FORMAT PORTFOLIO REVIEW
SATURDAY 16TH MARCH 2019
FORMAT Portfolio Review
FORMAT Portfolio Review will take place on Saturday 16th March during FORMAT off year 2018. For up to date information please join our Facebook page. To join our mailing list please visit our website.
The Portfolio Review is aimed at committed photographers with a developed and serious approach to their work. Recent graduates are welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries. We have a bespoke booking system so that reviews can be selected online. This system allows you to choose the reviewers and time slots. It is a first come first served basis. You can view and select the slots you want. Please note, your reviews are not confirmed until you have paid.
We advise you look through the reviewers and make a list of at least 10 that you would like to see, in the order you would like to see them so that you are prepared when you book.
Please read all the information carefully before making a booking. Please keep an eye on the website and the FORMAT Facebook Portfolio Review dedicated page for more info.
FORMAT19 Portfolio Reviewers are still to be confirmed. See below for the 2018 selection ...
Alicia Hart is a Photo Editor, Art Buyer and Lecturer in Advertising and Editorial. She has recently commissioned a campaign for The Mayor of London Office on Anti Knife crime for AMV BBDO. Alicia has several years experience working with leading brands such as British Airways, BT, and The National Lottery. She has a solid knowledge of the Editorial market previously working for FT weekend Magazine, Wallpaper* and The Sunday Telegraph Magazine. She has curated and produced a new talent award for British Airways High life magazine supporting young emerging artists.
Alicia has a MA from the Royal College of Art and has won several awards for her own photographic practice. She regularly participates in international portfolio reviews.
Alicia is interested in seeing book dummies, personal projects and helping people develop a commercial portfolio.
Ana Catarina Pinho
Ana Catarina Pinho is a FCT research fellow, developing a PhD that investigates the relations between photography and the archive in contemporary documentary practices, at the European Centre for Documentary Research (eCDR), in the University of South Wales, UK.
Pinho founded ARCHIVO, a photography and documentary research platform, focused on photography and documentary approaches through debate around its discourses and practices, provided by the collaboration with visual artists, writers and researchers who explore issues arising from historical, political, cultural and critical standpoints. She was invited to co-curate the annual event of Porto Photomonth in Portugal.
She is interested in documentary photography and film, the use of archives and historical documents in contemporary visual practices and interdisciplinary and expanded documentary work.
Anna-Maria Pfab is the founder and director of kiosk, a London-based, artist representation and creative management agency set up in 2015. kiosk represents a select group of artists working across the fields of fashion, advertising, documentary and fine art. Recent clients include Dior, PORT Magazine, Louis Vuitton, Rolls Royce, Manolo Blahnik, Cutler & Gross, FT Magazine, Burberry, Wonderland, Harper’s Bazaar and Christie’s amongst many others.
Previous to kiosk, Anna-Maria held roles at White Cube, INSTITUTE, Schilt Publishing, HOST Gallery, Foto8 and the Fotomuseum Winterthur.
Anna-Maria is interested in seeing all kinds of work.
Bridget Coaker is a picture editor based in London, where she works as a senior picture editor for the Guardian and is also Director of Photography for the contemporary photography gallery Troika Editions, which she co-founded in 2008.
Bridget is a visiting lecturer at UK Universities, including the University for the Creative Arts, University of Derby, Plymouth College of Art and the University of Westminster.
Bridget has been a guest reviewer at international photography festivals including, Photoespania, Spain; Daegu Photography Biennale, South Korea; Contact International Photography Festival, Canada; Fotofest, US, Format International Photography Festival, UK and Rencontres D’Arles, France
In 2015 Bridget was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Photography, UK.
Christiane Monarchi is the founding editor of the online magazine Photomonitor, dedicated to photography and lens-based media in the UK and Ireland, and has published more than 900 features from 200 artists and writers online in the past six years.
Christiane judges photography prizes and competitions, is a freelance curator, and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Photofusion.
Christiane is interested in all types of lens-based work, particularly bodies of work that would be suitable for presentation online, in a gallery or photobook.
Dagmar is the UK Photo Editor of the German weekly stern magazine. She proposes story and feature ideas, commissions and buys work for stern and writes features about culture and photography for this renowned publication. She also contributes to the magazine’s associated titles such as the monthly VIEW, the bi-monthly stern CRIME and others, and runs K&R Media, a photo agency and correspondents’ service for various German and Swiss media clients such as Die Zeit, Brigitte, the Swiss broadsheet NZZ and the broadcaster ARD.
