14th PORTFOLIO REVIEW
It will be the fourteenth time when we invite you to take part in one of the flagship events of the Krakow Photomonth Festival, i.e. the Portfolio Review!
Portfolio Review is a chance of receiving advice and guidance from a group of experts from Poland and abroad, as well as the opportunity to establish a valuable network of contacts that could lead to future collaborations.
What is more, the Portfolio Review participants, in addition to the competition, will be given an opportunity to present their photographs to a wider public during an open part of the event, framed in good music and a glass wine.
The 14th Portfolio Review will be held on Saturday, 1 June, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in PURO Kraków Kazimierz (Halicka 14a, Krakow).
The Portfolio Review is open to all. Applications are invited from anyone interested, especially students of art schools and photographers and artists with previous experience of presenting their works.
First, choose five reviewers with whom you’d like to have a face-to-face talk. Each conversation will last 20 minutes. Reviewers list is presented below.
Next, complete an application form and by May 6 send it to email@example.com. Attach to the registration form a zipped folder with a selected series of your photos – format: jpg or png, preferred size: 1920 px length.
The earlier you send your registration, the greater the chance that you’ll get to meet your chosen reviewers. The works you send could prove decisive in the selection procedure. If there are more entries than available places, the organiser reserves the right not to accept registrations.
You will be informed that your registration has been accepted by May 10, 2019, by a response confirming participation, and should then secure your place paying the fee by May 14, 2019. A list of participants will also be published at photomonth.com.
The participation fee for the 14th Portfolio Review is 250 PLN (60 EUR) for five meetings.
Sarah Marie Allencurator
Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, where she curates exhibitions and displays as well as researching acquisitions for the international collection. She recently co-curated Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art (2018). Allen has also curated Nan Goldin (2019), Martin Parr (2018), Mark Ruwedel (2018), Workers (Paris, Killip, Chernysheva) (2018), Daido Moriyama (2017), Kaveh Golestan (2017), and György Kepes (2017), as well as the thematic displays Diaristic Photography and the Photobook (2019) and Iranian photobooks (2017).
Beata Barteckacurator, editor
Graduate of the cultural studies programme at the University of Wrocław. Specialises in curating visual arts and design exhibitions, focused primarily on photography, illustration, graphic design, and typography. Bartecka has worked with the TIFF Festival, BWA Wrocław Galleries of Contemporary Art, and the Miejsce Gallery. Editor, author, and publisher focused chiefly on arts and culture. Has collaborated with a number of magazines as journalist, critic, and editor.
Graduate of the University of Wrocław, the Kwadrat Photography Forum, and the Sputnik Photos Mentorship Programme, and a graduate student at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. In 2013, as part of the Fotoprezentacje series, she released Fitting Rooms. Her works have been featured in a number of exhibitions, including PhotoIreland, Angkor Photo Festival, and Photo Kathmandu. Finalist of the Valores Humanos OjodePez competition, she was also nominated for the Prix Pictet and shortlisted for the London/La Fábrica Book Dummy Award. Member of Sputnik Photos since 2018.
Photographer, artistic director of the Rybnik Festival of Photography. Graduate of the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, the recipient of multiple awards at home and abroad for his photography and short video forms.
Evita Gozecurator, writer and artist
A curator, writer, and artist based in Riga, Latvia. Currently, a curator and a project manager at the ISSP Gallery, an exhibition space dedicated to contemporary photography, and of the photobook festival Self Publish Riga. Goze holds a BA in photography from the University of Brighton, UK, and an MA in visual communication from the Art Academy of Latvia. She is also a contributing writer for the Latvian magazines IR and Kultūras Diena, websites FK Magazine, arterritory.com, and The British Journal of Photography and Tjej Land, focusing on photography and contemporary art.
Sophie Haslingercurator, exhibition manager
An assistant curator and exhibition manager at Kunst Haus Wien since 2015. Haslinger studied art history and communication science at the University of Vienna and University of Sydney. She has organised individual and group exhibitions with a focus on contemporary photography and emerging talents and writes contributions for photography publications and magazines. In 2017 she was curatorial research fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.
Joanna Jopkiewiczgraphic designer
Graduate of and current postgraduate student at the Graphic Designing Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. In 2009 she co-founded the design group Projektor with Paweł Borkowski. The group are known for their interdisciplinary design projects, usually non-commercial, and their range of interests encompasses the cultural sphere in the broadest terms.
