Bored with the old and well-known formula of a portfolio review? Well, we are bored with it, too. That is why we have prepared the first edition of PHOTO-MATCH – a new portfolio review.
PHOTO-MATCH is a two-day meeting of photographers with reviewers – curators, editors, and owners of art galleries.
The authors have an opportunity to consult their projects with photography professionals, whereas for the reviewers, such face-to-face meetings with artists are the source of new discoveries and inspirations.
We have built our new vision of portfolio review basing on many years of experience as organisers and reviewers. However, first of all we invited review participants to communicate their ideas and needs. PHOTO-MATCH is based on an innovative form of presenting photographic portfolios, introduced in Poland for the first time ever. The photographers will have an opportunity to show their works to all the reviewers and the audience during the first day of the review. By the same token, experts will also present their profiles and points of interest in photography. On the basis of all these presentations, each of the photographers and reviewers will choose two persons with whom they would like to hold 30-minute individual consultations on the second day of the event. The decision-making process will definitely be facilitated by an evening meeting for all the participants and experts. Another novelty introduced by PHOTO-MATCH is that reviewers will also pick photographers with whom they would like to talk.
PHOTO-MATCH will be a meeting of over 20 reviewers and around 40 photographers selected on the basis of applications.
WHAT IS THE NEW PORTFOLIO REVIEW GOING TO LOOK LIKE?
FRIDAY, 2 JUNE 2017
The first day of the event is the perfect moment to get to know each other better. During short presentations the reviewers and the photographers will talk about their work and show their most interesting projects. All the reviewers and photographers are going to participate in the presentations, which will also be open for the audience.
- photographer’s presentation time: 4 min., 20 slides,
- reviewer’s presentation time: 2 min., 10 slides,
- all presentations will be delivered in English,
- presentations will be divided into three sessions, each session will be followed by a 10-minute break.
The first day will end with a less formal meeting, during which all the participants will have time to get to know each other better, exchange ideas, discuss presentations, but first of all – decide with whom they would like to have a longer conversation on the next day.
How will the Saturday meeting schedule be prepared?
– On the basis of presentations and evening talks, the photographers will choose 2 reviewers whom they would like to meet on the next day. Each reviewer will also choose 2 photographers for the Saturday individual meetings.
SATURDAY, 3 JUNE 2017
10.00-13.00 – meetings booked by the participants
14.00-17.00 – meetings booked by the reviewers
The photographers and the reviewers are obliged to be present during both days of the review.
Photographers who apply for the portfolio review shall familiarise themselves with the PARTICIPATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS and obey the instructions of enrolment.
Where: Art_Inkubator – Festival Centre, ul. Tymienieckiego 3, Łódź
02.06.2017 (Friday): 13.00-19.00, building C, ground floor, stage – presentations and integration evening
03.06.2017 (Saturday): 10.00-17.00, building C, ground floor, foyer – individual meetings
Participants have to present a Fotofestiwal multi-entrance ticket.
Fee for the audience – presentations, 2 June 2017:
Members of the audience have to present a Fotofestiwal multi-entrance ticket.
Until 18.04.2017 – submission of applications
Until 21.04.2017 – announcement of selected applications, publication of participants list
Until 07.05.2017 – submission of participants’ presentations
LIST OF REVIEWERS
The list of photography experts includes magazine editors, book publishers, directors of photography festivals, independent curators, owners of art galleries, artistic advisors, and managers of exhibitions in world-renowned museums. The list of reviewers* who have confirmed their participation in PHOTO-MATCH is presented below.
- Aga Dwernicka
Director of the Krakow Photomonth Festival| PL
- Agnieszka Rayss
Co-founder of the Sputnik Photos International Association of Photojournalists, photographer| PL
- Alison Nordstrom
Independent curator, for many years curator of exhibitions in George Eastman House, artistic director of Fotofestiwal 2015-2016| USA
- Ana Catarina Pinho
Visual artist, researcher, independent editor, founder of ARCHIVO research platform| PT
- Angela Ferreira
Curator, Artistic Director of Photography Museum of Fortaleza, Brazil| PT/BR
- Anne-Françoise Lesuisse
Artistic director of Biennale de l’image Possible, Liège, independent curator, teacher| BE
- Arianna Rinaldo
Independent curator, photo editor and consultant, artistic director of Cortona On the Move (Italy)| IT/ES
- Carla Erdmann
Editor of Leica Fotografie International Magazine (Hamburg), freelance photography journalist (Hamburg/Berlin)| DE
- Clement Saccomani
Managing director of NOOR & NOOR Foundation| NL
- Dieter Neubert
Director of Fotobookfestival, Kassel, editor, publisher| DE
- Dušan Kochol
Director and founder of the OFF_festival Bratislava| SK
- Erik Vroons
Editor-at-large of the GUP Magazine, freelance writer and consultant on photography| NL
- Gintaras Česonis
Director of the Kaunas Photography Gallery, leader of the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers| LT
- Jenny Lindhe
Photographer, curator, publisher, head of Photographs Collection of the Landskrona Foto| SE
- Jens Friis
Publisher, independent curator, editor of the KATALOG – Journal of Photography&Video| DK
- Jens Erdman Rasmussen
Independent curator, teacher, critic and advisor, director of the Peter Lav gallery, Copenhagen| DK
- Johan Sjöström
Curator of the Gothenburg Museum of Art| SE
- Lydia Dorner
Assistant of the curator of exhibitions department in Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne| CH
- Maciej Jaźwiecki
Photoeditor in Gazeta Wyborcza and Duży Format, photographer and editor in the inPRO Photography Collective| PL
- Monika Szewczyk – Wittek
Photoeditor, co-founder and coordinator of the NAPO Images agency, manager of the Digital Archive Project TR Warsaw| PL
- Nela Eggenberger
Editor-in-chief of EIKON| AT
- Nina Kassianou
Independent curator, editor, PhD in History of Photography, former curator and researcher of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography| GR
- Pierre Bessard
Founder of the Editions Bessard publishing house, Paris| FR
- Sebastian Vaida
Artistic director of the Photo Romania Festival, Cluj Napoca| RO
- Thomas Licek
Managing director of Eyes ON – Month of Photography, Vienna| AT
- Tuula Alajoki
Curator and director of the Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere| FI
Biographies of the reviewers will be published soon.
*Due to the reasons not attributable to the Organiser, the list of reviewers may undergo minor alterations or the number of reviewers may increase. The Organiser will find a replacement of an absent reviewer, as long as it is possible.