Portfolio Review & Young Nordic Portfolio Review 2017

We’re happy to announce that the winner of Landskrona Foto and Artproof Best Portfolio of the Year 2017 is Anna Ehrenstein from Germany. Congratulations! 

Photo: Anna Ehrenstein

Honor Award to David Magnusson and Jenny Rova.

Winner of Portfolio Review for Young Nordic Photographers: Nayab Ikram from Åland/Finland.


This year we got applications from over 130 photographers from 28 different countries and 6 continents to our two Portfolio Reviews – the general Portfolio Review and the Young Nordic Portfolio Review.We wish to thank all applicants!

Moritz Neumüller, one of the two leaders of the Portfolio Review:

“Participating in portfolio reviews is a great way for photographers to get a wide range of feedback about their work from different arts professionals and begin to build a professional network of curators, editors and collectors, which is vital for them. We congratulate the 30 participants from all over the world, and the 10 Young Nordic talents who will have the possibility to attend our portfolio review. Please consider carefully what you want to achieve from this process: Prepare your portfolio for each meeting, depending on what your goal is: to publish a book, mount an exhibition, or to get feedback on an ongoing project from a particular expert. You can meet directly with a person in the right field who will hopefully be able to give you valuable insight. 

For those artist who have not made it into the final selection, please do not consider this a critique of the quality of your work, but the result of a complex jurying process, which aimed to create a compact group of participants for this event. Remember that there are many other reviews around the globe, or try again next year. We thank you for sending your dossiers and are happy to give advice on how to improve your presentations. Please write to us if you have further questions.”



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 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.

Landskrona Foto and Artproof Best Portfolio of the Year

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.

Artproof is a service oriented fine art laboratory with locations in Estonia, Sweden and Germany. Artproof offers customers a one-stop full service — scanning, retouching, printing, mounting, framing, Diasec®, packing, crating and shipping.

new leaders of the Portfolio Review

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

If  you are looking for our portfolio review for young photographers – please scroll down.

Photo by Kacper Kowalski, winner of Portfolio Review 2016.

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

Dr. 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.


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: Application is now closed. Successful candidates will be notified by 15 August.


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. We want all the images to be included in one pdf. The PDF size shall not exceed 10 MB. Portfolios will be accepted in digital format for the selection process. 

You may include as much text as you wish, however we recommend a short statement on the project and your practice, as part of the PDF. 

At the Portfolio Review, all projects shall be presented on paper.

File names: Photographer’s First Name [hyphen] Last Name [dot] pdf. Eg.: Johan-Willner.pdf (you can´t use åäö and other special signs and space between the words)

Photo by: Kacper Kowalski, Side effects, winner of Portfolio Review 2016. Kacper will exhibit at Pumphuset 2 september – 21 oktober as part of Landskrona Foto Festival 2017. 

Portfolio Review for young nordic photographers 2017

The Portfolio Review for young nordic photographers will take place on 10 September 2017 in connection with Landskrona Foto Festival 2017. The offer is given to two photographers each from Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Participation is free of charge and the selected candidates also receive free accommodation in Landskrona during the first weekend of the festival. The reviewers are some of the experienced international experts who are involved in the festival’s ordinary Portfolio Review.

Date: 10 September 2017

Time: 10.00–17.00

Deadline for applications: Applications is now closed. Successful candidates will be notified by 15 August.

Price: Free (The project Nordic Photo Festivals is supported by Nordiska ministerrådet)


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. We want all the images to be included in one pdf.

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. E.g.: Johan-Willner.pdf (you can´t use åäö and other special signs and space between the words)

Trainee period 2018

The other activity that we offer young Nordic photographers is to work as a trainee curating a Nordic photo festival. The trainee periods vary between 1.5 and 2 months and duties consists of assisting the artistic and administrative management of the festival with the tasks that are part of the normal preparations for a festival. There are in total three different trainee periods during 2018 which a young photographer can apply for. As a trainee you receive free accommodation and a salary intended to cover the major part of other living expenses. These positions will be advertised during autumn 2017.

In the context of these calls for applications, “young photographer” means that you are in the final stage of your education or that it is less than three years since you qualified.