Dagmar is passionate about discovering and developing new talent and has held workshops and talks about editorial photography in the UK and abroad.
She would like to see work from a wide range of photographic genres, provided it has a strong narrative which may appeal to a more mainstream international readership. Photojournalism, documentary, street photography and portraiture are her main focus. She is interested in conceptual and fashion photography too, though generally not in architecture.
Emily manages Magnum’s UK exhibitions, cultural commissions, and special projects. She is also a freelance creative consultant and curator. She previously worked as an editor and producer, working with a variety of individual artists and institutions on creative projects, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the international NGO WaterAid, and artists Corinne Day and Maurice Broomfield.
Emily is co-founder and director of Night Contact, a multimedia and photography festival. Supporting and promoting contemporary image making, Night Contact aims to bring together innovative photographic works that provoke or engage in conversations with other media, such as film, music and literature.
She interested in seeing documentary projects in any form, personal projects, mixed media works (including artists working with moving image), fine art, book dummies. She is not so interested in seeing single images, commercial or fashion portfolios.
Emmanuelle Peri is the Photography Director at Bookmark London, overseeing the creation of visual content for brands such as American Express, Christie’s, Fabric Magazine, Tesco, Standard Life and Patek Philippe. She commissions and art directs in-depth travel and architecture photography essays, portraiture and still life, as well as documentary.
Educated in Art History & Museology at the Sorbonne and École du Louvre in Paris, Emmanuelle is committed to enabling new talents to emerge and is most interested in work with a strong editorial and artistic focus. She likes to nurture a dynamic working relationship with photographers, encouraging a collaborative creativity to develop.
Emmanuelle is particularly keen to see unusual ideas for travel, arts and architecture photo essays.
Graduated in Culture Management in Paris, Eva worked as exhibitions production manager for the international photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles from 2007 – 2011 under the direction of François Hébel. She moved to Berlin in 2012 where she works as a freelance journalist and project manager for major photography institutions between France and Germany. Since 2014 she is coordinating exhibitions and other events worldwide for the Collection Regard and fotobookfestival Kassel.
Eva co-founded thephotoexhibitionarchive, an online resource of selected international exhibitions.
Eva is interested in seeing mostly documentary work and photobook projects.
Before joining Fotofestiwal, Franek co-founded TIFF International Photography Festival. He devoted a large part of his work to bringing up aspects related to the photobooks and popularizing them in Poland. This interest resulted in several exhibitions, lectures and cooperation with prominent figures from the world of photography and the publishing scene of photobooks. In the Fotofestiwal collective he is responsible for the festival program, coordination of exhibitions, events and publications.
I’m interested in wide range of fine art, documentary photography and mixed-media work. I would be happy to review unpublished photobooks and give advices on editing, sequence and design. I am always looking for young or emerging photographic talents for possible future collaborations. Please no commercial portfolios, architecture or nude-photography.
Harry Hardie a former gallery director, former picture editor for the Times, and is a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Photography course at London College of Communication. Harry co-founded and is director of Here Press – an award-winning book publisher dedicated to exploring new and unconventional forms of documentary photography in book form. He’s also director of cultural projects for photo agency Panos Pictures and has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary photography. As a lecturer, Harry has also worked at Falmouth University, The University of Westminster and the University of the Creative Arts.
Iona Fergusson is an independent curator, producer and creative director specialising in lens based work. She worked for 6 years as Photo Editor for Vogue India before returning to the UK to complete a Masters in the History and Critical Theory of Photography at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In 2015, she worked as Programme Director for the Delhi Photo Festival, India’s foremost photography festival, and is currently on the creative team for their next edition in 2018. Recent curatorial projects include the screening of The Lost Head & The Bird: an immersive multi-platform video by Indian artist Sohrab Hura at experimental photography festival Peckham 24 in May 2017 and the exhibition A Million Mutinies Later: India at 70 at Ffotogallery/Diffusion Festival Cardiff.
She is currently curating GIRL GAZE: Journeys Through The Punjab & The Black Country, UK a four-woman group exhibition exploring the lives of British-Punjabi women, which is part of the Arts Council Re-Imagine initiative.
John Duncan is one of the editors of Source magazine. He studied Documentary Photography at Newport and Fine Arts Photography at Glasgow School of Art and still makes his own work. John Duncan is also on the Board of Belfast Photo Festival and served for many years on the Board of Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery.
In each issue Source publishes three personal projects by photographers on its ‘portfolio pages’. His role is to be on the look out for new work for this section of the magazine. This includes work by photographers in the early stages of their careers, recent graduates as well as more established photographers.
