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An open call has started for our industry top event. We invite photographers to meet 24 experts from all over Europe in an unusual formula of portfolio review, which emphasizes networking, equality and the widest possible presentation of works and photographic institutions. All of that free of charge. Submit by May 10th.


1st day: Art_Inkubator, 3 Tymienieckiego St., Łódź
2nd day: Central Museum of Textiles (Łódź City Culture Park), 282 Piotrkowska St., Łódź

Fotofestiwal calls for one of a kind Portfolio Review. After several successful editions we continue to develop our live and innovative formula in 2023. The submissions for this year’s PHOTO-MATCH: A Completely Different Portfolio Review are now open! If you would like to participate and introduce your work to our reviewers, submit the application until the 10th of May. 

The PHOTO-MATCH model brings new life into the traditional formula of portfolio reviews by placing  special emphasis on a series of open networking events and public presentations. PHOTO-MATCH is based on a democratic and inclusive model, free of charge, in which experts and artists have the same space for sharing and pitching their experience, work and motivations. 

[ 16th of June 10:30 AM. – 3:30 PM. CET ]
It’s a day dedicated to both photographers and experts to introduce themselves, their work and practice through short live presentations. This moment takes place not only for Photo Match participants, but also for anyone from Fotofestiwal’s audience who wants to attend the event, therefore ensuring that artists and reviewers can widen their group of spectators..

Based on these introductions and their own impressions, each participant will choose 4 reviewers (in case of photographers) or 4 artists (in case of experts) with whom they would like to meet and share their work. The matching process will happen through a specific digital system, where all the participants will be connected, therefore allowing them to either invite people and/or be invited to meet. By the end of this day each attendee will have 4 meetings scheduled for the next day.

[ 17th of June 10:00 AM – 13:00 PM CET ]
The real deal! All participants attend private meetings in accordance with the timetable generated based on the choices made on the previous day. Every photographer and expert attends 4 meetings. For those who want – PHOTO MATCH will finish with 1 open extra session, an opportunity to enjoy conversation and exchange ideas with someone with whom there was no previous match.

The application consists of:
1. An application form filled online (link available HERE).
2. A preview of 10 photographs from the project you would like to present during the review, sent in a JPG or PNG format, preferably size of 1920 px length, in a separate email to until May 10th 2023, titled: PHOTO MATCH APPLICATION FIRST NAME LAST NAME. Files should not exceed 10 MB in total.

17.04.2023 – open call for artists’ submissions and announcement of the list of reviewers
10.05.2023 – deadline for artists’ submissions
17.05.2023 – announcement of the final list of artists
17.06.2023 – DAY TWO: MEETINGS

The list of reviewers below includes magazine editors, book publishers, photography festivals’ directors, museum curators, gallery owners, independent art consultants:

Agata Stoinska  Blow Photo & D-Light Studios, Dublin
Agnieszka Olszewska  MuFo Museum of Photography, Krakow
Ana Berruguete  Photo España, La Fábrica, Madrid (Futures Photography Platform)
Ana Guimarães and Virgílio Ferreira, Ci-CLO, Biennial of Photography, Porto (Futures Photography Platform)
Bettina Freimann, Âme Nue, Hamburg
Christina Töpfer, Camera Austria, Graz   
Constanze Müller, f/stop Festival, Leipzig   
Daniele de Luigi, Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia  
Giangavino Pazzola, Camera Torino, Turin (Futures Photography Platform)
Grzegorz Jarmocewicz, Interphoto, Białystok     
Ilaria Campioli, Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia
Ingo Taubhorn, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Jan Hladoník, Fotograf Festival and Magazine, Prague     
João Linneu, VOID (Futures Photography Platform)
Johan Nane Simonsen, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna   
Julia Bunnemann, Photoworks UK, Brighton
Julija Berkovica  ISSP, Riga (Futures Photography Platform)
Kateryna Radchenko  Odesa Photo Days  
Katrin Trautner  GEO Magazine, Hamburg
Lara Huck Die Zeit, Hamburg
Lea Vene  Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb (Futures Photography Platform)
Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, Copenhagen Photo Festival (Futures Photography Platform)
Maja Kaszkur, Sopot Photography Festival    
Monika Szewczyk-Wittek, Independent curator, Warsaw
Sergio Valenzuela-Escobedo, Independent curator, Arles  

Photo Match is co organized by Futures Photography Platform and supported by UE in the frame of Creative Europe Program. 

ph. Kende János, Fortepan