Landskrona Foto Portfolio Review

Welcome to Landskrona Portfolio Review, held for the fourth time in the framework of our Festival. As in previous years, we invite photographers and lens-based artists to show their work to experts from around the globe, in order to receive useful feedback and opportunities for exhibitions and publications. The reviews will be accompanied by lectures, workshops, and the possibility for informal meetings with your peers.

Furthermore, the winner of the Best Portfolio Award will be invited to take part in the official exhibition programme during Landskrona Foto Festival 2018. Former winners include Johan Österholm, Johan Willner and Kacper Kowalski.

This year we have a special prize!  – Landskrona Foto and Artproof Portfolio of the Year Award – the portfolio that reviewers voted as the year’s most interesting and promising. The prize consists of getting an exhibition produced by Artproof up to a value of 5,000 euros and to exhibit in the coming years Landskrona Foto Festival.

The new leaders of the Portfolio Review is Beate Cegielska of Galleri Image in Århus, Denmark, and the Austrian curator Moritz Neumüller. Since 1990 Beate Cegielska has curated a large number of group and solo exhibitions of Danish and international artists in Europe, South Korea, China and India. For many years she has also participated as a Portfolio Reviewer at different photo festivals around the world. Moritz Neumüller is head of the educational programme European Master of Fine Art Photography in Madrid and since 2010 he has run Curator Ship – a platform for photography and picture culture. In 2009 he founded ArteConTacto – a project aiming to explore art through all the senses. Ongoing projects include Photobook Week in Århus and Photobook Phenomenon for the Barcelona culture centre CCCB. 

For questions: portfolioreview@landskronafoto.org

Reviewers 2017

Peggy Sue Amison, East Wing Gallery, Dubai

Peggy Sue Amison is Artistic Director of East Wing, in Dubai, UAE.  As a curator, writer, producer and photographic consultant, Peggy Sue also collaborates with numerous emerging and established photographers, festivals and publications internationally.  Working specifically in photography, she has curated exhibitions in Ireland, Germany, Poland, Denmark and China and has written for various photographic publications and artist catalogues.  Peggy Sue has a long history of mentoring artists on long-term photographic projects, supporting the development of new and innovative photography and is also a past member of the Board of Directors for Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland.

Peggy can provide photographers with suggestions for project development, distribution and strategies for promotion.

Elisabeth Avedon, The Eye of Photography, New York

ELIZABETH AVEDON is an independent curator, photography book designer and contributor to the international photography magazine, L’Oeil de laPhotographie. The former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, Art Director for Ralph Lauren Media, and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Elizabeth has received awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including; “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago; and curating several exhibitions at New York’s Leica Gallery. 

Daniel Boetker-Smith, Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, Melbourne

Daniel Boetker-Smith is the Managing Editor of Australia’s oldest photography magazine PHOTOFILE, published by the Australian Centre for Photography. He is also the Director of Photography Studies College (Melbourne), the number one photographic educational institution in Australia. Daniel also is the founder of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, the largest collection of self-published and contemporary photobooks from the Asia-Pacific region in the world.

Emma Bowkett, Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine, London

Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at the Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine. Joining in 2009, she was integral to the small creative team who reworked the visual language of the magazine ready for the 2010 re-launch. More recently she was Director of Photography on the AW16 issue of PORT, a biannual style magazine. Emma is the co-curator for a Financial Times special supplement and day of events as part of Photo London.


Irina Chmyreva, PhotoVisa Festival, Krasnodar, Russia

Irina Chmyreva, PhD. Historian of visual culture, focused on photography. Curator of exhibitions of Russian and international photography which were held in more then 20 countries around the world. Member of AICA.In 2012 she was one of five Russian and American curators selected the main program Contemporary Russian Photography for International Biennial FotoFest in Houston, USA. She had written for Catalogue of FotoFest 2012. In 2013 she was in Syngenta Prize committee and in 2014 she was in jury committee of Hasselblad Award. 

Azu Nwagbodu, Lagos Festival, Nigeria 

Azu Nwagbogu lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the founder and director of the African Artists’ Foundation, a non-profit organisation established in 2007 and based in Lagos, which is dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African arts and artists. In 2008 Nwagbogu founded the National Art Competition, an annual arts competition in Nigeria that provides a platform for exposure for emerging Nigerian artists. Nwagbogu also serves as founder and director of the LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography that brings leading local and international photographers into dialogue with multifaceted stories of Africa. 