To give us editorial focus work needs to made by photographers from or based in the UK or Ireland. Source has quite a broad remit in terms of what we publish. In general its personal projects resolved over an extended series of images. The archive section section of our web site gives you a sense of what we do.
Julia Bunnemann joined Triennial of Photography Hamburg as assistant curator in July 2017. She organizes the festival centre including exhibitions with international artists. She recently curated the show “The ones and the others” at Kunstquatier Bethanien Berlin with postgraduates from prestigious Ostkreuz School of Photography Berlin.
Prior to Triennial of Photography Julia was assistant curator at House of Photography Hamburg, where she worked with artists like Viviane Sassen, Andreas Mühe, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Ken Schles or Sarah Moon among others. Having obtained her MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, she previously worked for Kunsthalle Bremen and Kulturstiftung der Länder Berlin.
Photograph by Isabella Hager
Malcolm Dickson is a curator, writer and organiser. He is the Director of Street Level Photoworks, a leading photography arts organisation in Scotland that provides artists and the public with a range of opportunities to make and engage with photography. He co-ordinates a programme which embraces different genres of photography, which is extended through a network of local and community venues, regional art galleries, and through national and international partners.
Malcolm is interested in bodies of work in their early stages or substantially developed work from artists and photographers, which blend experimental approaches, conceptual or issue based themes; social landscape work and new documentary; work that tells a compelling story; lyrical and narrative; photography based work that intersects with other media. Advice will be given on the basis of the work seen. Not so interested in fashion, commercial or classical modes of documentary. Students are encouraged to seek advice from experienced tutors and from existing resources available online.
Marina is the Founder and AD of the Croatian festival Organ Vida International Photography Festival and the Organ Vida Photography Organisation, the leading institution for contemporary photography in Croatia. Organ Vida Festival promotes the work of international contemporary artists, both emerging and well-known ones and reflects upon the medium of photography in a wider social context.
Marina is member of the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association. She is an international juror/nominator, curator and portfolio reviewer at many institutions, awards, festivals and galleries. In her role as festival director, Marina has had the opportunity and pleasure of curating photo exhibitions, meeting artists and taking part in many discourses on current trends in contemporary photography in numerous countries.
Matei is the director of Camera Plus: Biennial for contemporary photography in Iasi. Organised by the Center for Contemporary Photography, a platform for reflection about photography and moving image and their relationship with the political, social, cultural and economic context.
Matei is also visual artist and photography professor at George Enescu Arts University in Iasi.
Matei’s interests lie in social documentary photography as well as the artistic practices which question the materiality of the photographic medium.
Mirjam is an art historian and curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, where she was responsible for shows including Ai Weiwei – #SafePassage, Daisuke Yokota – Matter, Awoiska van der Molen – Blanco, and the Foam Talent editions of 2015 and 2016.
In 2017 she also initiated a series of collaborations with photography platforms in Mexico, Nigeria and Indonesia in Foam’s project space Foam 3h in order to create an exchange of cultural knowledge on photography discourses worldwide. Mirjam previously served as a curator in training at the photography collection of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. She has written for L’Internationale and she is a regular contributor to Foam Magazine.
Nuno Ricou Salgado
PARALLEL is a platform that brings together creative European organisations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships in order to set new standards in contemporary photography. The platform consists of 18 partners from 16 countries ensuring a wide geographical spread. With its large and diverse network, PARALLEL aims to establish a wide and effective platform for the exhibition of European emerging artists and curators and to promote a more fluid and functional link between them and the exhibitors (museums, galleries and festivals).
Nuno is also Artistic Director of Procur.arte, a Lisbon based organisation that specialises and produces International photography projects.
Nuno is interested in work with a good story, and always looking for new photographers to work with.
Peggy Sue Amison
Peggy Sue is Artistic Director for East Wing, a platform for international photography founded in Doha, Qatar. As a curator, writer, strategist, mentor and photographic consultant, Peggy Sue has collaborated with numerous emerging and established photographers, festivals and publications internationally. Before beginning her position at East Wing, Peggy Sue was Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre in Ireland (2001 – 2014) where she headed a multidisciplinary visual arts and residency programme. Peggy was also a board member of the Belfast Photo Festival in Northern Ireland (2012 – 2016). She is presently based in Berlin.
Pegggy is most interested to in reviewing works that are well researched with an innovative point of view. As a curator, producer and consultant, Peggy Sue can help artists consider strategies for developing their projects through editing and sequencing, but also she can suggest ways to grow their professional practice and promote their work to a larger audience internationally. She is not interested in most fashion, nudes or commercial photography.
