIONS (situations.fotomuseum.ch), runs the blog Still Searching… (blog.fotomuseum.ch) and is responsible for Fotomuseum’s publications. With SITUATIONS, a research lab and exhibition format that investigates current changes in photographic media and culture, she helps develop Fotomuseum’s program and understanding of post-photography. She holds a PhD in media studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland, where she teaches media aesthetics, with a focus on the intermediality and epistemology of photography and the politics of representation.

http://www.fotomuseum.ch

Doris Gassert
Reasearch Curator, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland


Alexa Becker

Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag, Germany

Alexa Becker is the Acquisitions Editor for photography and art books for Kehrer Verlag, founded in 1995. Having obtained her Master's in Art History from the University of Heidelberg, she started her career at Kehrer in 2003, where she is responsible for selecting and acquiring new photography-related projects.

Mrs. Becker provides artistic and marketing advice for photographers concerning the content and style of their work at several international portfolio reviews. She enjoys helping photographers and others appreciate the special qualities present in their work - in par'cular discovering novel, genuine visions of the world.

Mrs. Becker offers the point of view of a European art book publisher and is familiar with the overall art and photography market. As an acquiring editor for Kehrer, she is interested in projects that are based on a personal approach by the photographer towards the subject matter without it being evidently biographical.

She is interested in seeing any of the above-mentioned types of projects. She is not open to seeing commercial portfolios.

http://www.kehrerverlag.com

Alexa Becker
Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag, Germany


Fiona Sweet

Director, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia

A prominent and highly experienced director, art director and creative, Sweet is renowned for inspiring and intelligent delivery of uniquely crafted festivals and arts events. She is an influential and highly sought after speaker, industry judge, photographic portfolio reviewer and assessor in Australia and internationally. She is the recipient of many prestigious design awards and was the director of Sweet Creative and a former Board Director of the Australian Graphic Design Association and Melbourne Fringe. She co-founded Melbourne’s Acland Street Projection Festival, launched August 2015. Over its 13-year history, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has provided a launch pad and audience for thousands of artists, from Australian emerging talents to established international photographers. Spanning 31 days and nights, the Biennale presents exciting and innovative photo-based works in exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, The Mining Exchange and other significant galleries, drawing over 26,000 people across 90 venues in Ballarat. The next biennale will take place in August-September 2019.

http://www.ballaratfoto.org

Fiona Sweet
Director, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia


Clement Saccomani

Managing Director, NOOR, Netherlands

Clément Saccomani (France, 1981) comes to NOOR with 15 years of international experience in the photography industry. He began working in the field as a press photographer for several years covering news, conflict and violence against women, represented by Gamma Agency. In 2009, Clément joined the staff of Magnum Photos – www.magnumphotos.com. In 2011, he was promoted to Editorial Director, developing strong, innovative strategies for visual storytelling projects for corporate clients, NGOs and international organizations. Clément's expertise embraces all aspects of creative management, from seeking out business opportunities, to overseeing the communication and dissemination of creative projects. Since Sept 2015, Clement is NOOR Managing Director – www.noorimages.com and is currently based in Amsterdam.

http://noorimages.com

Clement Saccomani
Managing Director, NOOR, Netherlands


Hercules Papaioannou

Director, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece

Born in 1962, Hercules Papaioannou has been directing the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography since January 2016. He studied Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Photography at the New York University (Master of Arts). He is a Doctor of Photography at the Department of Journalism and Mass Media of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His photographic work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Since 1994 he has been an organizing member of Photosynkyria, the annual Thessaloniki International Photography Festival and since 2001 he has been working at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. In 2006 he was Artistic Director of Photosynkyria. Over the past fifteen years, he has published a large number of texts, essays and reviews for photography, and has edited a large number of historical and contemporary exhibitions in Greece and abroad, in collaboration with museums and art institutions. He has worked for ten years in photographic education and has translated works for Villem Flusser's photo, Susan Sontag, Ian Jeffrey.

http://www.thmphoto.gr/

Hercules Papaioannou
Director, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece


Alex Strecker

Managing Editor, LensCulture, US

Alexander Strecker is a Greek-American writer, critic, and journalist. Born and raised in Boston, he moved to Paris in 2013, where he became the managing editor of LensCulture, one of the world’s most popular destinations for contemporary photography.

Over the past 5 years, he has helped shape the site’s daily mix of features, interviews, book reviews and video content—all of which reaches a global monthly audience of 3 million photography lovers. He also started and manages the site’s vibrant Instagram feed, which has grown to over 650,000 followers since January 2015. One particular pleasure has been producing LensCulture’s written and video interviews with photographers. These interviews have been conducted all over the world—in studios, at festivals and online —with some of the world’s most accomplished image-makers.

In September, he will begin a PhD in Visual Studies at Duke University.

Alex Strecker
Managing Editor, LensCulture, USA

Isabella van Marle

Exhibitor Relations Manager, Unseen, Netherlands

Graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a MSc Entrepreneurship & Management in the Creative Industries | Exhibitor Relations Manager at Unseen. In charge of 53 galleries and their artist selection at Unseen Amsterdam.

