For the emerging and mid-career photographers
Application on the first come first serve basis
The Portfolio Review is open to the applicants worldwide, and is an opportunity for emerging and mid-career photographers to showcase their work to an exclusive group of professionals in the field of photography including curators, festival directors, magazine editors and photographers.
The event is a platform both for those seeking professional feedback on their developed projects and guidance on the conceptual approaches in one’s artistic practice. The Portfolio Review is also a great place to establish contacts with the field professionals and other photographers, which can result in new exhibitions and publications in future. The Portfolio Review will take place during the Riga Photomonth opening week (12-15 May), thus allowing the photographs from abroad to arrive on time for the most intense part of the festival. The festival will open on 12 May with an international exhibition co-curated by JH Engström, followed by talks, lectures and other events on the next three days. The complete festival programme will be announced in April.
The registration fee of 75 EUR (a reduced fee of 50 EUR for photographers from Latvia) will guarantee at least five one-to-one review sessions of 20 minutes and must be paid in advance to ensure your place.
Curator at FOAM Photography Museum in Amsterdam
The editor-in-chief of YET Magazine
The director of Tbilisi Photo Festival
Editor and publisher at 1000 Words Magazine, associate curator at Media Space at the Science Museum in London
Photographer and the director of Minsk Month of Photography
The programme director of kim? Contemporary Art Centre
The director of Kaunas Photo Festival
The editor and publisher of The Eyes Magazine
The artistic director of Tallinn Photomonth
Commissioning Editor of The Calvert Journal
The artistic director of Triennial of Photography Hamburg in Germany and founder and director of the International Festival of Photography in Lodz
Photographer, tutor and co-curator at Riga Photomonth
The Portfolio Review will take place on 13 May 9.30am-3pm at the Nordic Club House in Old Riga. The review sessions can be booked on the first come first serve basis. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged, however we advice to show one or two bodies of your work that have a coherent theme and not just single images.
The registration fee of 75 EUR (a reduced fee of 50 EUR for photographers from Latvia) will guarantee at least 5 one-to-one review sessions and must be paid in advance to ensure your place. Each portfolio session will last for 20 minutes and the spoken language will be English. We will do everything within our capacity to match you with your top choices of the portfolio reviewers, however the organisers keep the rights to pair you with other experts in the event the selected options are overbooked. On the day of the review the participants will also have a chance to book additional sessions at no extra cost, if there are any free slots on the schedule. After your application is received, we will send you the bank account details of Riga Photomonth to pay the registration fee. Your place will be reserved only when the monetary transaction is finalized and you will receive a confirmation email afterwards. As a bonus, each participant will receive the Riga Photomonth catalogue and the annual Latvian Photography 2016 for free.
In case of your cancellation before 18 April, we will refund 50% of the registration fee. After that date or no-show, unfortunately we won’t be able to refund your registration fee.
After receiving your application, we will contact you within one or two working days.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will do our very best to answer you.