Portfolio Review Season BEGINS!

This weekend begins an extraordinary run of Portfolio Review events around the country. For some, entry deadlines are past, others, still ahead on the calendar (all will sell out!). Regular readers of this blog will be aware of these events, but I thought it would be helpful to compile a roster for you to reference. There is no greater way to begin relationships with industry professionals than attending these event. I’ll share advice for participants on making the most of their investment in my next post.

Here’s the roster of porfolio review event ahead on the calendar:

March 10 & 11th, San Francisco:
One World Portfolio Review, PhotoAlliance; applications are closed (juried event).
Kick-off event “Our World: New Orleans” is part of PhotoAlliance’s Spring Lecture Series (open to the public).

March 18, Brooklyn, NY
Third Annual powerHouse Reviews; applications are closed (sold out).

April 25th (April 23rd for members) is slated to be the day REGISTRATION OPENS for the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s “NYC Reviews” which will be held on June 4th and September 29th, both in NYC; only 12 photographers will be accepted into each one-day event on a first-come, first-served basis. Information on these two special days will be included in CPW’s 2007 Workshop schedule, which will be available any day as a download from their website. On their home page you can sign up for email updates.

April 12-15, Portland, Oregon:
PhotoLucida (biennial event); applications are closed. Portfolio Walk” of all participants work is open to the public on Thursday, April 12 beginning at 7 p.m. at PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art); check this link for other events (including lectures by artists on Saturday night) that are open the public during PhotoLucida. Sign up for e-updates on the bottom of the event home page.

April 29th, Boston, MA
Annual Portfolio Review Day (1-4 p.m.), Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. Reservations open on Friday, March 16th, 10:00 a.m. EST. See the website for details.

May 11th, Winchester, MA (near Boston)
Second Annual Portfolio Review Day, Griffin Museum. Registration details to be announced; sign up for e-announcements here.
Kick off event: Second Annual “FOCUS” Awards, May 10th.

May 18 & 19, Santa Fe:
Review Santa Fe (annual event), sponsored by Center; applications are closed (juried). “Portfolio Sharing” of all participants’ works on Friday evening, May 18, will be open to the public; watch the website for details.

SUMMER 2007: Registration for “The Meeting Place” international portfolio review event at Fotofest 2008 (Houston, March 7-20) will open during the summer; click here to join the e-list for updated information. Many events during Fotofest will be open to the public; a reminder that the first phase of applications for exhibitions at Fotofest ’09; application deadline is April 16th. Be sure to learn if your work may fit the topics for 2008 exhibitions: CHINA and TRANSFORMATIONS.

October 6, Atlanta:
Portfolio Review Day, 9th Annual ACP Festival (Atlanta Celebrates Photography).
Registration date not yet announced; sign up for the ACP Newsletter here.

These are the Portfolio Review events in the US that I am aware of as of this posting.

One of my favorite events occurs in the UK:

July 26-29th, Birmingham, England:
Rhubarb-Rhubarb” will beheld July 26-29th in Birmingham, England.
The unique aspect of Rhubarb: you book your own schedule of meetings with professionals. Popular Reviewers are booked quickly so keep a close eye on the website for the opening of registration and BOOKINGS for Rhubarb, anticipated within the next few weeks.

NEXT: Advice on making the most of your investment in attending these events!


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