Unseen is the leading platform for contemporary photography. Exclusively focusing on what’s new in the photography world, Unseen provides a channel for up-and-coming talent to showcase their work. Unseen brings together the international photography community to discuss and debate the directions in which the photographic medium is evolving.

http://unseenamsterdam.com

Isabella van Marle
Exhibitor Relations Manager, Unseen, Netherlands

Sooanne Berner

Marketing Manager, MACK Books, UK

Sooanne Berner is Head of Communications at the London-based publishing house MACK. She coordinates press, marketing and creative partnerships, and also works as an editor. She participates in the running of the First Book Award, a photography publishing prize open to artists who have not previously been published. Prior to MACK, Sooanne was a copywriter for Dazed Media and worked at commercial and non-profit art galleries, including Pace London, and the David Roberts Art Foundation. She has an M.A. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in which she focused on innovative formats in arts publishing.

http://www.mackbooks.co.uk

Sooanne Berner
Head of Communications, MACK, UK

Elli Leventaki

Art historian/Curator, Frissiras Museum, Greece

Elli Leventaki is an art historian, a curator, and an independent researcher who is currently working at Frissiras Museum in Athens. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Art Theory, and a Master’s degree in Art History and Curating, both from the Fine Arts Department of the University of Ioannina. She has worked in various institutions, cultural spaces and festivals and has written numerous scientific art-related texts. She has also participated in many conferences in Greece and abroad. She is a member of the Association of Greek Art Historians.

http://www.frissirasmuseum.com/english

Elli Leventaki
Art historian/Curator, Frissiras Museum, Greece


Sarah Gilbert

Features Picture Editor, Guardian News and Media, UK

Sarah Gilbert is a photo editor at the Guardian with specific responsibility for features. She spent the previous three years based in NYC as the US picture editor, and is highly experienced in commissioning and producing all types of photo shoots including portraits, news, reportage, fashion and lifestyle across print and digital platforms.
Previously she was a freelance editor working with various publications and a stint as a picture editor for Conde Nast.

Sarah's specific areas of interest are reportage and projects based around social issues.

http://www.theguardian.com

Sarah Gilbert
Features Picture Editor, Guardian News and Media, UK


Dusan Smodej

Managing Director, Fotopub Festival & Association for Contemporary Culture, Slovenia

Dušan Josip Smodej is a producer, artist and curator, living between Prague and Ljubljana. In 2014, during his photography studies at FAMU Prague, he took over Fotopub Festival, in which he still holds the position of Managing Director. Fotopub, one of the best projects of 2016 by The British Journal of Photography, generates links between the freshest artistic activity and its wider cultural context, focusing on emerging artists in a need of a platform for independent research, experimentation and practice, forming a multigenerational initiative for interdisciplinary cultural integration.

http://www.fotopub.com

Dusan Smodej
Managing Director, Fotopub Festival, Slovenia


Erik Vroons

Editor at large of GUP magazine, Curator for New Dutch Photography Talent, Netherlands

Erik Vroons (1976, The Netherlands) combines an academic background with practical skills. He holds an MA in Photographic Studies (Leiden University) and Media Studies (University of Amsterdam) and currently works as a freelance critical writer, editor, and mentor.

Main activities: Editor-at-large of the international photography magazine GUP and curator for New Dutch Photography Talent. He has executed several workshops, at Singapore International Photography Festival (2014 + 2016), Tokyo International Photography Festival (2015), Belfast Photo Festival (2015+2017), Warsaw (2017), Jamia Islamia University, Delhi (2016) and he has been a portfolio reviewer at many other international photography festivals. Over the years several acclaimed photographers consulted him concerning their works in progress towards presentation of a book, an exhibition or a website.

http://www.gupmagazine.com

Erik Vroons
Editor at large of GUP magazine, Curator for New Dutch Photography Talent, Netherlands


Pavlos Fysakis

Medphoto Festival, Artistic Director, Greece

Pavlos Fysakis (1969, Greece) is the artistic director of the MedPhoto Festival. He is teaching photography at Focus School of Art. He is also the co-founder of the art collective ``Depression Era`` which, since 2011, has been documenting the social landscape of the Greek crisis through images and texts. The collective's aim is to create a living archive and and an active artistic community through international exhibitions, open discussions, free seminars, and other actions.