Nina Kassianoucurator, editor, artistic director for photography in DL gallery
An experienced curator of exhibitions and reviewer at many international festivals, she was awarded a PhD in history of photography and was the recipient of a scholarship from Princeton University, USA. Kassianou has collaborated with Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, curating more than 60 historical and contemporary exhibitions. Has also been a photography director at different galleries in Athens, and curated exhibitions at photo fairs and festivals around Europe. Editor of photo books with historical and contemporary content and researcher of numerous photographic archives. Her permanent position is Artistic Director for Photography at DL gallery in Athens and Piraeus, the port of Athens, with the aim of presenting international photography to the Greek public.
Piotr Małeckiphotographer, director
Author of numerous photo reportages, portrait photographer, and documentary cinematographer, associated with agencies such as Panos Pictures, Napo Images, and Forum. Graduate of the Wajda School’s documentary filmmaking programme. Also studied direction of photography at the University of Silesia’s Department of Radio and Television, as well as photography at the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art in the UK. Małecki is the recipient of multiple awards for photographic and multimedia works (including Pictures of the Year, BZWBK Press Foto, Grand Press Photo, Newsreportaż).
Marta Miskowieccultural anthropologist, curator
Cultural anthropologist at the Museum of Photography in Krakow. In her work she is primarily interested in social, documentary, and amateur photography. Author and curator of multiple exhibitions, including The Odd (2017, with Bartosz Flak), Photojournalists (2017), The Impossibility of Presence (2015, with Monika Kozień and Lucyna Król), and Tadeusz Rząca’s Autochromes. The 100th Anniversary of Color Photography (2008). Her writing credits include The Odd (with Bartosz Flak, Krakow, 2017), Photojournalists (Kraków, 2017), Hawaikum (co-edited with Monika Kozień and Agata Pankiewicz, Czarne, 2015), and The Myth of Galicia (co-edited with Monika Kozień, Krakow, 2011). Miskowiec has written for magazines including Fotografia, Konteksty, and Tygodnik Powszechny, and also teaches history and theory of photography.
Michał Sitaphotographer, curator, PIX.HOUSE
Co-founder of the Pix.house gallery and publishing house in Poznań. Curator of the Xprint photo book festival. As a documentary photographer, he is interested in long-term photographic projects taking on sprawling subjects, like tribalism in Iraqi Kurdistan or the interpretation of history and cultural heritage. Often works with archives and has curated exhibitions and publications based on zoological photography collections of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Graduate of the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava and the cultural anthropology programme at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
Lola Paprockaphotographer and curator, founder of Palm* Studios
Originally from Poland, has lived and worked in London since 2003. The self-taught photographer and curator have had her work exhibited worldwide, including at galleries in London, Melbourne, New York, and Paris. Paprocka is the founder of Palm* Studios, an independent publishing house and online platform showcasing the work of emerging and established photographers from all over the world. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Unveil’d Photobook award for her book Blokovi: Novi Beograd.
Marina Paulenkacurator, founder and artist director of ORGAN VIDA Festival
An artist and independent curator, the recipient of a Lucie Award 2018 for best curator/exhibition of the year. She is also the founder and artistic director of the Organ Vida International Photography Festival and the Organ Vida Photography Organisation, the leading institution for contemporary photography in Croatia. Paulenka nominates photographers for the Joop Swart Masterclass and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and is an international juror and portfolio reviewer at many institutions, awards, and festivals worldwide. To date, she has curated numerous solo exhibitions of artists such as Nina Berman and Katrin Koenning, and group exhibitions such as Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes.
Liza Premiyakwriter and Managing Editor at The Calvert Journal
A London-based writer and Managing Editor at The Calvert Journal, an award-winning online magazine dedicated to exploring the culture and creativity of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, and Central Asia. She writes regularly about photography, art, music, and design, and has curated special projects for The Calvert Journal on topics ranging from digital art to travel photography. Her writing has appeared in art publications such as The Art Newspaper, Apollo, The Photocaptionist, Magnum Photos, IMA Magazine, and 212. In 2017 she was a jury member of the FK Prize for photography (Riga) and Designblok (Prague).
Stuart Smithdirector and co-founder of GOST Books
The director and cofounder of GOST Books, an independent visual arts and photography publisher founded in 2013. Designing since the late 1980s, he established SMITH in 1994 and has become renowned for his specialisation in typography and award-winning photo books.
All participants of the 14th Portfolio Review will be able to present their works to a wide public during a special event, i.e. the Portfolio Evening, which fill follow the closed part of the Review. The Portfolio Review is open to all who want to meet the Review participants, view their photographs and discuss with them. More information soon.