Erik Vroons, GUP Magazine, Amsterdam

I’m currently Editor-at-large for GUP Magazine, a platform for which I previously functioned as Chief Editor (print., 2010-2015). Furthermore, I’m a freelance writer on photography and a consultant for professionals related to works in progress. Occasionally, I also organize workshops on Project Development. Academic background: MA Photographic Studies (Univ. Leiden) and MA Media Studies (Univ. Amsterdam).

Niyatee Shinde, Zalor India International Photography, India

Niyatee Shinde is an Independent curator, photo-historian, writer on art and photography and recognised appraiser of fine and decorative arts. She was one of the founder-editors of the Times Journal of Photography, TOI, Mumbai and was invited as nominator for the Leopold Godowsky Jr. Photography Award 1997 and the Hasselblad Photographer Award for 2000 and 2006. She was also invited to judge several national photography exhibitions. In 1993 she conceptualised, researched and compiled `The Legacy of Raja Deen Dayal’, a major exhibition of photographs by Raja Deen Dayal, for Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi. Also compiled and contributed text to the dossier on Raja Deen Dayal, presented by Air India on their 60th anniversary.


Rui Prata, Independent curator, Lissabon

Born in 1955, Sesimbra (Portugal), Rui Prata began his professional career as a history teacher and has been the Director of Braga Image Museum since its opening in 1999-2015. He was the founder (1987) and artistic Director of Encontros da Imagem Photo Festival – until 2013. Since 1990 he has lectured on contemporary photography throughout Europe and in Brazil, and acted as a curator for both national and international exhibitions. In 2008 he became a member of the Committee Acquisitions of Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris.

Iatã Cannabrava – Photographer, publisher, curator and cultural agitator – Brazil
Iatã has participated in more than 40 exhibitions, won the B / N awards of the Quadrennial of Photography of São Paulo in 1985, the Marc Ferrez contest of FUNARTE in 1987 and two awards by the Secretary of State for Culture
Of São Paulo, in 1996 and 2006. He has three books published and curated more than 40 exhibitions. In 2010, he created Madalena Studio and Publishing House. He is currently director of the International Photography Festival – Paraty em Foco, which in 2015 completes 11 years, as well as the and the São Paulo Latin American Photography Forum held by Itaú Cultural. 

Eva Eicker, The Photographers Gallery, London

Eva is Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery where she curated the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 -15 and recently co-edited the award winning publication for the Bar Tur Photobook Award, Jack Latham’s Sugar Paper Theories. Eicker is a graduate of Ludwig-Maximilan University Munich, where she studied Cultural Anthropology and Goldsmiths College where she gained an MA in Photography and Urban Culture. She has worked on photography exhibitions and publications at C/O Berlin; Magnum Photos, London; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Hauser & Wirth, London and The Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

Ramon Reverte, RM Publishers, Barcelona 

Ramón Reverté is editor-in-chief and creative director of RM’s photobook program since it was founded in Mexico in 1999. He has edited more than 180 books that are distributed throughout the world in English and Spanish. RM’s photobook program, now based in Barcelona, is the most extensive program of its kind in Latin America and Spain.He has spoken and taught at major forums in the world of photography such as The Photobook Forum at Kassel, Germany; The Latin American Photobook Symposium at Aperture, New York; and the Fórum Latino Americano de Fotografia in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to name a few. He also served as a jury member for the International Center of Photography’s 2013 Infinity Awards.


The selected participants will be able to choose 7 reviewers for 20 minute sessions.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Date: September 9 2017

Time: 10.00–17.00

Cost: The participation in the Open Call is free of charge. Only selected candidates have to pay the participation fee of SEK 2,500 including VAT, which also gives access to the festival’s International Seminar and a weekend festival pass.

Deadline for applications: 1 August 2017. Successful candidates will be notified by 15 August.

Instructions

 Each entrant may present one or two portfolios, which shall not exceed 15 images each. The portfolio shall consist of a photographic project on any chosen subject.

Portfolios will be accepted in digital format for the selection process. At the Portfolio Review, all projects shall be presented on paper.

The PDF size shall not exceed 10 MB

File names: Photographer’s First Name [hyphen] Last Name [dot] pdf. Eg.: Johan-Willner.pdf

Are you interested in our Portfolio Review for young nordic photographers? More info will soon be published! 

Please fill in our form and upload your PDF here:

Photo on top by Martin Bogren. Martin documented last years festival. This photo is from Elina Brotherus exhibition at the arthall.