Peter Bonnell is Senior Curator at QUAD, joining the Derby- based arts-centre in 2012. He has led on a range of projects, including the mass participation film work ‘Derby Soap Opera’ with the artist and filmmaker Marinella Senatore, involving almost 15,000 Derby Residents. Other curated projects at QUAD include the group exhibitions Illuminated and The Pride and the Passion: Contemporary Art, Football and The Derby County Collection, as well as working with internationally recognized artists such as Lindsay Seers, Benedict Drew and Susan MacWilliam.
From 2004 to the end of 2011 Peter was Curator at ArtSway, based in the New Forest, where he was responsible for the exhibitions, residency and commissioning programmes. He has written for and edited numerous artist publications – including the first monograph on the work of Nathaniel Mellors – as well as writing for magazines and web-sites.
Rodrigo is an art historian and curator, specialising in photography and moving image. He has worked in projects for major museums in the UK, and art fairs and festivals in UK and Europe such as Paris Photo, Unseen and Encontros da Imagem. He is a regular speaker at Universities in the UK and France, and a reviewer at international photography festivals. He is the editor of Champion Photobooks, a collection focusing on dialogues between contemporary photography and archival images. He recently won the FORMAT Open Call Award for ‘Modern Ornithologies’ an exhibition of photobooks at FORMAT Festival in March 2017.
Rodrigo is interested in photobooks and publication-based projects. He is currently researching connections between photography, geography and place (with an interest in nature and its relationship with the urban/manmade/artificial environment). He is always looking out for practices that blur the limits of photography, bringing in elements of sculpture, sound, moving image and performance.
Sarah Allen is a photography specialist. She is Assistant Curator at Tate Modern where she curates displays and researches acquisitions for the international collection. Recent displays she has curated have included monographic rooms of Martin Parr (2018), Mark Ruwedel (2018), Daido Moriyama (2017), Kaveh Golestan (2017) and Gyorgy Kepes (2017). Thematic displays such as 1968 Protest and the photobook (2018) Iranian photobooks (2017) and integrated displays such as Stephen Shore (2017) and Shunk Kender (2016).
She has a specialist focus on photobooks working closely with the Martin Parr photobook collection. She is currently working on the major exhibition Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art.
Interests: documentary photography, conceptual photography and photobooks.
Sian is a UK based artist and curator. She is currently Reader in Photography at Manchester School of Art, part of Manchester Metropolitan University. In 1999 she established TRACE, the curation and publishing project. She curated the first ever showing of UK student photographic work for the 2014 Pingyao International Photography Festival and has continued each year since.
Sian regularly reviews portfolios at international photography festivals and has judged major competitions including The Jerwood Photography Prize in 2006 and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in 2009.
She is interested in seeing all forms of photography apart from glamour. Reviewing at FORMAT previously, she has seen many bodies of work that she has taken to exhibit in Pingyao Festival, and is happy to see student work.
The Finnish Museum of Photography is one of the leading and oldest photography museum’s in Europe. Through exhibitions, collection management and research, the museum strives to promote and foster photographic art and culture in Finland. Tiina started at the museum as a curator in 2008.
The museum’s exhibitions cover Finnish and international contemporary photography, as well as the diverse history of the craft. Along with the museum’s main exhibitions Rauhala has been responsible for the museum gallery’s program for the emerging photographers.
Tiina is also co-founder of The Festival of Political Photography, which examines ways of influencing with photographs and seeks to define what the word ‘political’ means in contemporary photographic practices.
Tim Clark is a curator, writer and editor. Since 2008 he has been Editor in Chief and Director at 1000 Words, which was nominated for Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards 2014 and 2016. Previously Associate Curator at Media Space, The Science Museum in London, exhibitions he worked on included Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy (2015) and Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth (2015-2018).
Together with Greg Hobson he curated Photo Oxford 2017, comprising numerous solo presentations by artists such as Edgar Martins, Mariken Wessels, Martin Parr and Sergei Vasiliev and Arkady Bronnikov from The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive. He writes widely for the likes of FOAM, TIME Lightbox, Photoworks and The British Journal of Photography, as well as in exhibition catalogues and photobooks. New writing includes essays on the work of the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards winners Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira on the occasion of the exhibition at Jerwood Space, London 17 January – 11 March 2018.
There are three booking options, and they are as follows:
- 4 reviews – £185
- 6 reviews – £225
- 8 reviews – £265
We recommend you only book 8 reviews if you have had your work reviewed before as it can be quite an intense experience.
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