http://www.medphoto.gr

Pavlos Fysakis
Medphoto Festival, Artistic Director, Greece


Agata Stoinska

Chief editor, BLOW Photo Magazine, Ireland

Agata Stoinska - Polish, based in Ireland, an architect turn photographer and entrepreneur, Lucie Award nominated editor and founder at BLOW Photo and D-Light Studios.
BLOW Photo was created in 2010 to promote and support photography through publications, talks, workshops, exhibitions and educational events.
BLOW Photo published 16 issues, exhibited Irish work at the European Month of Photography in Berlin, collaborated with Southeast Museum of Photography in Florida and most recently with Hamburg Triennial.
In June 2018 BLOW Photo Magazine will be launching its first residency scheme offering 3 months of studio space (at D-Light Studios in Dublin ) and mentoring during that period.
As editor of BLOW Photo one of her top passions, besides visual excellence, is storytelling. Her eyes and ears are always open to new emerging work, listening to photographers stories and visions is a crucial part of the editing process. Her editing and publishing experience helps moving projects forward and BLOW Photo is supporting artists further with a 3 month residency program at our headquarters D-Light Studios Dublin. During this time they offer mentoring and studio space to help realise new work and projects.

http://www.blowphoto.com/

Agata Stoinska
Chief editor, BLOW Photo Magazine, Ireland


Eyal Landesman

Director, PHOTO IS:RAEL Festival, Israel

Eyal Landesman is an artist, social activist, founder and artistic director of the Israeli Photography Festival. His works have been published in many magazines and have been exhibited around the world. His works include motion art (Her Morning Elegance -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_HXUhShhmY) which was nominated for the 2010 Grammy award, in the video clip category. It was screened at Cannes Lion Festival, L.A. Film Festival, contemporary film festival at the Centre Pompidou and SXSW. In 2006 Harvard University purchased the archive of his works. In 2009 he founded The Israeli Photography Festival, A 14 day’s unique and independent international festival, which exhibits contemporary photography and deals with social issues using the language of photography. He has been its artistic director ever since. In 2015 Landesman became a mentor at TecnoArt - Startup incubator for arts, culture and media technologies. In 2016 he became nominator for the international Prix Pictet.

http://www.photographyfestival.co.il/en

Eyal Landesman
Director, PHOTO IS:RAEL Festival, Israel

Manolis Moresopoulos

Director, Athens Photo Festival, Greece

Born in 1980, Manolis Moresopoulos has been directing the Athens Photo Festival and the Hellenic Centre for Photography since 2011.

https://www.photofestival.gr

Manolis Moresopoulos
Director, Athens Photo Festival, Greece

Vaclav Macek

Director, Bratislava Month of Photography & Central European House of Photography, Slovakia

Vaclav Macek is the director of the festival Month of Photography in Bratislava (since 1992), director of the Central Euroepan House of Photography in Bratislava ( since 2005 ), editor of an international research project History of European Photography 1900-2000 (2010-2016).
As a portfolio reviewer Vaclav Macek offers participants a possibility to exhibit in the facilities of CEHP or in the frame of the Month of Photography Bratislava. He is interested mostly in the documentary based work. CEHP does not present fashion photography.

http://www.emop-bratislava.eu

Vaclav Macek
Director, Bratislava Month of Photography & Central European House of Photography, Slovakia

Alexis Vasilikos

Editor, Phases Magazine, Greece

Alexis Vasilikos is an Athens-based fine art photographer and the co-editor of Phases magazine, an online publication that focuses on international contemporary photography. He is represented by CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery.

http://www.phasesmag.com

Alexis Vasilikos
Editor, Phases Magazine, Greece


Dusan Kochol

Director, OFF_festival Bratislava, Slovakia

Dušan Kochol founded and now directs and curates a photographic festival in Bratislava. The OFF_Festival Bratislava is held simultaneously with the Month of Photography and it enriches its program with a platform for fresh talents of the photography scene. For the ninth year, the mission of the event remains to provide a large-scale platform for the presentation and promotion of new artists working with the medium of photography. “As a director and chief curator of OFF_Festival Bratislava, I am always looking for new or emerging photographic talents for possible future collaborations.”

Dušan Kochol graduated in Promotional Art Design from the School of Applied Arts, attended photography courses at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and London College of Fashion. The Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees were completed at the Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Czech Republic. As a contemporary artist, his projects have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. In 2016 he was presented with the Photographer of the Year award for the significant contribution to the quality, development and promotion of Slovak photography at home and abroad and the following year Kochol became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

http://www.offfestival.sk

Dusan Kochol
Director, OFF_festival Bratislava, Slovakia


Christina Androulidaki

Director, CAN gallery, Greece

CAN gallery is an Athens-based art gallery focused on contemporary art. Established in 2012 by Christina Androulidaki, CAN gallery focuses on bringing the best of young and emerging local and international art in Athens.

The gallery presents an intensive program of monthly or bimonthly shows and is one of the most active spaces in Athens. The artist roster displays an accurate representation of form and context that aims to create an environment for viewers and collectors to experience the newest and most challenging in contemporary art. The gallery supports young talent and works closely with curators, institutions and collectors with a philosophy of producing and presenting thoughtful, exciting, innovative work and thought.

Its director Christina Androulidaki completed a BA in Art History at the Courtauld Institute in London, an MSc in History, Theory and Display at the University of Edinburgh and is the former director of AD gallery. She has completed a research project in constructing and installing large scale works of art in public spaces and has curated a number of exhibitions.

Christina Androulidaki
Director, Can gallery, Greece